Free and low cost local activities
Brisbane Greeters is a FREE public service open to everyone. Whether you’re a local, here on business, a student, visiting or choosing Brisbane as your new home, we’re looking forward to meeting you. Brisbane Greeters are locals who love living here so much that they are enthusiastic about introducing you to their city, and sharing their intimate knowledge. To book a tour or for more information click here.
The Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) is a single institution located across two adjacent river-side buildings in the Cultural Precinct at Brisbane's Southbank. Our vision is to be the leading institution for the contemporary art of Australia, Asia and the Pacific. QAGOMA holds a Collection of over 17,000 works of historical, modern and contemporary art, and stages a dynamic program of Australian and international exhibitions. We are home to the Children's Art Centre which collaborates on interactive artworks with leading artists from around the world, and the Australian Cinémathèque, the only dedicated cinema facility in an Australian art museum. QAGOMA operates its own retail outlets and cafes and restaurants, proceeds from which support the Gallery. Entry to QAGOMA is free. This includes most exhibitions, screenings and programs. Some exhibitions and special events have an entry fee and tickets can be purchased online or on site at the ticket desk.
Queensland Museum & Science Centre
This fascinating museum of natural history, cultural heritage, science and human achievement tells the changing story of Queensland. A popular destination for school groups, the Museum also provides entertaining holiday activities and an innovative early childhood program. Entry into the Queensland Museum is free.
The Sciencentre offers hours of interactive, science-based fun for kids of all ages (including the 'big kids'!) in the heart of Brisbane's Cultural Precinct. There are no 'visitors' at the Sciencentre - everyone is a 'participant'. This place is a one hundred percent hands-on experience! Admission to the Sciencentre starts at $14.50 for adults.
CityCycle has 150 stations available across Brisbane’s city centre, stretching from Newstead to West End and Toowong.
CityCycle bike hiring and returning is available 24 hours 7 days a week.
Located in close proximity to each other, every CityCycle station has a minimum of 10 bike racks making it an easy, reliable and convenient transport option.
Once a CityCycle Membership or Casual Pass is purchased, you can hire and return a bike at any CityCycle station within the network.
You can ride all day for free, as long as the bikes are returned within half-hour intervals. After this half-hour of free use expires, a usage fee applies
A Casual pass for 24 hours access is as little as $2 AUD.
For more information and city cycle station locations click here.
As the only 3 day weekend market in Brisbane, the Collective Markets at Southbank enjoy an unrivalled reputation amongst stallholders in the region.
Set in the centre of vibrant Southbank, Brisbane’s cultural heart, these markets attract Brisbanites and tourists alike – in droves, week in and week out.
Featuring live music, trending fashion and vintage clothing, unique collectibles, photography and art, this is a market for the people. A place to hit up the foodie stalls while taking in live music on a Friday night, to find that perfect on-vacation memento gift, or to soak up some rays and indulge in some retail therapy on a lazy Sunday.
The markets are open on Friday evenings, Saturday and Sunday located at Stanley.