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What’s open in Brisbane right now?

Here’s a rundown of the restaurants, bars and attractions open in Brisbane during the coronavirus pandemic.

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As of 8 October, restrictions in Brisbane have eased. Brisbane locals can dine-in at a restaurant or cafe, have visitors over, gather outdoors and attend public venues.

Looking to get out and about and explore? See our guide for things to do in Brisbane to find some inspiration.

What can I do in Brisbane?

If you live closer to the Gold Coast, see what's open here.

  • You must wear a mask at airports, public transport or rideshares, shuttles and in healthcare settings.
  • Have up to 100 people in your home.
  • Public gatherings have no limit.
  • Visit a restaurant, cafe, bar or nightclub (dancing is allowed). Food and drink must be consumed only while seated. The 1 person per 2 square metres rule applies.
  • Visit gyms and hairdressers subject to a 1 person per 2 square metre rule.
  • Visit museums, galleries, libraries and historical sites, following the 1 person per 2 square metres rule.
  • Travel to hiking trails, camping grounds, parks, playgrounds and skate parks.
  • Attend a wedding or funeral with no capacity limits.
  • Visit hospitals, aged care and disability facilities so long as you're not a close contact or haven't been in a declared hotspot.
  • Attend an indoor event with allocated seating at 100% capacity. Masks must be worn.
  • Attend an outdoor event with COVID Safe Event Checklist at 100% capacity.
  • Attend stadium events at 100% capacity.
  • Travel and book overnight accommodation. However, travel outside of affected Local Government Areas is not recommended.
  • Community sport is permitted.
  • Attend an open home or auction.

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What's open in Brisbane

Brisbane attractions open in July 2022

Attractions in Brisbane can re-open now that lockdown has ended. If you're ready to get back out there, see our top recommendations of things to do in Brisbane and the best places to visit in the city.

AttractionOpening hours
Story Bridge ClimbOpen 6am - 10pm Monday to Sunday
South Bank ParklandsOpen 5am - 12am Monday to Sunday
Lone Pine Koala SanctuaryOpen 9am - 5pm Monday to Sunday
Queensland Art GalleryOpen 10am - 5pm Monday to Sunday
Queensland MuseumOpen 9:30am - 4pm Monday to Sunday
Palace CinemasOpen (Session times depend on the show)
Roma Street ParklandsOpen 24 hours Monday to Sunday
Daisy Hill Conservation ParkOpen 7am - 6:30pm Monday to Sunday
Snow4KidsOpen 17 July -31 August Friday to Sunday

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Walking trails, parks and beaches

There are plenty of open spaces for you to exercise and get your daily dose of sunshine in Brisbane. Be sure to socially distance from others when you're out and about, and remember to wear a mask if you're not doing strenuous exercise.


Shopping centres, supermarkets and grocery stores

Shopping centres and supermarkets are open. Extra measures are being taken in shopping centres and supermarkets to focus on increased hygiene and social distancing.

Some things you can expect to find in supermarkets are hand sanitisers for customers, increased cleaning and marked lines at checkouts measured to maintain a healthy social distance.

Shops are veering away from handling cash and enforcing the use of contactless payments.


Are hotels open in Brisbane?

You can book a stay at hotels in Brisbane. Keep in mind social distancing rules apply and there may be some changes to the amenities available.

Looking to book accommodation in Brisbane? You can book to stay at these hotels right now:


Can I travel from Brisbane to other parts of Queensland?

Yes. You may, but you should strongly consider your need to travel and avoid regional Queensland if possible (unless you're an essential worker).


Do I need to pre-book to visit dining venues and attractions?

Yes. It's a good idea to book ahead for seated dining as restaurants and cafes are subject to density limits.

As attractions start re-opening in Brisbane, it's best to visit their website directly to find out whether you have to pre-book tickets.


What restaurants and cafes are open in Brisbane?

Restaurants and cafes can open for seated dining, takeaway and delivery in Brisbane.

Note, if you're ordering a coffee, some cafes are refusing to accept keep cups to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Policies are changing rapidly and if you're unsure, call up your local establishment to see what its current dining options are.

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