Roma Street Parkland Health and Safety Update - Visit Brisbane


Roma Street Parkland Health and Safety Update

15 May 2020

In response to COVID-19, Queensland Health advised of several directions in relation to home confinement, gatherings, business operations and more. Full details and enforcement information can be found at Queensland Health’s website

As restrictions begin to ease over the coming months, some changes will occur to what is closed at Roma Street Parkland. Please note that as of Saturday 16 May, the Children’s Garden playground and all barbeques will re-open. Please note that if you are using the playground and picnic areas, social distancing must be practiced, as well as good hygiene.

Please also note that the following remain closed or are not permitted at Roma Street Parkland:

- Roma Street Parkland remains an alcohol-free zone. As per Section 173 (E) of the Liquor Act 1992, the existing designation for the public areas where liquor may be consumed (as per Section 173 (C) designated area is defined as the Celebration and Lakeside Precincts) is suspended from 30 March 2020. The suspension was advertised in The Courier Mail on Saturday 28 March 2020.

- All events are on hold until further notice

- The volunteer program is currently on hold 

- The Parkland Explorer will not operate until further notice

- Guided tours will not operate until further notice

- The Information Booth is closed to visitors until further notice

- The Garden Room will be open for takeaway and limited sit down dining from Saturday 16 May 2020, 7am – 2:30pm each day. Sit down dining is limited to 10 patrons at a time and is available on a first come first served basis. No reservations are required, however a wait-list will operate when limited seating fills. For details, please visit The Garden Room Facebook page.

Please note that additional changes with regards to public activity are being made regularly by the Australian Government and Queensland Health, so this page will continue to be updated over the coming weeks. 

All of these changes have been made in the interests of public safety and we apologise for any inconvenience caused. The health and well-being of visitors is a priority, and Roma Street Parkland will continue to support any initiatives that have been developed to protect members of the public. 
In addition to the above, Roma Street Parkland is proactively implementing daily touch-point cleaning of all toilet blocks and parent’s rooms (specially-cleaned touch-points include hand railings, door handles, taps, dispensers, switches, signage and cistern buttons) plus intensifying night-cleaning of all toilets.
When you visit Roma Street Parkland, please make sure that you observe the guidelines set out by Queensland Health. These are also listed on their website.  Thank you for your cooperation. If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected]