South Bank Health and Safety Update - Visit Brisbane


South Bank Health and Safety Update

31 March 2020

In response to COVID-19, Queensland Health has 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

Specific changes to South Bank Parklands amenities and operations currently include:

- All playgrounds, barbeques and swimming areas are closed until further notice

- All events are on hold until further notice

- The volunteer program is currently on hold 

- The South Bank Visitor Information and Booking Centre is closed to visitors until further notice. South Bank Visitor Information and Booking Centre staff will still be able to answer questions via email: [email protected] or phone: 07 3029 1797

- All toilets at Stanley Street Plaza and River Quay are now closed to the public. Toilets at Little Stanley Street, Aquativity, Central Cafes and the Piazza remain open

- ‘Chairs to Share’ will not be placed on South Bank’s lawns until further notice

- Restaurants and cafes at South Bank are no longer providing dine-in service and instead are offering takeaway only. To see who is offering this service, please view our takeaway article. For eatery questions, please contact [email protected] 

- 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 Riverside Green, Picnic Island Green and River Quay Green) is suspended from 30 March 2020. The suspension was advertised in The Courier Mail on Saturday 28 March 2020.

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 South Bank Parklands will continue to support any initiatives that have been developed to protect members of the public. 
In addition to the above, South Bank Parklands 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 South Bank Parklands, please make sure that you observe the guidelines set out by Queensland Health. These are also listed on their website and include only leaving the house for essential reasons, keeping at least 1.5 metres from others while you are in the park, no gatherings of more than two people from outside the same household, not visiting the Parklands if you are unwell, observing the 14 day self-isolation policy if you have recently returned from overseas, and washing your hands regularly for at least 20 seconds at a time, as needed. Our bathroom locations can be found on the map at

Thank you for your cooperation. If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected]