South Bank Health and Safety Update - Visit Brisbane


South Bank 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 South Bank. Please note that as of Saturday 16 May, the following will re-open: 

- Picnic Island Green Playground. Please note Riverside Green Playground remains closed due to essential maintenance work until mid-June 2020

- All public barbeque facilities

- The Boat Pool and Aquativity. Please note that Streets Beach remains closed due to essential maintenance work until July 2020.
* The Boat Pool and Aquativity will be open from 9am-5pm daily
* Crowd numbers of both pools will be managed on site to comply with social distancing requirements
* Per Queensland Health’s advice on this page (please refer to ‘Read the Roadmap Frequently Asked Questions’ document, section 6), all showers and change rooms will remain closed to minimise dwell time on-site. Only toilets will be open.

- The South Bank Visitor Information and Booking Centre (VIC) will open from 10am-3pm daily. If you need to contact them, they can be reached on [email protected] or phone on 07 3029 1797.

Please note that the following remain closed or are not permitted at South Bank:

- South Bank Parklands 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 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.

- All events are on hold until further notice

- The volunteer program is currently on hold

- ‘Chairs to Share’ will not be placed on South Bank’s lawns until further notice
- Some restaurants and cafes at South Bank are offering limited seating dine-in options from Saturday 16 May. To see the options available, please view our restaurants and cafés article. To see who is offering takeaway options, please view our takeaway article. For eatery questions, please contact [email protected] 

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