What’s closed (and open) due to Coronavirus in Brisbane?

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What national parks and picnic areas are open?

As of May 2nd in Brisbane, residents will be able to drive to and picnic or walk within 50kms of where they live.

You need to be mindful that while day-use areas of many national parks are open, facilities like conservation centres, swimming creeks, toilets and in some cases certain 4wd tracks will still be closed. If you arrive at any destination and the car park is full, you may want to consider choosing a different area. Social distancing is still a requirement for any outing. For those with younger kids you may want to reconsider going places that have playgrounds as your children will not be able to use them. 

NATIONAL PARKS 

This is what national parks are open (and what’s open) as of May 2nd National Parks

Here is a list of our favourite picnic places in Brisbane.

POPULAR BRISBANE PLACES

A few things to note:

  • Roma Street Parklands is open but their BBQ’s and playgrounds are closed. 
  • You can assume that ALL playgrounds at all locations are closed. 
  • Daisy Hill Conservation Park is open but the conservation centre is closed. 
  • South Bank Parklands is open BUT all playgrounds, barbeques and swimming areas remain closed until further notice

Childcare centres, schools, universities

An unprecedented event in our lifetime, the spread of Coronovirus across the world has understandably caused us all great concern. As COVID-19 inevitably impacts communities throughout Australia, many childcare centres, schools and businesses will be forced to close (even if only for a short time), and events will be postponed or cancelled to try to slow down the rate of infection.

This fact sheet provides some very helpful information for parents and carers with children who are especially concerned about Coronavirus, to help guide them through the uncertainty.

This is a list of local services and institutions that are currently closed due to Coronavirus in Brisbane and South-East Queensland:

Libraries closed due to Coronavirus

  • BRISBANE CITY COUNCIL LIBRARIES – All 33 Brisbane Libraries will be closed from Monday 23 March until further notice (more info here)
  • LOGAN CITY COUNCIL LIBRARIES – All Logan City Council Libraries will be closed from 12 noon Monday 23 March until further notice (more info here)
  • MORETON BAY REGION LIBRARIES – All branches and mobile library closed for 2 weeks from Monday 23 March (more info here)

Galleries and museums closed due to Coronoavirus

  • GOMA – GOMA is closed from 12 noon, Monday 23 March until further notice (more info here)
  • MORETON BAY REGION GALLERIES & MUSEUMS – Closed indefinitely from 4pm Friday 20 March (more info here)
  • MUSEUM OF BRISBANE – The Museum of Brisbane is temporarily closed from Monday 23 March until further notice (more info here)
  • QUEENSLAND AIR MUSEUM – Temporarily closed from Monday 23 March (more info here)
  • QUEENSLAND MUSEUM – The Queensland Museum is closed from 12 noon, Monday 23 March until further notice (more info here)

Theatres and cinemas closed due to Coronavirus

All cinemas across Australia are closed from midday 23 March until further notice.

  • EVENT CINEMAS – Now closed until further notice (more info here)
  • FIVE STAR CINEMAS (Elizabeth Picture Theatre, New Farm Cinemas & Red Hill Cinemas) – Now closed until further notice (more info here)
  • HOYT CINEMAS – Now closed until further notice (more info here)
  • PALACE CINEMAS – All Palace Cinema locations are closed from Thursday 19 March for an indefinite period (more info here)
  • QPAC – QPAC’s theatres are now closed until Thursday 30 April 2020 (more info here)
  • READING CINEMAS – All Reading Cinemas are now closed until further notice (more info here)
  • THE TIVOLI – All events with a capacity of over 500 people have been cancelled until further notice (more info here)

Theme Parks closed due to Coronavirus

  • DREAMWORLD – Closed from Monday 23 March (more info here)
  • PARADISE COUNTRY, GOLD COAST – Closed until further notice (more info here)
  • SEA WORLD, GOLD COAST – Closed until further notice (more info here)
  • TOPGOLF, GOLD COAST – Closed until further notice (more info here)
  • WARNER BROS. MOVIE WORLD, GOLD COAST – Closed until further notice (more info here)
  • WET’N’WILD, GOLD COAST – Closed until further notice (more info here)
  • WHITEWATER WORLD – Closed from Monday 23 March (more info here)

Other venues and facilities closed due to Coronavirus

  • ARCHIE BROTHERS CIRQUE ELECTRIQ, TOOMBUL – Closed from Monday 23 March until further notice (more info here)
  • AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK SPECTACULAR, GOLD COAST – Closed until Tuesday 31 March 2020 (more info here)
  • BRISBANE CITY COUNCIL POOLS – Closed until further notice (more info here)
  • DAISY HILL KOALA CENTRE – Closed from Thursday 19 March (more info here)
  • FORT LYTTON NATIONAL PARK – Cannon firing on Sundays, public tours on weekdays, holiday programs and night-time performances all suspended until further notice. Self-guided tours on Sundays will remain open. (more info here)
  • SIR THOMAS BRISBANE PLANETARIUM – Closed until further notice (more info here)
  • SKY ZONE, MACGREGOR – Closed from Monday 23 March until further notice (more info here)
  • STRIKE BOWLING, WINTERGARDEN – Closed from Monday 23 March until further notice (more info here)
  • URBAN XTREME – Closed from Monday 23 March until further notice (more info here)
  • WALKABOUT CREEK DISCOVERY CENTRE – Information centre closed indefinitely from 20 March. Shows, school holiday programs and education programs have also been cancelled. The wildlife centre remains closed due to redevelopment. (more info here)

For more national park closure alerts, please click here.

Events cancelled or postponed due to Coronavirus

Many events will also be forced to postpone, particularly large events such as festivals. Please ensure that you check with the websites of event organisers over the coming weeks, as many events in the Brisbane Kids Event Calendar may, unfortunately, be postponed or even cancelled. We will do our best to keep these event listings updated, however, it’s always best to double-check before heading out to an organised event – especially over the coming weeks.

Contactless deliveries during Coronoavirus isolation

Many food delivery businesses have already issued statements regarding ‘contactless’ deliveries. Companies such as UberEats and Dominos have stated that they will offer the option of your delivery being left at your front door to avoid person to person contact. 

You can find up to date information on Coronavirus via the Queensland Health website, with specific isolation advice here.

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One response to “What’s closed (and open) due to Coronavirus in Brisbane?”

  1. Jamie says:

    Aviation state high school will also be closed from Tuesday 17 of March 2020

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