64 Adelaide Street, Meanjin [Brisbane]
Saturday : 10am to 5pm
Sunday : 10am to 5pm
General access and guided tours // Prebooked guided tours

Visit heritage-listed Brisbane City Hall, the civic heart of the city and backdrop to many cultural, social and civic events. Discover Museum of Brisbane sitting atop the restored City Hall, visit the council Chambers or take a trip up the iconic Clock Tower.

Built between 1920 and 1930, Brisbane City Hall has played an important role in the lives of our community in times of war, peace and celebration, earning it the title of the “People’s Place”. City Hall is a symbol of civic pride and one of Brisbane’s greatest icons. The construction took 10 years making it the second largest construction of its time next to the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The building was officially opened on 8 April 1930 by Queensland Governor Sir John Goodwin.

The building contains notable technical achievements for its time and is a fine example of a classical revival civic building with a modern steel reinforced concrete column and beam structure. City Hall closed in 2010 for restoration and upgrades valued at $215 million, and re-opened in 2013.

Brisbane City Council partnered with the National Trust of Queensland to help save this iconic building for future generations. As well as being the civic seat of the city and home to the Lord Mayor, City Hall remains open to the public every day.

Council chambers and Brisbane room will be open for access.

Free Bands in Parks performances at the Main Auditorium, City Hall from 2pm to 3pm on Sunday.

Tour Information

Frequency of Guided Tours: Clock tower tours every 15 mins | City Hall tours: 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm and 2:30pm | Museum Highlights Tour 11:00am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm and 3:30pm | Chinese Language City Hall Tour 1:30pm (Sunday-only) | Chinese Language Museum Highlights Tour 2:30pm (Sunday-only) Sunday 2-3pm BCC Free Bands in Parks performances of South East Queensland Symphonic Winds No bookings required.

Tour Tips

Head to Museum of Brisbane on L3

Wheelchair access


Is Heritage listed



Environment Accreditation: 4 Green Star rating

Original architect: Hall & Prentice // 2010-2013 Restoration: Tanner GHD
1920-30: Original construction // 2010-2013: Restoration