There’s plenty to be egg-cited about this Easter, but residents are encouraged to check Council services and operating hours over the long weekend.

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said while some services will be closed or operating on public holiday hours, there will be plenty going on in Brisbane.

“The Easter long weekend is a great chance to spend time with family and friends, while exploring our suburbs and finding more to see and do in Brisbane,” Cr Schrinner said.

“Our public transport will be operating on a public holiday timetable for the most part, and we encourage you to plan your journey on the Translink website before you go to hop on board.

Some Council services will either close or operate differently, but all the information can be found on our website or by calling the 24/7 Council Contact Centre.”

Essential services will continue to operate, including weekly bin collections.

For those looking for something to do post Easter egg hunt can experience something new with several free events taking place across the city.

“If you find yourself suffering from a chocolate overload and want some more Easter entertainment, there’ll be lots to do with family and friends over the Easter weekend,” Cr Schrinner said.

“Victoria Park will be hosting The Great Easter Bunny Trail from 3-10 April, with a special appearance from the Easter Bunny and Easter Treats Movie Night on Saturday 8 April to keep the kids busy all weekend long.

Families looking to spend time indoors can also experience the range of free and ticketed activities available at the Museum of Brisbane, which will be open Saturday 8 April through to Monday 10 April.

No matter what day it is, our more than 2180 parks across our suburbs are a great place to go with family and friends to play outside or enjoy an Easter picnic.”

Details on all Council services operating over Easter can be found on the Council website or by calling the 24-hour contact centre on (07) 3403 8888.

For plenty of free and low-cost events happening around the city and suburbs, visit the ‘What’s On’ section of Council’s website or download the Brisbane App and plan your perfect long weekend.

Bus Services:


Service update

Friday 7th April

Buses to operate on a Sunday timetable

No school services will operate

Maroon and Blue CityGlider will operate on a Sunday timetable until 11:30am

Saturday 8th April

Buses to operate on a normal timetable

Maroon CityGlider and Blue CityGlider will operate 24 hours, including half-hourly services between midnight and 5am on Sunday morning.

Sunday 9th April

Buses to operate on a Sunday timetable

Maroon and Blue CityGlider will operate on a Sunday timetable until 11:30am

Early morning Nightlink services will operate on Sunday 9 April between approximately 1am and 5am.

Monday 10th April

Buses to operate on a Sunday timetable


Ferry Services:

  • From Friday, 7 April to Monday 10 April, CityCats, the Bulimba to Teneriffe, Inner-City Cross River ferries and CityHopper services will run to a Sunday/public holiday timetable.
  • For detailed information on bus and ferry routes and timetables visit or call 13 12 30.

Waste and recycling:

  • Bin collections will continue across the city as usual, including collection days that fall on Good Friday and Easter Monday.
  • Council’s resource recovery centres are open every day of the year accepting waste, recycling, tip shop donations and green waste as usual.


  • Council libraries to be closed from Easter Friday through to Easter Monday.


City Venues:

  • The Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium is closed Easter Friday through to Easter Monday.
  • All other Council venues open as per normal.

 Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha:

  • Open to the public all year.
  • Current Winter hours are 8am-5pm.
  • Vehicle access in the Gardens is not permitted on weekends, public holidays and from 4pm on weekdays.
    • The Mt Coot-tha Visitor Information Centre is open every day of the year (except Christmas Day and Boxing Day) from 9am-4pm