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Secure Parking offers affordable and convenient parking around Brisbane CBD, South Bank, West End, Fortitude Valley and more, for you and family to enjoy.

Whether you are local or a visitor, there is always something new to discover in Brisbane with many events hosted each week.

South Bank is the heart of Brisbane's cultural precinct including the Queensland Museum and Science Centre, with varied interactive exhibitions. Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, also on South Bank, is amongst Australia's major contemporary art museums.

Take a stroll in the beautiful Brisbane Botanic Gardens, and also head into Brisbane city which is loaded with great restaurants and regular events, including the spectacular annual event Riverfire.

There is always something happening in the wider Brisbane area too, including sporting and music events. Click below to find parking for events throughout the city:

Or for specific events scroll down.

Christmas & NYE in the City

The City is aglow this festive season, with magical sights and sounds. A visit to see the giant twinkling Christmas Tree, the nightly parade and light show, plus other festive delights are a must-do on every family's holiday wish list.

Best Parking (unless otherwise indicated):

Wintergarden Car Park

QueensPlaza Car Park

Post Office Square Car Park


Lighting of the Christmas Tree - King George Square

29 Nov 2019

Decorated with thousands of glittering fairy lights, and a huge colourful star, the 22m iconic Christmas Tree in King George Square is a magical site to be seen. The giant switch won't turn on until night has fallen, so settle in and enjoy the jovial performances in front of City Hall as the sun sets over the City from 6.30pm. The event is FREE to enjoy.

Best Parking:

179 Turbot Street Car Park - Car park closes at 9:30pm for this special event.

Book Night Parking from $15


BrisStyle Twilight Markets

Sat 30 Nov - King George Square

Head to King George Square, from 4:00pm to 9:00pm, to experience the one and only Brisbane-based marketplace selling 100% handmade goods, featuring over 80 local designers. A great opportunity for more Christmas shopping!


Brisbane City Christmas Parade - Queen Street Mall

13 to 22 Dec 2019

Festive-fun begins at 7.30pm as the annual Brisbane City Christmas Parade marches it way through the Queen St Mall from Edward St through to King George Square. Brimming with music and merriment, this year's Christmas Parade will feature new exciting characters, hundreds of singing and dancing performers and of course the star - Santa Claus to entertain and delight all ages!


Gold Lotto City Hall Lights

6 to 24 Dec 2019

The Gold Lotto City Hall Lights return with an enchanting, brand new story by celebrated Brisbane Children's Author Samanta Wheeler. Taking place nightly, the playful Aussie Christmas tale come to life via animation onto City Hall every 15 minutes from 7.30pm to midnight.


The Lights of Christmas - St Stephen's Cathedral

11 to 24 Dec 2019

Back for its second year, watch the historic St Stephens's Cathedral glow in a magnificent light show on Elizabeth Street. From 7.00pm to 10:30pm, with carols beginning at 6:30pm. This novel show will celebrate the season of peace, joy and goodwill through animation and projection on the Cathedral.

Best Parking:

MacArthur Central Car Park


Holey Moley Wintergarden

Opens Fri 29 Nov

Brisbane’s favourite leisure-tainment experience in the brilliant Holey Moley Golf Club opens at Wintergarden on Friday 29 November.

A combo venue with Strike Bowling, Holey Moley will bring its cocktail bar meets mini-golf course, retro party and social commentary locale slash all-out cool vibe to the city, guaranteeing to satisfy even the most competitive individual, especially those with a thirst for crazy cocktails and off-the-wall bites.

Best Parking:

Wintergarden Car Park

Weekend Parking from $9 with Promotional Code FUNWEND

Night Parking (enter after 4:00pm) from $6 - with Promotional Code FUNNIGHT



NYE @ Howard Smith Wharves

Celebrate the beginning of a new decade at Howard Smith Wharves with an array of options to kick start 2020! Ring in the new year with fireworks front and centre on the Brisbane River and a dazzling city backdrop.

Click here to learn more.

Best Parking:

Howard Smith Wharves Car Park - Drive-up parking $50



90 Bowen Terrace Car Park - No Drive-up parking available



NYE @ Eagle Street

Eagle Street Pier well known for its award winning restaurants, casual dining spots and entertainment hot spots and unrivalled view of the NYE fireworks on the Brisbane River.

Click here to learn more.

Best Parking:

480 Queen Street Car Park - Drive-up parking $30



Emirates House Car Park - Drive-up parking $25



200 Mary Street Car Park - Drive-up parking $20



201 Charlotte Street Car Park - Drive-up parking $20



126 Margaret Street Car Park - Drive-up parking $20



Central Plaza 1 Car Park - Drive-up parking $20



Parkade Car Park - Drive-up parking $20



Cathedral Square Car Park - Drive-up parking $11



Wintergarden Car Park - Drive-up parking $16



Portside Wharf Car Park - Click to view Car Park for rates

What's on in Brisbane

Australia Day at South Bank

Sunday 26 Jan 2020

Relax and celebrate the laid back lifestyle of our vast and diverse country with festivities on the sprawling lawns of South Bank Parklands.

Enjoy free live music from 2pm to 6pm with performances from Birdman Randy and The Ivory Street Preachers as well as special guest DJ’s with smooth sounds and upbeat anthems.

Complete your experience with a colourful Australia Day fireworks display at 7.30pm. For premium viewing point heads to the Clem Jones Promenade, the Cultural Forecourt or River Quay.

Best Parking:

SW1 Car Park - Weekend Parking from $20


Vulture Street Car Park - Parking from $9


Eco Expo

13 to 15 Sept 2019

Australia’s largest sustainability expo, brings a host of new environmentally conscious products and services.

Save $5 off event tickets by redeeming promo code PARKECO. Click here

Best Parking:

Valley Metro Car Park

$7.50* Night Parking (enter after 4pm) - Redeem Promotion Code ECOWD19

Friday 13 Sept - use Promotional Code ECOFRI19


Book of Mormon @ Lyric Theatre QPAC

Now until 14 Feb

The Book of Mormon returns to Brisbane! After a sold out season in 2019, the “funniest musical of all time” (Entertainment Weekly) is coming back due to popular demand for a strictly limited season from 3 Jan – 14 Feb at QPAC.

SAVE on your tickets:

Get $20 off A reserve tickets for Tuesday-Thursday 7.30pm show, Sunday 1pm and 6.30pm shows. Click to find out how.

Best Parking:

SW1 Car Park - Weekend or Night Parking from $15.50



Sweet As - Brisbane Dessert Festival

Sat 14 & Sun 15 Sept 2019

Brisbane’s very own festival dedicated to all things sweet (with savoury options) is back for it's second edition at Musgrave Park, West End. There will be brownies, cheese, chocolate, coffee, cupcakes, doughnuts, gelatos, ice-creams, macarons, marsh mallows, meringues, popsicles, sorbets, waffles and lots more from an awesome line-up of Queensland's best dessert makers.

Best Parking:

10 Browning Street Car Park

Weekend Parking from $12 with promo code SWEET10BR 



The Markets West End Car Park

Weekend Parking from $10 with promo code SWEETMKTS



A League: Brisbane Roar v CC Mariners

Sat 30 Nov 2019

Makerston House Car Park - Drive Up $15


Brisbane Transit Centre Car Park - Drive Up $15


Milton Green Car Park - Drive Up $21


The Barracks Car Park - Drive Up $41


Darling & Co Car Park - Drive Up not available


Buy Tickets for 30 November Brisbane Roar Game here!


QUT Students Guild Present: Garden Sounds

Thur 3 Oct 2019

The QUT Guild is delivering the ultimate student festival experience for 2019: Garden Sounds! Featuring an all-star lineup with an eclectic mix of the biggest local and interstate artists. Including headliner Running Touch; an enigmatic electronica-indie pop artist hailing from Melbourne who has taken the electronic music circuit by storm. Find more information here.

Best Parking:

200 Mary Street Car Park

Night Parking from $12 (4pm onwards)


Parkade Car Park

Night Parking from $14 (4pm onwards)


126 Margaret Car Park

Night Parking from $12 (4pm onwards)


Holey Moley Wintergarden

Brisbane’s favourite leisure-tainment experience in the brilliant Holey Moley Golf Club opens at Wintergarden on Friday 29 November.

A combo venue with Strike Bowling, Holey Moley will bring its cocktail bar meets mini-golf course, retro party and social commentary locale slash all-out cool vibe to the city, guaranteeing to satisfy even the most competitive individual, especially those with a thirst for crazy cocktails and off-the-wall bites.

Best Parking:

Wintergarden Car Park



Weekends on the Lawn

Every Weekend

It's the perfect time of the year in Brisbane to get outdoors and soak up the sun at Howard Smith Wharves "Weekends on the Lawn". Enjoy a laid-back afternoon of food, drinks, lawn games and epic river views every Saturday and Sunday from 1-8pm. Find more information here.

Best Parking:

Howard Smith Wharves Car Park - Hourly Parking from $8.20


Lunch @ Howard Smith Wharves

Weekdays

Discover great lunch spots for your friends, business and family to enjoy by the Brisbane River, with a lunchtime parking option to suit the any midday tastes.

  • Felon's Brewing Co
  • Felon's Fish n' Chips
  • Mr Percival's
  • Arc Dining & Wine Bar
  • Greca
  • Betty's Burgers
  • Polpetta

Lunchtime Parking:

Howard Smith Wharves Car Park - Parking from $11.20 (inc booking fee)

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