Background Image

Brisbane's Cultural Precinct

Arts Queensland is the Trustee of Brisbane’s Cultural Precinct (the Precinct). The Precinct is the centrepiece of Queensland’s arts portfolio and occupies a prime location at Brisbane’s South Bank, adjacent to the city’s CBD. It is home to the State’s leading arts and cultural institutions:

This collection of co-located cultural institutions on a single site is unique in Australia and rare worldwide. Together with the South Bank Parklands, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre and neighbouring institutions such as the Queensland Conservatorium, the Precinct forms a concentration of cultural, educational, retail and recreational facilities.

Locals and tourists alike are attracted to the award-winning architecture, programs, exhibitions and events, with the Precinct welcoming more than 5.5 million visitors in 2015-16.

If you would like to discuss venue hire options and availability please contact the cultural institutions listed above directly.

Heritage Status

The original buildings designed by Robin Gibson for Brisbane’s Cultural Precinct were recognised by the Queensland Heritage Council on 12 June 2015 for their cultural heritage significance.

Arts Queensland commissioned a Conservation Management Plan to provide a framework to maintain the integrity of the Precinct and inform future planning and investment.

Indigenous significance

Indigenous culture interacts with a contemporary exhibition and learning environment at the Cultural Precinct.

Find out more about the Precinct's Indigenous significance.


The Cultural Precinct is accessible by car, bus, train, and ferry. It’s also a short walk from Brisbane’s CBD.

Find out more about the Precinct's transport options.

Culturalist app

Discover the unexpected with the free app for Brisbane’s Cultural Precinct.

Find out more about the Culturalist app.