Brisbane City Hall


Situated in King George Square, just between Adelaide and Ann Street, stands one of the Brisbane’s famous landmark and the seat of the Brisbane’s City Council, the Brisbane City Hall.

The City Hall was built in 1920 with the foundation stone laid by the

Prince Edward of Wales and was officially opened in 1930.

The building used to house the administrative offices of the City Council, the Council Chamber, and councilor’s offices until the opening of the Brisbane Administration Center in 1975. The building was fully restored

in 1980 and part of this restoration was to bring back the original design

of the reception rooms.

The building’s main entrance is facing King George Square, a famous venue where most public events, such as those sponsored by community groups and charity organizations, are held. At the entrance of the building stands a bronze lion sculpture which is in front of the King George Square. 

brisbane city hall

It was once the tallest building in Brisbane until 1973 and the most expensive building in Australia before the Sydney Opera House was constructed.

Today, the city hall serves as a special venue for wedding events, meeting and conferences, graduation, gala and other special events.

It has six equally elegant, carpeted and air conditioned function rooms, complete with audio visual equipment from the in-house sound system,

stage lighting, spot lights and mirror balls.

The main auditorium is a perfect venue for lively concerts, glamorous balls and gala dinners with its stunning sky dome ceiling, elegant 25m wide stage, and polished wooden floors. With an area of 849 square meters, it can carry up to 800 people for gala dinners or 1000 guests for cocktail parties.

The stunning sky dome, polished wooden floors and the impressive circle balcony gives the auditorium a unique atmosphere that no other venues can offer. A rare acoustic panel, grand pipe organ and Steinway grand piano can also be seen inside this grand auditorium.

Celebrating wedding, graduation, and awards night can be very romantic and memorable inside the pastel green colored Brisbane Room adorned with elegant chandeliers and red carpeted stage. Stage plays and other theatrical performances and presentations can be held in the brown toned Ithaca Room which features a permanent stage and complete theatre facilities. The room also have a Steinway piano and a fully carpeted auditorium.

Meanwhile, the relaxing apricot and beige color, natural lighting and vinyl-covered floor of the Hamilton Room is the ideal venue for meetings, mini

trade-fairs and exhibitions. Experience a taste of French atmosphere as you enter through the French doors going to the Balmoral Room, fully painted

with creamy white tones and designed with period furnishings. Along the entrance hall, visitors can see a collection of Sir Thomas Brisbane memorabilia. This is a perfect venue for wedding, breakfast meetings and cocktail parties.

Attached to this room is the pastel blue colored Windsor room. What is special to this room is the balcony from where guests can have a great view

of the King George Square The stylish floor to ceiling glass doors give the room an elegant and modern look perfect for corporate meetings and

wedding. The Brisbane City Hall is open daily except on public holidays. Anyone is welcome to tour around the city hall including a lift to the famous clock tower via the fully restored antique elevator.