Brisbane City Hall is located on Adelaide Street next to King George Square in downtown Brisbane. The pristinely decorated building acts as the seat of the Brisbane City Council and is often utilised for important community events. Brisbane City Hall’s exquisite Renaissance design garnered its place upon the list of the Register of the National Estate.
Notable features of Brisbane City Hall include an architecturally designed auditorium, 70-metre high clock tower, and various sculptures of historical significance. The pediment displays an accurate account of the settlement of Queensland. King George V is honoured by a statue positioned at the front of Brisbane City Hall, facing sculptures of his golden lions located in the square adjacent to the building.
The Brisbane City Council has enacted a free inner-city bussing system that runs routes through the downtown area with many stops at City Hall. From the airport, taxis can be taken to the destination. The most prominent form of transportation within the region around Brisbane City Hall is bicycling with the City Council offering plentiful City Bikes for rental to visitors.
Brisbane City Hall was originally constructed in the 1920s and opened in 1930. In the 1980s the hall went through its first major restoration followed by an additional structural renovation that temporarily closed the location from 2010-2012. This important city icon is now utilised predominantly by the City Council as a public gathering place.