We’re looking forward to 2023 in Brisbane and the Gold Coast, and all the incredible things that make our cities world-famous. From exciting special events to unmissable attractions, let 2023 be the year you make the most of what Queensland has to offer!
For locals and visitors alike, here’s the best of Brisbane and the Gold Coast that we’re celebrating this year.
Looking forward to 2023 in Brisbane and the Gold Coast
A Year of Music
Brisbane is a priority stop for major international artists on their Australian tours, making our city the perfect place to see your favourite singers live. Join thousands of fans in sold-out stadiums or savour every note in intimate locations – with so many music venues in Brisbane and the Gold Coast, artists and fans are spoiled for choice.
Here are some of the musical events scheduled for this summer, and keep an eye on venues around Brisbane and the Gold Coast for more! The Brisbane Entertainment Centre and the Riverstage host artists from around the world as well as local talent.
A Year of Sport
Brisbane and the Gold Coast have world-class stadiums and sporting grounds that provide the backdrop for incredible athletic action. From the Gold Coast Open surfing competition, the NRL Telstra Premiership Brisbane Magic Round, The FIFA Women’s World Cup events, The Supercars Boost Mobile Gold Coast 500, and many more – there’s something for everyone!
Here are some of the events due to be held in Queensland, and check out Ticketek or the pages of the sports grounds for more information. Some of the main events are held at Suncorp Stadium, The Gabba, The Metricon, CBUS Super Stadium, The Moreton Daily Stadium, and at many other local sporting facilities in the area.
A Year for Business
Brisbane and the Gold Coast are among the main Australian centres for business. Our cities host conferences and conventions so you can network, upskill, and find your next opportunity. The Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre is located in the heart of South Bank, and hosts regular business events. On the Gold Coast, check out the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre for trade shows, exhibitions, conferences and more. If you’re in town for business, check out our top tips for how to get the most out of your time on the Gold Coast and in Brisbane.
A Year for Arts and Culture
We’re celebrating arts and culture in 2023! There are so many events and venues to choose from. Browse permanent art installations dotted around Brisbane, or head to the Queensland Performing Arts Centre for dance, drama, and other incredible creative events. Nestled in New Farm is the iconic Brisbane Powerhouse, providing a beautiful venue for local and international talent. For updates on the Gold Coast creative scene, check out their dedicated Facebook page for updates.
A Year to Celebrate the Outdoors
Every year is perfect to celebrate the outdoors in Brisbane and the Gold Coast, so we’re looking forward to long sunny days and balmy nights in 2023. Try something new and visit the islands dotted around the area, bask in some beautiful gardens, or hit one of the world famous beaches and play the day away. In Brisbane it’s always summer – so head here and get outside in 2023!
A Year for New Experiences
In 2023, try something new. Get off the beaten track and try something different in Brisbane and the Gold Coast – visit a winery, race along the sand dunes at Moreton Island, or learn about the Indigenous history of Brisbane. The Gold Coast is rich in adventure experiences, and for a hit of adrenaline you can’t go past the many theme parks dotted around! There are plenty of adventure experiences you can take part in, and they don’t need to cost the earth.
A Year to Travel
Airtrain is your gateway between Brisbane and the rest of the world. Our trains run every 15 minutes in peak times, and every 30 minutes in off-peak travel windows. We meet 95% of all flights, bypassing all that traffic and the unexpected delays that can get in the way of smooth travel between the Brisbane Airport and your destination.
With modern, air conditioned fleet providing comfortable and reliable travel, Airtrain is committed to be the best way to begin and end your journey. Whether you’re visiting Brisbane or exploring new places, take time this year to celebrate the best of Brisbane!
We’re looking forward to 2023 in Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Happy New Year from all of us at Airtrain!