Brisbane Free WiFi: A guide to free wireless internet in Brisbane
Australia isn’t the most connected country in the world, but it’s getting easier to find free Wifi, especially in capital cities like Brisbane.
For tourists and locals alike, having access to free Wifi can make or break a day out and about. Whether you’re posting on Facebook, researching a paper, or checking your email, here’s our ultimate guide to free Wifi in Brisbane.
Wifi on the street
Brisbane City Council have your free Wifi needs sorted in the CBD, with a public free Wifi network. The council Wifi network also covers popular areas, like King George Square and Chinatown. To connect, find the ‘Brisbane Free Wifi’ network.
Some areas covered by Brisbane Free Wifi include:
Queen Street Mall
James Street and Newstead
Brunswick Street and Chinatown Mall, Fortitude Valley
Sandgate Town Centre
Wynnum Town Centre
St Lucia Village
Moorooka Town Centre
Jackson Road Shopping Village in Sunnybank Hills
Wifi friendly parks
If you’re at a park in Brisbane and need free internet, you might have free Wifi right in your park bench. Brisbane City Council has extended the Brisbane Free Wifi network to 22 popular parks and public spaces.
You can get free Wifi access at these spots:
Booker Place Park
Calamvale District Park
Carindale Recreation Reserve
7th Brigade Park, Chermside
Hidden World Park
Forest Lake Parklands
Kangaroo Point Cliffs Park
M. Henderson Park
New Farm Park
Rocks Riverside Park
Brisbane Botanic Gardens
Free Wifi while you shop
If you’re further out, Westfield Chermside and Westfield Carindale both offer free Wifi access for shoppers. They allow 1GB or 180 minutes of free access each day by connecting to their Wifi network when you visit.
Free Wifi in Brisbane Cafes
If you like Wifi with your latte, you’ll find free access in many of Brisbane’s independent cafes. It’s not technically free as you’ll need to purchase something to use it. But it is pretty useful, especially if you’re buying coffee anyway.
Brisbane’s biggest coffee chain is The Coffee Club, which offers free Wifi at most locations. The Coffee Club started in Brisbane, so there’s lots of stores, including several in the CBD itself.
Starbucks isn’t a big brand in Australia, but there are a few stores in Brisbane, and the all offer free Wifi. At other cafes, just ask the barista if there’s free Wifi when you order.
Wifi friendly public transport
You can connect to free Wifi on some forms of Brisbane public transport.
If you’re on the Brisbane River, the entire Citycat fleet is Wifi enabled, but only on the UQConnect and EduRoam networks. You’ll need to be a student to use these.
Free Wifi in Brisbane libraries
Free Wifi is available in Brisbane City Council libraries to visitors with their own Wifi enabled device. Library members can also book a library computer. Brisbane Square Library is the biggest council library, found at the top of the Queen Street Mall.
The State Library of Queensland at Southbank also offers free Wifi. This is available 24/7, with no time limit for access.
Brisbane, the (internet) surfer’s paradise!
Brisbane is a digitally accessible city, thanks to the free Wifi in so many places.
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