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
  • Roma Street
  • Southbank Parklands
  • James Street and Newstead
  • Caxton Street
  • Brunswick Street and Chinatown Mall, Fortitude Valley
  • Stones Corner
  • Sandgate Town Centre
  • Wynnum Town Centre
  • St Lucia Village
  • Moorooka Town Centre
  • Jackson Road Shopping Village in Sunnybank Hills

Brisbane City under a blue sky with large letter sculptures spelling Brisbane in the foreground

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:

  • Oriel Park
  • Booker Place Park
  • Calamvale District Park
  • Carindale Recreation Reserve
  • 7th Brigade Park, Chermside
  • Kalinga Park
  • Teralba Park
  • Hidden World Park
  • Forest Lake Parklands
  • Glindemann Park
  • Kangaroo Point Cliffs Park
  • M. Henderson Park
  • New Farm Park
  • Gregory Park
  • Einbunpin Lagoon
  • Rocks Riverside Park
  • Guyatt Park
  • Brisbane Botanic Gardens
  • Orleigh Park

The front gate to New Farm Park, where you can access the Brisbane Free Wifi network

Free Wifi while you shop

Lots of big shopping centres in Brisbane offer free Wifi. If you’re in the CBD, you’ll find free Wifi at The Myer Centre and Macarthur Central shopping centres.

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.

You’ll also score free Wifi at Northside’s Stafford City Shopping Centre, Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, and Skygate, located out near the domestic and international airports.

The front of Indooroopily Shopping Centre, where you can access Free Wifi in Brisbane

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.

If you need a quick Wifi fix, fast food chains McDonalds, Hungry Jacks, and KFC all offer free Wifi with a purchase.

A busy restaurant in Brisbane Australia, with a light up sign that says Brisbane - a common sight when moving to Brisbane

Wifi friendly public transport

You can connect to free Wifi on some forms of Brisbane public transport.

Queensland Rail offers free Wifi on 64 of its newest trains. If you’re travelling to the airport, the Airtrain also provides free Wifi.

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.

The Brisbane Airport Skytrain at the station, the best public transport option to avoid parking at Brisbane Airport

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.

The cafe inside the state library of Queensland, which offers Free Wifi in Brisbane 24 hours a day

Wifi at major landmarks

Free Wifi can be found at many of Brisbane’s major landmarks. Take advantage of free internet at the following spots:

The front of the Brisbane Museum, where you can access the Brisbane Free Wifi network on your phone or laptop

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