Some of the best things to see and do in Brisbane are free, so pack your vegemite sandwiches and enjoy a day in the city without spending a cent on entertainment.
In the South Bank Cultural Precinct across the river from the CBD the Qld Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland State Library and Queensland Museum are all free, except for special exhibitions.
The Queensland Performing Arts Centre has regular programs of free entertainment.
The Queen Street Mall in the city centre hosts regular shows on stage and for just a few coins, buskers entertain the crowds. This is a good place for people watching.