The free Brisbane app allows users to find events, discover Brisbane businesses, and create saveable and shareable guides to their favourite attractions across the city and the suburbs.
Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said the Brisbane app is the must-have tool for everything you need to know about Brisbane.
“By bringing together the city’s best attractions, eateries, events, businesses and accommodation into the one simple-to-use smartphone app, users will be able to search, scroll and curate their own unique Brisbane experience,” said Cr Schrinner.
“With the app you can discover hidden bars, the latest restaurants and out-of-the-way cafes all in one handy location.
“The app also features all the details people wants to know about Council facilities, like local parks, pools and libraries.
“Our city and suburbs are packed with hidden gems and unique experiences, so the Brisbane app is all about inspiring everyone who visits, lives or works here to get out and discover something new, while supporting local businesses during a time when it’s needed most.”
The initiative capitalises on Brisbane’s reputation as Australia’s premier lifestyle city, which has an ever-expanding range of restaurants, cafes and experiences.
Council data shows that 300 new food business licenses were issued in the past few months, especially in suburban areas where spending increased 15 per cent in the last six months, compared to the first six months of 2019.
The Brisbane App will allow people to explore new and hidden restaurants, cafes, events, and attractions in a push to support local business.
The app also presents an opportunity for small businesses to reach a wider audience of potential customers.
It allows businesses to tailor their listings with contact details, key search terms, photos and special deals to connect with potential new customers for free.
Cr Schrinner said the app is an initiative of the Economic Recovery Taskforce and another way Council was backing small businesses in Brisbane.
“Residents can share the love for their favourite businesses via the app’s ‘like’ feature, or by adding them to a guide and sharing it with their friends and family,” he said.
“By creating an account, businesses can continually upload new and exciting details, like photos and specials deals, giving them the opportunity to be seen by thousands of potential customers.
“Businesses, particularly in the accommodation, events, tourism and hospitality industries, need our support and we are proud to have delivered a smartphone app that puts local businesses front and centre.
“Ensuring businesses not only survive, but thrive, is key to Brisbane’s economic recovery, which is why we’ve invested $58.3 million in small business and economic recovery initiatives this financial year.”
The app is available to download now for free via the Apple Store and Google Play – simply search ‘Brisbane’.