South Bank Corporation is dedicated to providing a safe and enjoyable experience for visitors to South Bank Parklands. For public safety and comfort, the following Conditions of Entry apply.

  • South Bank Parklands is open between 5am and midnight
  • Conduct causing a public nuisance is not permitted and may result in exclusion in accordance with the South Bank Corporation Act 1992. This includes being drunk or disorderly and creating a disturbance
  • Children are to be supervised by a parent or guardian at all times
  • All visitors must comply with onsite signage and directions from security officers or lifeguards
  • Cyclists, rollerbladers/skateboarders and users of personal mobility devices must limit speed to 10 km/h and comply with all laws
  • No skateboarding tricks or activities are permitted
  • No audible noise before 7am or after 10pm, Monday to Saturday or before 8am or after 10pm on Sundays.

The following activities are not permitted at South Bank Parklands:

  • littering or damaging property
  • camping or sleeping
  • consumption of alcohol or smoking outside of designated areas
  • fishing or swimming in the river, ponds or fountains
  • religious or political activities other than as approved
  • pegging/staking into lawns
  • attaching items to parkland infrastructure or trees
  • disposal of ice or hot water on lawns or garden areas
  • spruiking, hawking, soliciting and distribution of leaflets
  • feeding of wildlife
  • erecting portable structures including tents and marquees, except small domed structures as set out below
  • use of portable cooking devices/gas stoves or open fires or candles or generators
  • high risk activities endangering individuals or parkland visitors
  • unauthorised commercial activities.

Use of the Main Lagoon, Beach, Boat Pool and Aqua play/water facilities:

  • No animals are permitted in the pool system or adjacent areas, including the stream, beach and boat pool ramp. 
  • No bomb diving, diving or jumping into the pools.
  • No eating or drinking in the pools.
  • Small domed shade structures are permitted (no larger than 1m in height) – Structure should be self-supporting - no pegs, or tying to structures/ trees.
  • Appropriate swimwear must be worn at all times when swimming.
  • Infants/toddlers must wear swim nappies.
  • Throwing sand or rocks is not permitted.
  • The use of metal detectors is not permitted.

Domestic animals in South Bank Parklands:

  • Dogs and cats must be on-leash, and under effective control at all times.

Owners are required to:

  • clean up after animals, including collecting and disposing of waste in the appropriate waste receptacles
  • control dog barking
  • exercise due consideration for others, i.e. no anti-social loud behaviour and comply with all signage.

Authorisation is required from South Bank Corporation for the following activities:

  • vehicle access to the parklands outside the hours of 5am and 9.30am
  • conducting surveys
  • selling or promoting goods
  • professional filming or photography
  • flying of drones
  • busking
  • events and activations
  • use of commercial pontoons
  • peaceful assembly or procession in accordance with the Peaceful Assembly Act 1992.
  • bringing all other animals into the parklands.

CCTV Surveillance

CCTV operates throughout the parklands and you may be recorded.

For questions or more information, please contact