October in Brisbane & Queensland

Hmmm… Oktoberfest and Ocsober in the same month.  Maybe that’s not such a bad idea.

Southern states change their clocks which causes the usual inconveniences between South-east Queensland and New South Wales.

October 2017 Events in Brisbane and Queensland

  • National Organic Week Australia (NOW) is 10 days of activities designed to increase awareness of the benefits of organic products and farming production systems and accelerate the uptake of these in the wider Australian community and environment.
  • 1 October (Sunday) 2017 – Daylight saving begins 2.00 am in southern states – NOT Queensland. See time zones for more information.
  • 2 October (Monday) 2017 – Queen’s Birthday – Public Holiday (see AU school and public holiday dates).
  • 3 October (Tuesday) 2017 – QLD School Term 4 begins – (Australian school holiday dates.)
  • 7 & 8 October 2017 – Brisbane Open House is a free-of-charge event, providing residents and visitors with the opportunity to discover the architecture, engineering and history in buildings and places around Brisbane city. Held annually in conjunction with World Architecture Day, selected buildings are opened for the public with guided and self-guided tours to encourage them to explore, re-examine and engage with Brisbane’s built environment.See the website for details of buildings, public talks, children’s program, photography competition and inaugural Art in Design Exhibition
  • 10 October  – National Firefighters Remembrance Day held each year on the 10th day of the 10th month
  • 16 October (Monday) 2017 – Student Free Day – (See Queensland school holiday dates.)
  • 31 October (Tuesday) 2017 – Halloween – (Having a Halloween party? For party products, ideas and costumes see ThemesForParties.com.au, and for shopping see our BCL Halloween page.)
  • All October – Ocsober – A fundraising program that challenges Australians to cut out alcohol for the month of October.

October Events from the forum

These events are in the order that they have been posted - not in date order.

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Brisbane Food Tour: A Taste of QueenslandBrisbane Food Tour: A Taste of Queensland,
A Taste of Queensland is the perfect introduction to some of Queensland’s most renowned local produce and flavours. Indulge in a four hour journey of local foodie delights. Your tour includes coffee tastings paired with a local sweet delight, a light lunch full of local flavours, local cheese platter with 3 Queensland beers or wines, locally inspired cocktail to cap off the experience, transport for the experience, including pickup and drop off at your desired Brisbane location, a friendly and informative guide and non-alcoholic refreshments. see more info and booking details from Viator (multiple currencies, select yours in top left of their pages)
Puzzled Room Escape: Haunted AcademyPuzzled Room Escape: Haunted Academy,
There is a old school tale passing from one student to another at Puzzled Academy. As the tale is told, an evil is lurking in the prestigious academy. Someone, or some’thing’, insidious, dark and sickening is lusting for blood. On 31 October when the moon is high above the school, the evil returns for its next prey. It was a tale only meant for scaring the faint-hearted ones. But after another disappearance of a young school girl, things just spiral out of control see more info and booking details from Viator (multiple currencies, select yours in top left of their pages)
Puzzled Room Escape: Puzzle Tech MurderPuzzled Room Escape: Puzzle Tech Murder,
It was just a typical late night at Puzzle Tech…until the CEO was found murdered in his office. Seeing how after-hours access requires an employee card, the police have locked down the building and is now treating everyone that was still inside as a possible suspect. You are now locked inside the building and the only way out is to prove your innocence by help solving the murder. But be careful, the real culprit might be among you. see more info and booking details from Viator (multiple currencies, select yours in top left of their pages)
Whale Watching Cruise from Redcliffe, Brisbane or the Sunshine CoastWhale Watching Cruise from Redcliffe, Brisbane or the Sunshine Coast,
Enjoy exciting, up-close encounters with humpback whales as they migrate through the crystal clear waters of Brisbane’s Moreton Bay between the months of June and November. Be amazed as you watch these gentle giants of the sea breech and play within meters of the luxury high-speed catamaran. Your whale watching cruise includes a gourmet buffet lunch including fresh tiger prawns, cold meats and salads. Choose to join the whale watching cruise at Redcliffe Jetty or include roundtrip coach transport from Brisbane or the Sunshine Coast. see more info and booking details from Viator (multiple currencies, select yours in top left of their pages)
See more: Brisbane, and Brisbane & Queensland What’s On Pages – by month, theatres, cinemas etc