Spanish in Brisbane

There’s a significant and very active Spanish-speaking population in Brisbane. The biggest populations are from Colombia, El Salvador, Chile and Spain, but there every Spanish-speaking nation is well represented.

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Some of the more significant organisations include:


The Brisbane Spanish Language Meetup Group meets every Wednesday at 7:30pm at Era Bistro in South Brisbane. Organised by longtime SLC student and informal social secretary Dean Jones, it welcomes both native speakers and students of the language in a relaxed, informal setting. It’s also a great place for Spanish-speaking visitors to have a chat in their native tongue.

Latin Music & Dancing

There are many opportunities to Salsa, Tango, Merengue or Samba in Brisbane. There’s free Latin dancing in Brisbane Square every Friday night and  Cloudland in Fortitude Valley has live Latin music every Thursday, including free dance lessons between 8 and 9pm. Other Latin dance lesson options can be found just about anywhere, such as Rio Rhythmics in West End, Vida Latina in Milton and Smooth Latin Groove in Annerley.

Film Festivals

The Spanish Film Festival is held at Palace Cinemas in July and the Hola! Mexican Film Festival makes irregular appearances, usually at Tribal Theatre.


The El Salvador Soccer Club operates out of Yeronga.

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