Australian Workers Heritage Centre

The Australian Workers Heritage Centre is one of Outback Queensland’s premier tourist destinations and is a National Monument to our working men and women. Our mission is to honour all workers – past, present and future and help preserve a vitally important part of Australian heritage and culture – Our Working Life.

Useful information

127 Oak Street, Barcaldine
Ticketed

Features

Gift shop
Café / refreshments
Disabled access
Toilets
Accessible toilets
Baby changing facilities
Guided tours by request

Opening hours

Monday8.30am – 4pm
Tuesday8.30am – 4pm
Wednesday8.30am – 4pm
Thursday8.30am – 4pm
Friday8.30am – 4pm
Saturday8.30am – 4pm
Sunday10.00am – 4pm

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The Australian Workers Heritage Centre is one of Outback Queensland’s premier tourist destinations and National Monument to our working men and women. Our mission is to honour all workers – past, present and future and help preserve a vitally important part of Australian heritage and culture – Our Working Life.

​Including the Story of the Great Shearer’s Strike 1891, ‘Working Women’ Project, a ‘One Teacher School’, ‘Working for Health’ exhibition, ‘Kunwarara’ Railway Station and the original Australian Workers Union Hall.

​Our landscaped grounds complement the visitor experience where you can enjoy a picnic or barbeque, while the kids explore our modern playground facilities.

​Our centre is also home of the Young Un – Tree of Knowledge, a vibrant and beautiful Australian Ghost Gum and the only living descendant of the original Tree of Knowledge.

​Stay for a few days in Barcaldine, home of the Tree of Knowledge Memorial and enjoy the friendly company of the locals who will tell the stories of their town’s very important place in Australia’s history.

Included in the exhibits at the AWHC is the story and artefacts of Queensland ambulance in the outback, please also see Queensland ambulance museums at Wynnum, Charters Towers etc.

Please Note: Trading hours may vary during the period covering the months of October to February. Visit our website for up to date trading hours.

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