Old Government House. Photo: Tony Phillips.

Old Government House

Old Government House (OGH) is one of Queensland’s most significant heritage buildings. Completed in 1862, it was Queensland’s first public building.

Useful information

2 George Street, QUT Gardens Point Campus, QLD


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

Opening hours

Tuesday10am – 4pm
Wednesday10am – 4pm
Thursday10am – 4pm
Friday10am – 4pm
Sunday10am – 2pm

More information about Old Government House

Designed by Government Architect, Charles Tiffin and built by Joshua Jeays, using the finest locally-sourced sandstone, porphyry, red cedar and hoop pine, OGH served as the official state office, and the private residence of Queensland’s first eleven Governors, and their families and staff. Today, this beautiful building provides us with a fascinating insight into early colonial life in Queensland, while a range of displays and interactive exhibits further enhance the visitor experience.

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