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The House and the William Robinson Gallery will be closed on Good Friday, and will be open 10am – 4pm on Easter Sunday and Easter Monday.


The House and the William Robinson Gallery will be closed to visitors on Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 April in preparation for an Official Event.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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Functions Overview

In the heart of Brisbane City and overlooking the City Botanic Gardens, Old Government House was the official residence of the Governors of Queensland up until 1910.

The House is the perfect location for elegant and sophisticated events or functions in Brisbane, including cocktail parties, corporate functions, wedding ceremonies and receptions, and any other event that requires an element of distinction. There are various wedding packages to suit your wedding style and budget.

The Hall is located on the lower floor and interconnects with two reception rooms (The Dining Room, Drawing Room) and features stunning staircase and hand crafted chandelier.

The Dining Room provides a stunning setting for the more intimate event and overlooks the front lawn of The House and City Botanic Gardens.

The Drawing Room provides an elegant setting for an indoor/outdoor event and features wrap around verandahs overlooking the back lawn and landscaped gardens.

The Billiard Room, is also located on the lower floor and is ideal for corporate presentations, board meetings or an intimate dining experience.

The Lawns of The House including an outdoor Courtyard and landscaped gardens provide the perfect setting for cocktail receptions, ceremonies and pre-dinner drinks.

With professional and helpful staff, you are promised a truly special experience for your function.


QUT does not have in-house catering; however we proudly recommend the caterers listed below. Due to strict heritage conditions, only these caterers are permitted to operate in Old Government House.

Wine & Dine 'M Catering
Website: www.winendinem.com
Phone: (07) 3844 7810
Email: catering@winendinem.com

Cuisine on Cue
Website: www.cuisineoncue.com
Phone: (07) 3210 2281
Email: catering@cuisineoncue.com

Australian Catering Services
Website: www.austcatering.com.au
Phone: (07) 3857 6631
Email: sales@austcatering.com.au


Car park bookings may be arranged after hours and on weekends for guests attending a specific event and charged back to the client (subject to availability). Alternatively, Old Government House is well serviced by public transport and has a number of public car parking options.


Old Government House is located at QUT Gardens Point Precinct (Download Gardens Point Precinct map - pdf 220 kb) next to the City Botanic Gardens, only a 10-minute walk from the city centre.