Old Government House will be closed on Friday 29 October for the EKKA public holiday.
Old Government House is located at 2 George Street, Brisbane, Australia, and forms part of QUT's Gardens Point campus, next to the City Botanic Gardens.
Download Gardens Point campus map and parking info (PDF, 215 kb)
Regular opening hours
Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm
Sunday 10am – 3pm
Closed Saturdays and Public Holidays
Read our COVIDSafe guidelines for visitors
Admission is free
COVIDSafe guidelines for visitors
All visitors should:
- Stay home if you are unwell
- Check-in via mobile on arrival
- Use provided hand sanitiser on entry
- Keep 1.5m from others
- Wear a face mask
Read our COVIDSafe guidelines for visitors
There is pedestrian access from the city centre via George Street (approximately 10-minute walk), or from Southbank Parklands via the Goodwill Bridge (approximately 20-minute walk).
QUT Gardens Point is very well serviced by public transport. We suggest using the Translink Journey Planner to plan your visit.
For parking information, please see our Parking info below. A taxi drop-off zone is located about 200m walk from Old Government House, outside Parliament House.
QUT has an ongoing commitment to ensure that all buildings are accessible for visitors with a disability. Accessibility maps can help visitors to navigate the campus. A taxi drop off and short-term parking zone (5 minutes) is located outside Parliament House in George Street, a 5-minute walk from Old Government House.
Pay-on-exit public car parks are available within a short walking distance of Old Government House. A car park is located underground in the Science and Engineering Centre (P-block) and under the Riverside Expressway.
Visit the QUT Facilities Management page for up-to-date information on casual parking locations and fees.
QUT provides a number of designated Disability Parking bays exclusively reserved for visitors who hold a Disability Parking permit.
As with most public car parks, availability during busy periods and university semesters is limited. Several Pay Stations, which accept both cash and card, are located in and near the car parks. Remember to pay for your parking at one of the Pay Stations prior to returning to your car to avoid delays at the exit boom gate.
Reduced tariffs for evening and weekend parking:
Evening: $5.00 per hour for entry after 6pm and exit before 12am
Weekend: $10.00 per entry, Saturday and Sunday (must exit before midnight)
See + Do
William Robinson Gallery
Located on the upper floor of Old Government House, the William Robinson Gallery honours the life and work of distinguished contemporary Australian painter and QUT alumnus, William Robinson. A dual winner of the Archibald and Wynne prizes, Robinson is one of the most successful artists of his generation.
QUT Art Museum
A contemporary art gallery housed in one of the university's heritage buildings adjacent to Old Government House, QUT Art Museum presents a dynamic exhibition program with an emphasis on contemporary Australian art and design. It also houses the QUT Art Collection, one of Queensland's most significant public collections.
The Cube is one of the world's largest digital interactive displays, and a centrepiece of the QUT's Science and Engineering Centre at Gardens Point campus. Consisting of 48 multi-touch screens soaring across two storeys, The Cube is your hub for scientific and digital exploration. Collaborating with QUT researchers and drawing on knowledge and data from research areas in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), The Cube facilitates opportunities for the public to discover, visualise and contribute to research projects. The Cube is open daily from 10am–4pm. Admission is free.
Gardens Theatre is the Brisbane CBD's premier venue for the performing arts, with theatre lovers enjoying a season of varied and dynamic professional performances by visiting ensembles. The Theatre also presents student productions from the acting and dance programs in QUT's Creative Industries Faculty: Gyton Grantley, Wayne Blair, Adrienne Pickering and Deborah Mailman are among the many successful performers whose careers began on the Gardens Theatre stage. Gardens Theatre is open Monday–Friday from 10am–4pm. Admission is free.