Your visit

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.

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Opening hours

Tuesday – Friday   10AM – 4PM  
Sunday   10AM – 2PM  
Closed Mondays, Saturdays and public holidays

Admission is free

Getting here

On foot

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).

Public transport

QUT Gardens Point is very well serviced by public transport. We suggest using the Translink Journey Planner to plan your visit.

By car

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.

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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)

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Eat and drink

Eat + Drink

During your visit, choose from a delicious range of food and beverage options at Gardens Point Precinct. Browse our on-campus outlets to find a spot for a leisurely lunch, a quick bite, a strong coffee or a cheeky cocktail.

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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.

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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.

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The Cube

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.

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The Cube

Gardens Theatre

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.

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Gardens Theatre