Old Government House was one of the first buildings to be protected by heritage legislation in Queensland, and has been extensively restored.
QUT accepted custodianship of the building in 2002 and, after a major restoration project, re-opened it to the public in 2009.
Find out what life was like in the house and in Queensland in the 19th century by joining a guided tour or navigating through our virtual model of the house.
William Robinson Gallery
Located on the upper floor of Old Government House, the William Robinson Gallery honours the life and work of distinguished Australian contemporary artist William Robinson.
A two-time winner of both the Archibald Prize for portraiture and the Wynne Prize for landscape painting, William Robinson is one of the most successful Australian artists of his generation.
The gallery is establishing the definitive collection of Robinson's work, exploring the full range of his artistic practice. The collection includes his two Archibald-Prize-winning paintings, along with more than 100 other works and a comprehensive archive. The gallery presents exhibitions examining particular periods and themes of Robinson's work.
Visiting Old Government House
Old Government House is located at our Gardens Point campus, next to the City Botanic Gardens and walking distance from the centre of Brisbane and South Bank.Find our campus
Opening hours and prices
Admission is free.
Old Government House, including the William Robinson Gallery, is open to the public Sunday to Friday, 10am to 4pm. The building is closed on Saturdays and some public holidays.Check the opening times
Food, drink and retail
Pick up a gift for a friend or a souvenir for yourself at our Old Government House gift shop.
Drop in to The Pantry cafe for coffee, tea or a bite to eat, or make a booking for high tea on Sundays.
There is a range of other food and retail outlets at Gardens Point. The campus is also a short walk from extensive dining and shopping options in Brisbane's CBD and across the river at South Bank.
Booking a function
With seven elegant and sophisticated settings to choose from, Old Government House is the perfect location for your wedding, corporate or private function.
While you're at Gardens Point
During your visit to our Gardens Point campus, you'll also be able to enjoy a number of other cultural venues on campus.
- Visit QUT Art Museum, which runs a program of exhibitions by high-profile modern and contemporary artists, as well as free public events.
- Grab tickets to one of the professional or student productions at Gardens Theatre.
- Visit The Cube at our Science and Engineering Centre and interact with one of the world's largest interactive STEM education spaces.