Visit Government House

Government House, also known as Fernberg, is Queensland's premier heritage home, and the working residence of the Queensland Governor. 

The estate grounds will be open from 7-8pm from the 8th to the 17th of December 2017 for the annual Christmas Lights display. Entry is free. Click here for more information.

Free public tours

Free public tours of the House take place on the first Thursday of each month, re-commencing in February 2018. Bookings will be able to be made on this webpage shortly. 

Click here for a history of Government House.

Tour duration is approximately 40 minutes. Participants should arrive 15 minutes prior to the commencement of the tour via 168 Fernberg Road, Paddington. Limited parking on-site. Adults are required to produce photographic ID.  

The tour route includes approximately 50 stairs. If you have mobility issues, please phone 07 3858 5700 prior to booking.  

Limited photography is permitted upon staff direction. No backpacks/large handbags are to be taken into the House.

There is a separate booking process for school groups and community groups (for examples, Probus and garden clubs) - click here for further information.