Visitors Programs

Visitors title 

Community Group Visits - follow the link

School Visits - follow the link

 Open Day - see below

Visit the Public Rooms and Grounds of

Government House Queensland

Government House is one of Queensland's showcase public buildings, situated in beautiful gardens in Paddington, an inner suburb of Brisbane's CBD.

As home of the Governor, Government House plays an important role in the public life of Queensland.

 Government House Queensland

The next Open Day at Government House

in celebration of Australia Day

will be held on

Monday, 26 January 2015

10 am to 3 pm

Government House Foyer 

 What to Expect?

  • Entry is free
  • Walk through heritage listed Government House, with volunteer guides on hand to answer your questions (obtain your free ticket from the signposted ticket booth on arrival)
  • Guided tours of the formal and historic gardens and bushland
  • Enjoy musical entertainment 
  • Bring a picnic to enjoy on the lawns or purchase your refreshments
  • Free off-site parking available at Norman Buchan Park (cnr Baroona and Rainworth Roads, Paddington)
  • Free regular shuttle service from Norman Buchan Park to Government House
  • On-site parking not available


Visitors to Government House 


Public Transport Information


Route 375 - Bardon via Valley/City - exit bus at Stop 14, Macgregor Terrace

Walk downhill along Macgregor Terrace.  Turn left into Fernberg Road.

Route 385 - The Gap Buz - exit bus at Stop 15 [Bardon Express Stop], Macgregor Terrace (approaching Simpsons Rd)

            Walk downhill along Macgregor Terrace.  Turn left into Fernberg Road.

Routes 598 and 599 - Great Circle Line Bus - exit bus at Simpsons Road (far side of Macgregor Terrace)

Government House is approximately ½ kilometre downhill via Macgregor Terrace.  Turn left into Fernberg Road.


Milton Station is the nearest Train Station to Government House. 

Government House is approximately 2 kilometres from the station.   

From Milton Station - head towards Baroona Road. 

Continue along Baroona Road towards Haig Street. 

Veer left at the fiveways onto Fernberg Road. 

Continue along Fernberg Road until you reach your destination.

(This walk takes approximately 20 minutes and includes some hills)

Taxis are available from the taxi rank on Baroona Road, Milton, next to Milton Shopping Centre.
 Government House is located approximately 5 kilometres west of the Brisbane CBD.

Depending on direction of approach, the best routes are:   Coronation Drive; Latrobe Terrace; or the Western Freeway - Route 5.

On arrival access is through one of two entry gates off Fernberg Road, Paddington.

A continuous security presence is available to assist visitors to the estate.

Click for the Translink website for public transport information

Click for the Whereis website to obtain detailed directions to Government House, 168 Fernberg Road, Paddington Qld 4064