School and Community Group Tours

Visitors to Government House learn about the important role the Governor plays in executing legal and constitutional duties, and community and ceremonial responsibilities. They also learn about the working House, grounds and gardens, and how they support the functions of the Governor. 

School groups

Schools are encouraged to arrange for their students to visit Government House. Year 6 and 7 students particularly enjoy visiting in conjunction with a tour of Queensland’s Parliament House. Our guides share their extensive knowledge about the role and functions of the Governor of Queensland and Government House.

Community groups

Many groups of which the Governor is Patron arrange to visit Government House, however the program is open to all community groups. Our volunteer guides take groups on a tour of the grounds and gardens and parts of the House, sharing with them the history of the Estate and information about the role of the Governor.

More information

Tours take about 90 minutes and include morning or afternoon tea. Visiting times are as follows, subject to availability.

Tuesday 10.30am or 2pm
Wednesday 10.30am or 2pm
Thursday 10.30am or 2pm*

* The Thursday 2pm timeslot is not available on the first Thursday of each month. 

How to book

School groups download this form

Community groups download this form


Phone (07) 3858 5700

Government House will not accept bookings from bus company representatives. Please ensure bookings are made directly by the organiser.

Your questions answered

There is no charge to visit Government House.

Bookings are dependent on the Governor's program and may, on occasion, require re-scheduling, or for parts of the House to be closed to tours.  

The Governor should be addressed as 'Your Excellency' and will endeavour to greet each visiting group, schedule permitting.  

Hats are advisable for the tour of the grounds and gardens, however should not be worn inside Government House.

All volunteer guides are registered Blue Card holders.

Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

Please advise staff prior to your visit if there are members of your group who have walking difficulties or if wheelchair access is required.

Limited parking is available on-site for private vehicles and buses.