Visit Government House

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

Free public tours are held on the first Thursday of the month at 2pm. See the FAQs below for more information.


Take a guided tour of the House, including the Dining Room, Drawing Room, Small Sitting Room, Investiture Room and The Spouses’ Gallery, and enjoy the extensive art collection on display, including works on loan from the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art and the Royal Collection Trust.

From the original villa built for German-born merchant Johann Heussler in 1865 to today’s contemporary Government House, the story of Fernberg is inextricably linked to the history and people of Queensland.

For school and community group tours go here.

Location: Government House is at 168 Fernberg Road, Paddington.

Duration: The tour takes about 40 minutes, and guests should arrive no earlier than 15 minutes prior to commencement.

Parking: Disabled access on-site parking is available by appointment. If you require parking please phone (07) 3858 5750.

Identification: Adult guests are required to produce photo ID to gain access to the grounds.

Photography: Limited photography is permitted inside the House.

Clothing: The tour includes about 50 stairs, and guests are encouraged to wear flat shoes and bring a hat for the outdoor component of the tour.

Bags: Backpacks and large handbags are not permitted in the House.

Enjoy a virtual tour of Fernberg using the screen below.