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Plan Your Visit

Everything you need to know to plan your visit to the Australian Workers Heritage Centre in Barcaldine, Outback Queensland, including admission, opening hours, centre map, available facilities and travel options.


Adult                                                                          $22.50



(senior/pensioner/carer/student 15+/tertiary)       $19.50



(6-15 years)                                                                $12.00

Children under 6 years

(accompanied by adult)                                              FREE

Family A

(2 Adults & up to 2 Children up to 15 years)          $57.00


Family B

(2 Adults & 3 or more Children up to 15 years)      $69.00


Bus or Group bookings 10+                      Please Enquire

(Catering available for tour groups by prior arrangement)


Ask our staff about our WEEKLY PASS you have 7 days to re-visit at no extra charge     


N.B. Prices subject to change without notice

A family walking to the Entrance of the Australian Workers Heritage Centre in Barcaldine Queensland.
A family of four in the AWU Shearers Hall, interacting with the wool feature of the display.

Opening Hours



Monday 26th February

Monday to Saturday - 9am to 2pm




Friday 1st March

Thursday to Saturday - 9am to 2pm

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Australian Workers Heritage Centre - Best of Queensland Experience 2023

Centre Map

Discover At Your Own Pace... The Australian Workers Heritage Centre - a museum styled attraction celebrating working history


Journey Through... some 14 buildings housing some 22 displays and exhibitions

Familiarise yourself with our Centre before your visit by downloading a copy of our Centre Map.

Aerial photo of Barcaldine including entrance to the Australian Workers Heritage Centre and Celebration Theatre.
Destinations sign post at Australian Workers Heritage Centre


Spread across two hectares of beautifully landscaped gardens surrounding a tranquil billabong complete with fish, turtles and native birds,the Australian Workers Heritage Centre presents a rich tapestry of exhibits, photographs, audio-visual presentations and experiences - telling the stories of Australia's working people.


Visitors can enjoy a picnic or barbeque, while the kids explore our modern playground facilities.

Dogs are welcome throughout the displays and grounds, we ask your pets remain on a lead at all times.

The Orientation Centre at the entry point of the Centre hosts a retail store which stocks  unique, high quality jewellery and gifts. Our merchandise showcases Queensland artists, designers and manufacturers.


Drinks and snack foods are also available at our on-site Cafe. Please refer to trading hours above.

Exhibition Spotlight

Exhibition Block A

The first stage of this major project, “Women in Australia’s Working History”, is the fascinating exhibition - “A Lot on Her Hands” - curated by the Queensland Museum. 

Celebrating the lives of the working women of Australia, the exhibition reveals the extraordinary stories of some famous and not-so-famous Australian women through photographs, objects and audiovisual materials.  

You can also view the moving documentary about Australia’s Working Women - “Unsung Heroes”.

Plan your journey around our Displays & Exhibitions

Women in Australia’s Working History at the Australian Workers Heritage Centre

Outback Queensland Travellers Guide

If you are planning to travel around the Central Western region we recommend you take the time to download or pick up a copy of the Outback Queensland Travellers Guide from our Centre or your local visitor information centre.  This guide has a wealth of information on each of the communities in Outback Queensland and what there is to see and do while visiting our great region!

OQTA Travellers Guide 2024
Barcaldine Outback Queensland

Getting Here

The AWHC is located in Barcaldine on the Matilda Highway, about an hours drive from Longreach, on the main street of Barcaldine at 127 Oak Street. The Workers Heritage Centre is one of Outback Queensland’s best kept secrets, a significant tourist destination and part of the Queensland Government’s Heritage Trails Network.

Barcaldine is situated at the crossroads of two major highways – the Capricorn Highway from Rockhampton in the east and the Landsborough Highway (part of the Matilda Highway Tourist Route) coming up from the south before heading west to Longreach.

Our local travel agency, Barcaldine Travel can provide a personalised service and help you with planning your trip and booking your travel needs.

Helloworld Rockhampton

Phone: 07 4629 3997

"The Travel Professionals"

By ​Road

Sealed highways to and from all major towns ensure safety and comfort whether you travel by car, coach or van.

For Queensland traffic and travel information, please call 131 940 or visit

For Barcaldine regional road conditions, visit

Bus Queensland - 1300 287 537 or visit

​Greyhound Bus Travel - 1300 473 946 or visit

By Rail

Queensland Rail's award winning Spirit of the Outback travels twice weekly to Barcaldine ex Brisbane via Rockhampton and return. 1800 872 467 or visit

By Air

Qantas operates flights to Barcaldine and Longreach -


Rex Airlines - 13 17 13 or visit

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