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Plan Your Visit

Discover all the essentials 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


Museum & Retail


Monday to Saturday - 9am to 2pm



Thursday to Saturday - 9am to 2pm

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Centre Map

 The Australian Workers Heritage Centre is a museum styled attraction celebrating our working history


Set on over 5 1/2 acres, take the time to journey through 14 buildings housing 22 displays and exhibitions


Familiarise yourself with the breadth and scale of our museum with the our Centre Map.


Australian Workers Heritage Centre Aerial View from Oak Street Barcaldine
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

Kunwarara Railway Station & Carriage

The refurbished Kunwarara Railway Station was built in 1915 and relocated to the Australian Workers Heritage Centre in 1994. Comprises the original station, platform, loading crane and a workers' campervan carriagefrom that era. This exhibition tells the story of Australian railway workers and passengers.

Plan your journey around our Displays & Exhibitions

Emergency Services Display 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!

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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.

Helloworld Rockhampton can provide a personalised service and help you with planning your trip and booking your travel needs.

Helloworld Rockhampton

Phone: 07 4629 3997

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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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