Plan Your Visit

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


Adult                                                                          $20.00  


(senior/pensioner/carer/student 15+/tertiary)       $17.00



(6-15 years)                                                               $11.50  

Children under 6 years

(accompanied by adult)                                              FREE


Family A

(2 Adults & 2 Children up to 15 years)                   $52.50 


Family B

(2 Adults & 3 or more Children up to 15 years)      $57.50

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

AWHC Grounds

Opening Hours



The Australian Workers Heritage Centre's site,

displays, exhibitions and retail store


Our Core Trading hours are:

Monday to Sunday - 8.30am to 3pm


from Monday June 6th:

Monday to Saturday - 8.30am to 4pm

Sundays - 10am to 4pm

​Good Paddock cafe is currently closed due to staff shortages. Re-opening date will be advised.

We apologise for the inconvenience caused.

Be Kind At Check In Time


To comply with Queensland Government Health directives, facemasks and proof of vaccination

(via the Check-In QLD App) are required to visit

the Australian Workers Heritage Centre’s Displays, Exhibitions & Grounds.


Staff will ask for proof of vaccination. Let’s respect them as they do their job and keep us all safe.



There is no longer any requirement to Check-In, however face masks are required to be worn.


Visit Us

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.


Phone: 07 4651 1104

Fax: 07 4651 2212

"Without a Travel Agent you are on your own"

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

AWHC Billabong
The Australian Outback


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.

The Orientation Centre at the entry point of the Centre hosts a shop which stocks our country clothing collection plus unique, high quality jewellery and gifts. Our merchandise showcases Queensland artists, designers and manufacturers. Drinks and snack foods are also available.

AWHC Signpost