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.

Admission

Adult                                                                          $19.00  

Concession

(senior/pensioner/carer/student 15+/tertiary)       $16.00

 

Child

(6-15 years)                                                               $11.00  

Children under 6 years

(accompanied by adult)                                              FREE

 

Family A

(2 Adults & 2 Children up to 15 years)                   $50.00 

 

Family B

(2 Adults & 3 or more Children up to 15 years)      $55.00

Bus or Group bookings 10+                      Please Enquire

(Catering available for tour groups by prior arrangement)

 

 

N.B. Prices subject to change without notice

AWHC Entrance
AWHC Grounds

Opening Hours

Our Current Trading Hours Are

8:30 am to 4:00 pm - 7 Days

Visit Us

The AWHC is located in Barcaldine on the Matilda Highway, about an hours drive from Longreach. Just one street back from the main street at 94 Ash 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.

BARCALDINE NEWS & TRAVEL AGENCY

Phone: 07 4651 1104

Fax: 07 4651 2212

Email: barcytravel@bigpond.com
"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 http://www.131940.qld.gov.au

For Barcaldine regional road conditions, visit https://www.barcaldinerc.qld.gov.au/road-conditions

Bus Queensland - 1300 287 537 or visit https://www.busqldoutback.com.au

​Greyhound Bus Travel - 1300 473 946 or visit https://www.greyhound.com.au

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 https://www.queenslandrailtravel.com.au/railexperiences/ourtrains/spiritoftheoutback

By Air

Qantas operates flights to Barcaldine and Longreach - https://www.qantas.com/au/en/book-a-trip/flights.html

 

Rex Airlines - 13 17 13 or visit https://www.rex.com.au

AWHC Billabong
The Australian Outback

Facilities

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