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Government House Open Day

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Including FREE Government House and garden tours

Discover the rich history of Queensland's premier heritage estate at Government House Open Day on Saturday June 5 from 12pm - 4pm.

Pre-booked tickets to go inside the House have sold out. However, visitors are still welcome at any time (without a booking) during the opening hours, to explore the grounds and soak up the rich history of the estate. There is plenty to explore without a ticket, including the statue of Her Majesty The Queen, the four hectares of formal landscaped gardens, the Bromeliad Garden, the ridgeline, the Pavilion and the Governor's Courtyard.

Government House - also known as 'Fernberg' - was one of the first houses built in Brisbane's Paddington area and has been the home and workplace of Queensland Governors since 1910. It is an important Queensland landmark steeped in historical, cultural and environmental significance.

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, entry to Government House is subject to all visitors following the protocols outlined in the Health Safety Protocols at Government House which include a requirement to check in. Visitors are strongly encouraged to download to Check In Qld app.

Visitors who are unwilling to comply with these protocols will be unable to enter the Government House Estate. Entry is via the Service Gate (Gate B) at 168 Fernberg Road, Paddington (pedestrian access only, there is no onsite parking).

For more information, phone 3858 5700. Can't make the Open Day? Public Tours are available the first Thursday of every month: 2.00pm 3.30pm.

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When: Saturday June 5 from 12pm - 4pm
Where: Government House, Fernberg Rd
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Well worth a visit to see our taxes at work. England has historic houses to visit, we have government houses.
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