What is the Australian Workers Heritage
The Australian Workers Heritage Centre is the only national
attraction dedicated to celebrating the lives and proud heritage
of ordinary working people telling the stories of the
railway workers and blacksmiths, the farmers, nurses and teachers
who shaped the nation.
Where are we?
The AWHC is located in Barcaldine on the Matilda Highway,
and about an hours drive from Longreach. Just one street back
from the main street, in Ash Street, the Workers Heritage
Centre is one of Outback Queenslands best kept secrets,
a significant tourist destination and part of the Queensland
Governments Heritage Trails Network.
The Centre is Open:
Mon - Sat: 9am to 5pm
Sundays: 10am to 4pm
Public Holidays: 10am to 4pm (please check for opening hours)
(Trading hours may vary during the period covering the months of
October to February)
For bus tour bookings and further information please contact:
T: (07) 4651 1579
F: (07) 4651 1570
Adult = $17.00
Concession / Student 15+ = $14.00
Child /student - 6 to 15 yrs = $10.00 (under 6 yrs free)
Children under 6 years (accompanied by adult) = FOC
Family 'A' = $43.00 (2 Adults & 2 Children)
Family 'B' = $46.00 (2 Adults & 2+ Children)
- Complimentary self serve tea & coffee is included in entry price
by arrangement - P.O.A
The Workers Heritage Centre is set in two hectares of beautifully
landscaped gardens surrounding a tranquil billabong complete
with fish, turtles and native birds. Visitors can enjoy a
picnic or barbeque, while the kids explore our modern playground
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.
Barcaldine is centrally located in Queenslands Central
West. From here you can visit other 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
Sealed highways to and from all major towns ensure safety
and comfort whether you travel by car, coach or van. McCaffertys
runs regular services from all major interstate centres. Contact
your travel agent or McCaffertys 131499.
Traveltrains award winning Spirit of the Outback travels
twice weekly to Barcaldine ex Brisbane via Rockhampton and
return. For more information go to the website: www.traveltrain.qr.com.au.
For bookings phone Traveltrain Holidays: 1800 627 655.
Qantaslink operates flights to Barcaldine 3 days a week and
to Longreach 7 days a week.
here for the latest QantasLink schedules on the Qantas
Ash Street, Barcaldine
Phone: (07) 4651 1579
Fax: (07) 4651 1570
Phone: (07) 3261 5688
Fax: (07) 3261 5688