Army Museum South Queensland

The Army Museum South Queensland relates to all Corps and Units in South Queensland. The museum collects, conserves and interprets military history from colonial times to current campaigns.

The museum is located in Victoria Barracks, Brisbane, the oldest existing military barracks in the state. The barracks dates from 1864 and is a heritage-listed site containing many reminders of early life in the colony and classic examples of 19th century barracks architecture. The barracks is still in use today as a Defence site.

Special interest themed exhibitions are changed annually and are mounted in the 1864 Officers’ and Sergeants’ Mess.

Donations of memorabilia and historical artefacts are gratefully accepted in accordance with the museum’s collection policy.  

The museum relies heavily on the efforts of volunteers. Please contact the museum for further information.

Opening hours

Barracks tours are conducted from 9.30 am to 12.15 pm on Wednesdays (except 3rd Wednesday of the month).

The museum is closed from mid-December to the end of February. 


The museum conducts barracks tours which include exhibition viewing, historic presentations, a light morning tea, a guided tour, and a souvenir booklet. Tours of up to 40 people are welcome. Free on-site visitor parking is available for the duration of tour. Online bookings are essential.

Entry requirements

There are security restrictions that govern access to the museum

  • Adults are required to provide their full name, driver's licence number and contact phone number one week in advance. The names of all children will also need to be provided.
  • Visitors will be issued a temporary Visitor’s Pass upon arrival and adults will need to present photo ID (government issued).

Visit the website for more information about displays, tours and visitor information.