Regional Museums

Our museums are located throughout Australia. Information about about each museum, their collection, location and times they are open are detailed below.

Australian Army Museum of North Queensland

Collects, preserves and exhibits the history of the Australian Army in North Queensland from the establishment of the first defences at Townsville and Thursday Island until the present day. The collection includes memorabilia from past and current North Queensland Army units and personnel. The gallery displays depict the history of the colonial Army in North Queensland, post 1945 conflicts such as Vietnam and Korea, and the history of Sir John Lavarack. A third gallery is currently under construction and will house World War I and World War II displays, including the Townsville Honour Boards from both these conflicts.

Jezzine Barracks, Kissing Point, Townsville, QLD 4810
Entry is via the gates at the intersection Isley and Mitchell Streets.
 
Ph: (07) 4721 1495

Open: Wednesday, Friday and Sunday 9am to 1pm. Entry is free, donations greatly appreciated. 

 

Army Museum of Western Australia

Collects, preserves and exhibits the history of the Australian Army in Western Australia. The barracks were built between 1910 and 1913 to house the artillerymen tasked with the defence of the Port of Fremantle. There is a range of galleries depicting the history of WA servicemen and women overseas and on the home front from colonial times through war and peacekeeping, including current operations.

Artillery Barracks, Burt Street, Fremantle, WA, 6160 
Ph: 08 9430 2535 
Fax: 08 9430 2519 
Email: info [at] armymuseumwa.com.au
Website: www.armymuseumwa.com.au 

Open: Wednesday to Sunday 11.00am to 4.00pm. 
Group bookings can be arranged for Wednesday, Thursday or Friday.

 

Army Museum of South Australia

Collects, preserves and exhibits the history of the Australian Army in South Australia. A significant part of the collection is the "Grey Collection" - recognised as one of the most important collection of badges in Australia. The museum also houses the following collections: Royal South Australian Regiment Historical Collection, 3rd Forward General Hospital Collection, 144th Signal Squadron Historical Collection, SA Artillery collection & S.A.M.R collection (South Australian Mounted Rifles).

Gate 4, Keswick Barracks, ANZAC Highway, Keswick, SA, 5035

For general or research enquiries:
Ph: (08) 8305 6374 or (08) 8305 6021 
Fax: (08) 8305 6393 

Functions and Tours: 
Ph: 0438 875 900

amosafunctions [at] gmail.com

Website: www.amosa.org.au

Open: Sunday 12:00pm to 4:00pm.
Heritage Walks: Sunday by appointment.
Guided tours are available by arranged appointment, and can be conducted outside of the above hours. 

 

Army Museum of Tasmania

Collects, preserves and exhibits the history of the Australian Army in Tasmania. Housed in Anglesea Barrack’s original military prison.

Anglesea Barracks, Davey Street, Hobart, TAS 7000 
Ph: 03 6237 7160 
Fax: 03 6237 7290 
www.militarymuseumtasmania.org.au

Open: Tuesday through to Saturday 9.00am to 1.00pm. 
Group tours: by prior appointment.

 

Australian Army Museum of New South Wales

Collects preserves and interprets the history of British, News South Wales and Australian Armies in New South Wales from the First Fleet to today.

Victoria Barracks, Oxford Street, Paddington NSW 2021 
Ph: (02) 8335 5330 
Fax: (02) 8335 5068

Open: Thursdays: 10:00am - 1pm (Last entry 12 noon). 
Sundays: First Sunday of the month only - by appointment 10:00am - 4:00pm (last entry 3:00pm).

Please note that all visitors to the Museum are required to enter Victoria Barracks via the Guardhouse in Moore Park Road. There is no access via the Oxford Street gates.

 

Army Museum South Queensland

This museum is currently closed please check back for further details on when it will reopen.

Established in 1984 this museum collects, preserves and exhibits the history of British Colonial Armies and the Australian Army in South Queensland from 1864 to the present.

Victoria Barracks, Petrie Terrace, Brisbane, QLD 4000 
Ph: 07 3233 4531 
Fax: 07 3233 4308

Closed: The museum is currently closed.

 

Fort Queenscliff Museum

Collects, preserves and exhibits the history of the Australian Army and in particular the history of the coastal artillery in the Queenscliff area.

Fort Queenscliff, King Street, Queenscliff, VIC 3225 
Ph: 03 5258 1488 
Fax: 03 5258 1788 
Email: queenscliff.museum [at] defence.gov.au

Guided tours: Saturday& Sunday, School and Public Holidays at 1pm & 3pm. There is an additional tour at 11am during the September and December/January school holidays. Other times by appointment.

Gates open 10 minutes prior to tours.

Due to the current security arrangements at this site photo identification is required for entry. 

Last updated
4 December 2016