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Australian Workers Heritage Centre

Project overview

The Australian Workers Heritage Centre in Barcaldine is the only national attraction dedicated to the history of Australian workers.

The iconic centre tells the history and stories of Australian workers and is a key tourist attraction on the Queensland Heritage Trails Network.

With our support, infrastructure upgrades will deliver a new entrance building with street frontage, improvements to the outback education and excursion centre and a new exhibition telling the stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workers.

There will also be a new café, retail centre, audio visual presentation and conference room as well as major upgrades to displays and exhibitions.

The project supports outback Queensland with new investments in cultural and heritage tourism, unique education experiences, training and employment pathways and economic growth. It is expected to be completed mid-2020.


  • Attracting more visitors to the Centre

  • Unique national attraction about Australian workers

  • Creating jobs for Outback Queensland

Last updated: 11 Feb 2020