Goondiwindi Customs House Museum
Located on the Qld/NSW border, the Customs House was established to collect "customs duties" for goods coming into and out of Queensland prior to the Federation of Australia in 1901. The only inland Customs House in Australia still in existence.
Discover local history at our Customs House Museum. A border customs point before Federation, this authentically restored building and its surrounding buildings house a rich and colorful collection of mementos of yesteryear.
The quality of materials, form of construction and craftsmanship all suggest that the Customs House was constructed in the 1870s-1880s. Originally a four roomed cottage the two rear rooms were only accessed from the rear verandah. Oral history records that the building was used by the NSW Customs Department.
Visit the Pioneer Shed which houses the history of the growth of wool and agriculture in this area. See a display of early tools, Blacksmith’s Workshop and the story of Chinese in Goondiwindi.
Visit Martha’s Kitchen, browse through the War Display in Burke’s Cottage and relax awhile in our beautiful grounds.
The Museum’s friendly volunteers are happy to share their knowledge with you or your organisation. They welcome bus groups, schools and interested organisations for personalised guided tours of the Museum, by appointment.
Morning or afternoon tea can also be provided upon request.
Local Customs House Events see website calendar
OPEN: MONDAY TUESDAY FRIDAY SATURDAYS 9AM-1PM
Entry: Adults $5.00 Children (5-15): $2.00 CASH ONLY