Brisbane Open House
Victoria Park, Herston
Saturday : 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
General access (self guided)

Victoria Park / Barrambin is 64 hectares of open greenspace in Brisbane’s inner city, spanning across Herston, Kelvin Grove and Spring Hill. In 2021, the park was transformed into a public parkland for the community to explore and enjoy.

Victoria Park / Barrambin has played a significant role in Brisbane’s history. The site was an important meeting and camping place for Aboriginal people who came from all over South-East Queensland for corroborees.

The park was gazetted as a reserve for recreation in 1875 and was a site for brickmaking and timber-felling industries. It was also Brisbane’s first municipal rubbish dump and then was converted into a golf course in the 1930’s.

During World War II the park was home to hundreds of American soldiers based in Brisbane, with these houses later used for social housing for displaced residents.
Victoria Park / Barrambin remains one of the largest parks in Brisbane with a new history unfolding as it transforms into a uniquely Brisbane destination. Explore the park now and have your say on its exciting future when the Draft Master Plan is released later this year.

Tour Information

Tour Tips

Great for kids

Additional Activities

Children's Activities, Musical performances, Food & Beverage

Wheelchair access


Is Heritage listed


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