Boggo Road Gaol, one of the most notorious prisons in Australian history, is synonymous with rooftop riots, hunger strikes, protests and escapes. “Boggo” held many infamous inmates, including the Whiskey Au Go Go firebombers – John Andrew Stuart and James Richard Finch as well as the “Houdini of Boggo Road” Slim Halliday – who escaped twice. The remaining section of Boggo Road Gaol, Number Two Division, is just as it was when it closed. To learn more about The Gaol’s history, click here.
The Gaol is open 6 days – admission to the gaol is via a guided tour or via hiring the Gaol. 90 minute tours are run twice daily - arrive 15 mins before tours commence to book or book via TicketLeap here. Groups of 20 or more can book their own exclusive tours – discounts apply for tour groups, seniors & schools. Families are welcome. The Gaol can also be hired for events, functions, weddings or for film and photography. Every Sunday the popular Boggo Road Markets are held outside the Gaol with food stalls, arts, crafts and entertainment – with extra tours run due to demand. On the last Sunday of every month the Prison Players bring the Gaol to life with re-enactments. Take a tour and spend the day at Boggo Road.
Families, individuals & visitors can simply make their Historical Tour booking via TicketLeap here, or an Ex-Inmate/ Ex-Officer Tour via TicketLeap here. Or why not get creeped on one of our ghost tours? The Boggo Road Gaol Ghost Tour can be easily booked on our Ghost Tours Website here. Groups of 20 or more can book our tours exclusively: contact 0411 111 903 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Close to Brisbane’s CBD, Boggo is Brisbane’s most unique function venue – hire the Gaol for breakfast, high tea, cocktail function, 18th, 21st, 30th, 40th, 50th birthday parties, hen’s nights, buck’s nights, engagement parties, weddings & receptions, corporate functions, Christmas & New Years parties. Boggo has ﬁlled TV screens and front pages for decades. It is an impressive venue for photographic and film projects.
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