Visit Jail

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Visit Boggo Road Gaol on a guided tour through Number 2 Division.
Boggo Road Jail was Australia’s most notorious prison. Over 119 years of operation, thousands of men and women served time behind its red-brick walls.

There were many infamous inmates including the “Houdini of Boggo Road” escapologist and jail-breaker “Slim” Halliday and the Whiskey Au Go Go nightclub fire-bombers James Richard Finch and John Andrew Stuart.

Forty-two prisoners were executed by hanging – the last in 1913. His ghost and many more were said to haunt the prison.

In the 1980s Boggo Road was the scene of dramatic escapes, riots, hunger-strikes and roof-top protests which led to the prisons official closure 25 years ago in July 1992.

Heritage-listed No. 2 Division – the remaining section of Boggo Road – is as it was when it closed. It is part of the new Boggo Road Urban Village redevelopment. Since 2012 Boggo Road Gaol Pty Ltd has conducted guided tours, events and experiences at the historic site.

Boggo Road Jail is a “must do” Brisbane experience!

The Gaol is open 7 days a week for public tours – admission to the Gaol is via a guided tour (see below) or via hiring the Gaol.

There are four themed tours available at regular scheduled times:

BOGGO ROAD
GAOL
HISTORY
TOUR

BOGGO ROAD
GAOL
EX-INMATE
TOUR

BOGGO ROAD
GAOL
ESCAPES
TOUR

BOGGO ROAD
GAOL
GHOST
TOUR

Boggo Road Gaol Private Tours

Are you a school or group of 10 or more, we run tours 7 days a week at any time you choose.

“We loved exploring the gaol and seeing what the cells were like.”

St Francis Xavier Primary, Grade 5 students

Hire

Few venues truly make an impact like Boggo Road; the towering cellblocks and imposing walls of the Gaol make a dramatic backdrop for any event. Close to Brisbane’s CBD, historic Number Two Division of Boggo Road Gaol is Queensland’s most unique function venue.

Boggo Road Gaol may be hired for events exclusively in its entirety – or hire part of it. Hire the stunning Gaol Forecourt dominated by the gatehouse on one side and the city’s lights in the distance; dine in a cellblock, network in the Gatehouse, or mingle in 3 Yard overlooked by the iconic guard tower. “Boggo” will create a lasting memory for your guests as it did for His (and Her) Majesty’s guests. The heritage-listed site is suitable for:

Breakfasts | High Teas | Cocktail Parties | Function Venue | Corporate Functions | Weddings & Receptions
Engagement Parties | Hen’s Night/ Buck’s Night | 18th, 21st, 30th, 40th, 50th Birthday Parties | Christmas & New Year’s Parties

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