View of the Customs House
View of the Customs House

The heritage-listed Brisbane Customs House, our riverside base at 399 Queen Street in Brisbane's CBD, links University and community as a focal point for cultural and educational activities. The Customs House houses an art collection, and provides brasserie dining as well as facilities for corporate and private functions for up to 350 guests, including a boardroom for meetings, and a seminar room with audio-visual facilities. There is also a ballroom suitable for large gatherings, which holds a series of concerts presented by the University of Queensland School of Music.

Customs House dates from 1889. The University acquired it in 1992, refurbished it through a highly-successful fund-raising initiative and reopened it in 1994 as a facility for all to enjoy.

In 2001, Customs House won the Heritage and Cultural Tourism category of the Brisbane Tourism Awards for the third year in a row, earning a place in the Hall of Fame. It also won the Function/Convention Centre Catering category of the Brisbane Restaurant and Catering Awards for Excellence.