About

Customs House, one of Brisbane's heritage icons, is located on the river in the CBD. It is The University of Queensland premier downtown restaurant, function and heritage facility. Behind the grand Corinthian columns you will find exquisite boardrooms, a stunning ballroom, seminar rooms and a restaurant.

Customs House is regarded as one of Brisbane's most awarded function venues. Customs House caters for both corporate and private functions and is a spectacular venue for a wedding reception. The restaurant provides seating inside in beautiful heritage surroundings or outside on the terrace overlooking the river and the Story Bridge.

Awards

1985 National Trust John Herbert Award for excellence in Queensland Heritage Conservation

1999 Queensland Tourism Award (Heritage & Cultural Tourism)

1999, 2000 & 2001 Brisbane Tourism Award for Heritage & Cultural Tourism and induction into Hall of Fame

2010  Restaurant & Catering (Qld) Brisbane & Darling Downs Awards for Excellence; Winner "Contemporary Australian Restaurant - Informal (50-100 seats)"

2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014  Restaurant & Catering (Qld) South East QLD Awards for Excellence; Winner "Wedding Caterer in a Function Centre"

2013 Restaurant & Catering National Awards for Excellence; Winner "Caterer of the Year, Function/Convention Centre Caterer, and Wedding Caterer"

2013 and 2014  Restaurant & Catering (Qld) South East QLD Awards for Excellence; Winner "Caterer of the Year and Function/Convention Centre Caterer"

2015 Savour Australia™ Restaurant & Catering HOSTPLUS Awards for Excellence for Queensland & Northern Territory; Winner "Contemporary Australian Restaurant - Formal"

2016  Restaurant & Catering (Qld) QLD/NT Savour Australia™ Awards for Excellence; Winner "Caterer of the Year and Function/Convention Centre Caterer"

2016  Restaurant & Catering  Savour Australia™ National Awards for Excellence; Winner "Caterer of the Year and Function/Convention Centre Caterer"

History

Customs houses were built in all major Australian ports in the nineteenth century. Customs and excise duties were an important source of revenue, levied on goods from overseas and in some cases from other colonies.

Learn more about our history.

Visitors

Public areas of Customs House are limited but are open to the public. As you absorb the history, style and grandeur of the building, your every sense will be stimulated by a presence of the past. As a visitor for business, education, music, art, entertainment, or as a curious sightseer, you will enjoy the splendour of this magnificent building's origins.

There are free UQ concerts held in The Long Room during semester.  Click here for concert dates.

BRISBANE'S LIVING HERITAGE NETWORK LTD.

If you are interested in other historical buildings and sites in Brisbane click here to access Brisbane's Living Heritage Network Ltd. website.