Our Community Facilities

The Fraser Coast has many wonderful arts and cultural resources run by Council and active community groups. 

Browse through the lists below for information about our Museums, Theatres and Galleries.

If you have a community group you would like to add or update to this list, please email us with your details.

Fraser Coast Museums

A love of history is not compulsory - just a keenness to get lost in time on an amazing journey into the pioneering past of the Fraser Coast.

Follow a trail around the many Fraser Coast museums and historical collections to get a sense of the struggles and ultimate triumphs of the region's early pioneers as they settled the wild Australian bush, established farming and industry and turned dusty makeshift settlements into thriving towns filled with stately buildings and grand homes.

Bond Store Museum

The Bond Store Museum is one of the largest museum collections celebrating this early history and one of the city's oldest buildings. Walk through the Bond Store, and you're stepping on history. The earthen floor and ancient handmade bricks in the original 1864 building downstairs still exist, as do many of the liquor barrels left over from that time.

Brooklyn House (c1890)

Visit the childhood home of Dame Annabell Rankin, Queensland's first female senator. 

Brennan and Geraghty's Store Museum

Brennan and Geraghty Store Museum is the store that time forgot.  The old grocery store is one of only three museum stores in the world where the contents have been preserved in original condition. The collection contains more than 100,000 relics such as rusty tins of World War II, Lucky Hit tobacco and long-forgotten Australian brands like Brasso, Super Rinso and Chief floor polish.

Croydon Foundry

The Croydon Foundry Museum is a valuable piece of Maryborough's history that gives an insight into one of the city's major industries during last century. The foundry was established by English immigrant William Stevenson in 1908 and operated in Maryborough until 1968. It produced the popular Croydon fuel stoves and boiler stands along with agricultural, mining and timber milling machinery and equipment for Queensland's sugar mills.

Burrum District Museum

The Burrum District Museum at Howard reflects the area's past history as a major coal mining centre dating back to 1864, when the first seam of coal was discovered on the banks of the Burrum River. It also features displays of local history from Howard and Torbanlea, early farming, war memorabilia and cottage crafts.

Fraser Coast Theatres

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Brolga Theatre and Convention Centre

The Brolga Theatre is the entertainment heart of the Fraser Coast. 

Z-PAC Theatre

Z-PAC is a Community-Based Theatre run by volunteers, producing a number of quality productions each year, using local actors, directors, technical and support staff. We are always very happy to welcome new people into our theatre community and invite you to peruse our site for more information.

Fraser Coast Galleries

Hervey Bay Regional Gallery

Address: 166 Old Maryborough Rd, Hervey Bay (within the Fraser coast Cultural Centre)

Gatakers Artspace

Address: 311 Kent Street, Maryborough (Accessible via Portside passage through to Wharf Street)