Central Goldfields Art Gallery


The Central Goldfields Art Gallery is situated in the picturesque historic fire station built in 1861, a short walk from the CBD.

The gallery is the home of the Golden Textures Contemporary Art Quilt Award  (a biennial acquisitive textile Award and exhibition). Featuring outstanding art quilts from all over Australia. The gallery also showcases local talent in regularly changing exhibitions as well as in the the eagerly anticipated annual VCE Art and Design and Community Art exhibitions.

Central Goldfields Art Gallery now has the majority of its permanent collection online on the Google Arts & Culture platform, to view and explore the collection click here.

Central Goldfields Art Gallery has recently undergone a major redevelopment and reopened on 4 March 2023. This investment is described as a transformational project in Council’s Tourism and Events Strategy 2020–2025 and will take the Gallery to the next level. For more information on the redevelopment click here.

Stay connected to the Gallery for updates on upcoming programs and online activities: centralgoldfieldsartgallery.com.au

Permanent Collection

The Central Goldfields Art Gallery growing collection includes the works by artist of regional and national significance. Recent acquisitions include works by Dean Bowen, Arthur Boyd, Ray Crooke, Renee Gray, Pro Hart and Jeff Makin.

getting to the gallery

Located 170km North West of Melbourne. Estimated travel time is approximately 2hrs by car or train.

By Car 
Free parking is available.

By Train
V/Line provides services from Melbourne to Maryborough. Visit the V/Line website for the current timetable.


The gallery is wheelchair accessible. 

gallery shop

Gallery Shop
The shop has a wide range of gift cards and local tourism information.

Central Goldfields Art Gallery
Old Fire Station
1 Neill Street
Maryborough, VIC 3464

T: (03) 5461 6600
E: cgsc.art@cgoldshire.vic.gov.au
W: centralgoldfieldsartgallery.com.au

Opening Hours
Thursday to Sunday 10am to 4pm. Free entry.

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The Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV) acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the lands where our office is located, and all Traditional Owners of country throughout Victoria and Australia. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples enduring traditions and continuing creative cultures. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

We are an LGBTQIA+ friendly organisation and celebrate cultural diversity.