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Parks and Reserves: Ipswich Nature Centre - Queens Park


Important Notice:

Currently, a number of factors - including current weather conditions, recent rains in the north, fires throughout Australia and annual migration patterns of little red flying foxes - have resulted in SEQ receiving an influx of flying foxes.

Over the past few weeks a large bat colony has developed in the Ipswich Nature Centre and for the health and safety of visitors and animals, Council has made the decision that the Ipswich Nature Centre will be closed from 4:00 pm Friday, 1 February 2019 until further notice.

Council is working closely with Queensland State Government and other key stakeholders to manage the colony, with the intent of reopening the Ipswich Nature Centre as soon as is practical, while ensuring the health and safety of all.

For any queries please contact council on (07) 3810 6666.

Ipswich Nature Centre features a range of Australian wildlife, lush landscaped gardens and exhibits that have been recreated to represent local bushland and flora communities.

The Centre is open six days a week and is located within Queens Park, Milford Street Ipswich.  Admission is free, however a donation of a gold coin would be appreciated.  All donations will be used for the care of the animals and future improvements to the Nature Centre.

Schools and other large groups are requested to pre-book their visit at least one month in advance by contacting Council on 3810 6666.

Please enjoy your visit to the Ipswich Nature Centre.  To assist us in maintaining the grounds and the caring for the birds and animals please observe the following during your visit:

  • Please do not feed the animals
  • Please do not picnic within the Nature Centre
  • Please do not smoke within the Nature Centre
  • Please do not enter any of the animal enclosures
  • Please stay on the paths provided
  • Wheelchair access friendly
  • Children to be accompanied by an adult at all times
  • No pets are allowed

Opening Times

Ipswich Nature Centre


Queens Park
Goleby Aveneue


Free entry (Gold coin donations accepted)

Opening Hours

Closed from Friday, 1 February 2019 until further notice (see Important Notice above)


For further information about the Ipswich Nature Centre contact Council on (07) 3810 6666.


Ipswich Nature Centre - Queens Park
  • Goleby Avenue, Ipswich
  • Division 7
  • District 1
  • Recreational Pathways
Other Facilities
  • Pond/Waterfall/Water Feature
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  • No food is allowed to be taken into the Nature Centre



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