Old Police Station Borroloola

The Borroloola Police Station Museum offers a fascinating insight into the local history.

The police station was constructed in 1886 when Borroloola was a significant river port and drovers’ camp.

The buildings were used for 50 years by the police before becoming a patrol officer’s residence. It is the oldest surviving example of an outpost station in the Northern Territory. The town was a depot for resupply of cattle drives along the Gulf Stock Route and Barkly Tablelands properties. The Police station closed in 1946.

The building now houses a small district museum, which tells many stories of occupation, administration and mining in the Gulf region. The museum is open to the public all year round.


1 John St Borroloola 0854 NT


Open all year round from 8am - 5pm otherwise Keys with the Caretaker, Parks and Wildlife, Gulf Mini Mart, McArthur River Caravan Park or Warandula Art Centre.

0438 331465
Entry Fees:

$5.00 per person (Free to National Trust Members)

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