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Terrestrial Information Centre

Terrestrial Information Centre

The TerrEstrial is unique in its concept, a Visitor Information Centre, Council Library, Services Australia Access Point, and home to one of the Shire's most significant tourist attractions, The Ted Elliott Mineral Collection.

Opened in May 2003 the Centre was jointly funded by the Etheridge Shire Council and the Qld State Government along with funding from the Qld State Library and donations from various companies such as the now closed Kidston Mine.


Opening Hours

April - September

Seven days: 8:30am - 4:00pm

October - March

Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 4:00pm

Saturday - Sunday: Closed

2021 Christmas Period

18th December 2021 - 3rd January 2022: Closed

Public Holidays

ANZAC Day Sunday 25th: Closed

Labour Day Monday 3rd: 8:30am - 4:00pm

Queens Birthday: Closed

Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Years Day: Closed 


Accredited Visitor Information Centre

The friendly staff at our accredited Visitor Information Centre provide travellers with information about road conditions, what to see & do, where to camp, maps of the region, as well as take bookings for some of the local attractions.


Etheridge Shire Council Library

Our Library boasts a large range of adult and children's books in most categories.  Arrangements can be made for tourists who wish to borrow from the Library while holidaying in the area (conditions apply).


Services Australia Access Point 

While on your travels, this access point allows you to check all of your myGov assistance and Centrelink services in convenient location. 


The Ted Elliott Mineral Collection

The Collection comprises over 4500 specimens and is magnificently displayed throughout nine themed rooms, ranging from local mining to specimens from around the World. This collection is the culmination of a lifetime of work by Ted Elliott and is reputed to be the most detailed and comprehensive private collection in Australia, rivalled only by the Geological Museum in Canberra. There is a small fee for viewing the Collection however it's well worth the cost. Souvenirs and mineral specimens are available for sale along with a DVD and full colour book on the Collection.

This beautiful centre is definitely a must when you visit Georgetown.

The TerrEstrial Centre Georgetown is an initiative of the Etheridge Shire Council.
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Contact Details

Address: 20 Low Street, Georgetown QLD

Postal address: PO Box 12, Georgetown QLD 4871

Email: terrestrial@etheridge.qld.gov.au

Phone: 07 4079 9027