Buladelah Courthouse, Gaol Cells and Magistrates House

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Interactive History and Ghost Tour!

Make your way through the Courthouse, Gaol Cells and Magistrates House with a wide range of interactive devices and feel the energy of the history, the buildings and the old artifacts.

What will you feel? What will you discover? What will you hear and most of all, what will you capture in a photo?

Guilty as charged see you there!

The Buladelah Courthouse is the second courthouse for the township. The first courthouse was built from timber in 1871 and was destroyed by white ants. The original Buladelah Courthouse and Gaol were errected where the Church of England now stands.

The second Buladelah Courthouse was built in 1886 by Mr White and took 3 years to construct using stone blocks from England and was put together using a number code system. The courthouse remained in full use as a court until 1956, then used as a petty sessions court till the mid 1970;s. It continued to be used as a police station until 1976, until the current police station opened. After the building ceased operation as a police station it became Buladelah preschool followed by a teachers resource centre. For the past 20 years it has been used by the Buladelah and Districts Historical Society as a museum.

The Gaol Cells out the back were regarded as one of the most attractive and spacious settings fpr convicts to spend their last hours of freedom, with the cells being considered one of the most comfortable on the world's justice trail. The Magistrates House still remains behind the courthouse and is where the Magistrate and the Magistrates family would live. The last family to live here was Mr Sargent Stalker and his family, relocating in 1976 when the new poilce station opened.

The Buladelah Courthouse holds a large amount of historical information and artifacts including it's very own mortuary table! 

50% of our ticket sales go back to supporting the Buladelah Historical Society.

The Buladelah Big 4 and other local motels are available for accomodation and the local pub and other local businesses offer meals and are only a 2 minute drive from the Buladelah Courthouse.





  • History and Ghost tour
  • 14 + years
  • Sorry no wheelchairs or walking aid access
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