As the last stop on the Great Southern Railway line, the Albury Railway Station was once one of Australia’s most important rail terminals. It acted as the transfer point for the change in rail gauge between NSW and Victoria before the introduction of a standard gauge between Sydney and Melbourne in 1962. Symmetrically designed in the grand Italianate manner, the Station was first used for public service on 26 February 1882. At over 450m, the Station’s platform is credited as one of Australia’s longest.
Here you will also find the Former Albury Station Master’s Residence. Designed by Henry Dean and built over 1881 and 1882 the original Albury Station Master’s Residence featured a sitting room, dining room, scullery, pantry, kitchen, front verandah and five bedrooms upstairs. The plans for the house showed that every room had its own fireplace and, although unusual for the time, water was piped directly into the home. It has since been restored to become the Albury Visitor Information Centre in 2010.