Brisbane and The Gold Coast are great regions for lovers of militaria
South East QLD has a great variety of military museums, collections and historical associations that offer living history and events.
The area is also filled with fascinating military and heritage museums, some private, some government run and numerous others curated by associations and community groups.
Take for example the Gold Coast Hinterland where there is the famous Gold Coast War Museum, 2nd Light Horse Museum (pictured above is one of our vehicles on loan to them for the 100th Anniversary of Beersheeba event in 2017) and Gold Coast Heritage Centre all within 10 minutes or so of one another.
For those keen on militaria, military antiques and historical displays Brisbane and The Gold Coast are quite the destination if you know where to look.
There are also great Regimental / Battalion museums at Victoria Barracks and Gallipoli Barracks in Brisbane. Regrettably due to current high security protocols it is not quite as easy to see these museums as once it was. You will need to plan ahead and make contact to ascertain how to co-ordinate your visits to such museums with the volunteer curators.
If you are around in June, Fort Lytton National Park (itself host to some great military museums) serves as the location for 'History Alive', arguably one of the best military and living history shows in Australia.
Having collected Militaria in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast ourselves for over 30 years, we know that there are also some great and highly specialised private collectors within this area. In fact, some of Australia’s rarest collections of militaria and military collectables exist in private collections around South-East QLD.
Many such collections are of course only to be seen by invitation only, but speak to the popularity of the hobby and also love of preserving our military history.
Sabre buys and sells militaria of all styles and from all eras in and around the Brisbane and Gold Coast regions.