What is significant?
Maryborough Railway Station was constructed for the Victorian Railways in 1890-1892 by the contractor DA Swanston. The station building is a large, primarily single storey, red brick building, with a monumental central portico and offset tower, second storey addition and a cellar. It is symmetrical in plan, with flanking pavilions featuring richly decorated gable ends and a balustraded balcony above the entrance portico. The grand booking lobby has a trussed timber ceiling tiled floor, iron gates and ticket windows. The platform verandah incorporates a hipped roof, with continuous louvred lantern along its ridge.
How is it significant?
Maryborough Railway Station is historically and architecturally significant to the State of Victoria.
Why is it significant?
Maryborough Railway Station is historically significant as an intact and important example of the peak of lavish expenditure on important railways infrastructure built following the 'Octopus Act' in 1884.
Maryborough Railway Station is architecturally significant for its distinctive design and scale. The platform verandah to the station building is unique on a national level and incorporates a hipped roof with a continuous louvred lantern along the ridge. The locomotive shed, while in poor condition, is one of the few major remaining brick depots built during the 'Speight era'.