Brisbane office

National Archives Brisbane Office, Isaac Brown Photography

National Archives of Australia
16 Corporate Drive

Tel: (07) 3249 4200, Fax: (07) 3249 4299
PO Box 552, CANNON HILL QLD 4170

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Christmas and New Year

The Brisbane office and Reading Room will be closed from 3pm Thursday 24 December 2015 to Friday 1 January 2016.

Normal opening hours resume on Wednesday 6 January 2016.

Opening hours

Reading room

9am to 4.30pm Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, closed public holidays

Getting there

Car parking

Free onsite parking is available.


The Archives Brisbane Office is serviced by bus route 227, which stops on the Wynnum Road ‘archives’ stop. Other bus routes terminate at Cannon Hill Plaza, a 600 metre walk. Cannon Hill train station, on the Cleveland Line, is a 500m walk. Maps and timetables are available from Tel: 13 12 30.


Taxis can drop off and pick up at the door.

Onsite accessibility

Wheelchair access

All public areas are wheelchair accessible.


Public toilets with disabled facilities are on the ground floor level. A public kitchen with tea and coffee facilities is also on the ground floor.

Assistance animals

Visitors with recognised assistance animals, including guide and hearing dogs, are welcome.

The collection in Brisbane

The strengths of the collection are the immigration records that date from the 1850s; the post office and mail service records and photographs that are a rich source of information for local history.

Also of interest are the works plans which cover everything from iconic buildings such as the General Post Office and Customs House, to defence service homes built in typical Queenslander fashion.

Copyright National Archives of Australia 2015