COVID-19 safety updates
Due to physical distancing requirements, the number of people allowed in the Research Centre at once is capped.
Bookings are not essential but may be required if we are busy. Please call us on 07 3249 4200 to plan your visit and find out more about the COVID-19 health and safety measures we have put in place.
We appreciate your patience and support as we work through this together.
The National Archives' collection in Brisbane
The strengths of the collection include:
- immigration records that date from the 1850s
- post office and mail service records and photographs
- 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.
These records, taking the form of files and images, provide a rich source of information on local history.
Research Centre opening hours
Our Research Centre is open from 9 am to 4:30 pm on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. We are closed on public holidays.
Entry to the National Archives is free.
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.
Visitors with recognised assistance animals, including guide and hearing dogs, are welcome.
Free onsite parking is available.
The Queensland 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 500-metre walk. Maps and timetables are available from translink.com.au. Phone: 13 12 30.
Taxis can drop off and pick up at the door.
PO Box 552