Our Queensland Office is located on the land of the Turrbal and Yugara peoples.

We are open to the public.


National Archives Queensland Office
16 Corporate Drive
Cannon Hill Qld 4170

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Research centre hours

  • Wed–Fri 9 am–4:30 pm
  • Sat–Tues Closed


07 3249 4200
Family portrait of a Maltese family.


From restricted to assisted

06 Sep 2023 - 22 Dec 2023


Explore the intriguing history of Maltese migration to Australia.

Carefully handling World War Service photographs with tweezers.


Stories of Service

11 Oct 2023


Join us to hear fascinating stories we uncovered while digitising over 1 million Second World War service records.

Immigration - Migrant arrivals in Australia - Italian canecutters arrive at Cairns aboard the AURELIA. Down the gangway stream the newcomers to set foot for the first time on their new chosen land.


A new home abroad

17 Oct 2023 - 20 Oct 2023


Join us to hear migration stories of Italians who settled in Australia.

Soil map of Tasmania with contours.


Digitised Tasmania

25 Oct 2023


Join us online to discover and learn how to access recently digitised records showcasing Tasmania’s history.

A man standing among pumpkins in a field.


Terrifying tales

31 Oct 2023


Join us for mysterious and spooky stories from the national archival collection this Halloween.

Hot climate house with window shades and faded red tin roof.


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Collection

03 Nov 2023


Join online to hear about records relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and history.

A young smiling World War 2 soldier.


World War service records

06 Nov 2023


Searching for First and Second World War service records, but don’t know where to start? Then this webinar is for you!



More than paper

29 Nov 2023


Join us online to explore the rich collection held at National Archives New South Wales Office.

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.

Visitor information

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.

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.

Getting here

Car parking

Free onsite parking is available.

Public transport

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.

Postal address

PO Box 552
Cannon Hill
QLD 4170