Our Queensland research centre is open to the public.


National Archives Queensland Office
16 Corporate Drive
Cannon Hill QLD 4170

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Research centre hours

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


07 3249 4200
File of papers 'Red Flag'


The Red Flag Riots


01 Jun 2021 - 01 Dec 2021

The banning of the red flag in 1918 led to serious riots in Brisbane and other Queensland towns.

Horn Island Civil Construction Corps Camp. NAA: B5281, 3.4/6 TO 3.4/2


World War II sites


19 Oct 2021

Discover Queensland World War II sites, documented in the national archival collection.

Black and white photograph of Lydia Janovska sitting in a chair

Touring Exhibition

Spy: Espionage in Australia


30 Oct 2021 - 06 Feb 2022

Spy: Espionage in Australia reveals the personal experiences of secret agents and the curious history of espionage and counter-espionage in Australia. Developed in partnership with ASIO.

COVID-19 safety updates

Our Queensland research centre is open from 9 am to 4:30 pm, Wednesday to Friday.

Masks are mandatory for all indoor public venues in Brisbane. 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.

Visitor information

Research centre opening hours

9 am to 4:30 pm Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, closed 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.


The National 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 translink.com.au. Tel: 13 12 30.


Taxis can drop off and pick up at the door.

Postal address

PO Box 552
Cannon Hill
QLD 4170