Queensland

Queensland

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

We are open to the public.

Address

National Archives Queensland Office
16 Corporate Drive
Cannon Hill Qld 4170

Get directions

Research centre hours

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

Phone

07 3249 4200
An engineering drawing detail of a machine for mincing prickly pear cactus into fodder.

Exhibition

Patents, trademarks and designs

15 Feb 2022 - 15 Feb 2023

Brisbane

A small exhibition of the history of Australian patent submissions, trademarks and designs at the Queensland State Office, Brisbane.

Black and white photograph of Lydia Janovska sitting in a chair

Touring Exhibition

Spy: Espionage in Australia

11 Jun 2022 - 30 Oct 2022

Toowoomba

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

Three women standing on a sandstone cliff above the ocean dressed in futuristic fashion.

Touring Exhibition

Out of this world

30 Jul 2022 - 09 Oct 2022

Bundaberg

See how the space age captured the imagination of a nation and its people, from mid-century fashion to early satellites and rocket playgrounds.

Portrait photo of Eki Nishioka

Event

Pioneers and pearlers

13 Oct 2022

Online

An online seminar presented by the National Archives Western Australia Office. Stories of Japanese men and women who migrated to the northern towns of Western Australia from the late nineteenth century. 

Model in a cocktail dress.

Event

Colonial to couture

18 Oct 2022 - 21 Oct 2022

Brisbane

Come and explore Australia’s fashionable past through a celebration of style and creativity.

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.

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

Entry to the National Archives is free.

Onsite accessibility

Wheelchair access

All public areas are wheelchair accessible.

Facilities

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

Taxis can drop off and pick up at the door.

Postal address

PO Box 552
Cannon Hill
QLD 4170