National Archives of Australia
16 Corporate Drive
CANNON HILL QLD 4170
Tel: (07) 3249 4200, Fax: (07) 3249 4299
PO Box 552, CANNON HILL QLD 4170
9am–4.30pm Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, closed public holidays
Reading room closed Saturdays as of Friday 1 November 2013.
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 translink.com.au. Tel: 13 12 30.
Taxis can drop off and pick up at the door.
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.
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.