BUNKERS, TUNNELS, ETC
IN AUSTRALIA DURING WW2

 

Air Raid Shelter or Bunker near
the Turbot Street Overpass, Brisbane

 

FIXED COAST DEFENCES
(Forts and Coastal gun batteries)

 

ANTI-AIRCRAFT ARTILLERY DEFENCES IN AUSTRALIA DURING WW2

 

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

Calthorpes Air Raid Shelter

   

 

QUEENSLAND

No. 1 Wireless Unit Intelligence and Intercept Operations Room bunker at Stuart
(Townsville)

2 large steel doors in side of a hill at Rosewood
(Can anyone tell me some more on this one?)

2 Tunnels from Ipswich to Eagle Farm in Brisbane
(seems far fetched but info comes from an Army source)

3 Fighter Sector HQ at Stuart
(Townsville)
5th Australian Division Headquarters Bunker
Dick Creek, Roseneath
Air Raid Shelters, Abattoirs, Colmslie, Brisbane
Air Raid Shelter or Bunker near the Turbot Street Overpass, Brisbane Air Raid Shelter, 73 Brown Parade, Ashgrove. Air Raid Shelter Balmoral Fire Station
(Balmoral, Brisbane)
Air Raid Shelters near Albert Park, Brisbane Air Raid Shelters in Brisbane Air Raid Shelter in small park near Dutton Park, Annerley, Brisbane
Air Raid Shelter Cambridge Parade, Manly Air raid Shelters in Fortitude Valley Air Raid Shelters at Howard Smith Wharves under the Story Bridge, Brisbane
Air raid shelter Hudson Road, Wooloowin, Brisbane (opposite the Wooloowin railway station) Air Raid Shelter Kelvin Grove Road, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane Air Raid Shelters in Raymond Park, Kangaroo Point, Brisbane
Air Raid Shelter at Salisbury
(near Commerce St., Salisbury)
Air Raid Shelter at Salisbury
(Assembly Street, Salisbury, Brisbane near Bearing Street)
Air Raid Shelter Townsville
(Flinders Street, Townsville, near corner of Wickham Street)
Air Raid Shelters in Wickham Park, Brisbane Air Raid Shelter at Lutwyche Road, Windsor, Brisbane Air Raid Shelters, Flinders Street, Townsville, also known as "Hanlon's Hideouts"
Air Raid Shelter Townsville Railway Station Air Raid Shelter at Rear of Kangaroo Point Hotel below the Story Bridge Air Raid Shelter in rear yard of a home at Annerley
Air Raid Shelter, East Street, Rockhampton Air Raid Shelters, Elizabeth Street, Brisbane Aitkenvale Ordnance Depot
(corner Anne St & Charles St., Townsville)
All Hallows Convent and School, 547 Ann Street - Tunnel from building down to Brisbane River Amberley Semi-subterranean Station Operations Room (SSSOR) Ammunition Dump (US Army
on Experimental Station, Oonoonba
Ammunition Magazine - Castle Hill, Townsville Army Signals Communications Centre and "Shadow Exchange"
Stuart State School
Army Signals Communications Centre
Roseneath Bunker
Archerfield Quarry
(Brisbane)
Bomb Shelter at Sandgate
(Sandgate Memorial Park)
Bomb Shelter, "The Rocks" Guesthouse, 20 Cleveland Terrace
Brisbane GPO tunnels Bundaberg 2 small bunkers
10kms South west of Bundaberg
Bundamba Cordite Storage in a disused mine tunnel at Ebbw Vale
Bundock Street Bunker
(Townsville)
Bunker/Tunnel under Tooheys Hill
(Brisbane)
"Bunker" at Rollingstone
Calvert Ordnance Depot
(US Army)
Castle Hill
(Townsville)
Cave under Kissing Point, Townsville
Charlie's Hill Radar Bunkers, 211 Radar Station RAAF
(near Home Hill)
Charters Towers Ammunition Store Charters Towers Ordnance Depot, US Army, used for storage of Chemical Weapons
Church Street Underground Bunker
(
Church St., West End, Townsville)
Civil Defence First Aid Bunker
Queens Park, Townsville
Columboola Ammunition Dump, US Army, Used for Storage of Chemical Weapons
Combined Operational Intelligence Centre (COIC)
Inside Castle Hill at West End, Townsville
Command Post on top of Castle Hill, Townsville Customs House Tunnels, (Townsville)
Darra Ordnance Ammunition Depot, US Army, for storage of Chemical Weapons Darra - Royal Australian Navy Ammunition Dump Fort Lytton
Garbutt Ordnance Depot
Garbutt Airfield, Townsville
   
Green Street Bunker
( West End in Townsville)
Green Hill Fort, Thursday Island Helidon Ammunition Store
Jimmy's Lookout Anti-aircraft Gun & Search Light Battery
(Townsville)
Jimmy's Lookout Tunnel
Was there one?

(Townsville)
Kangaroo US Ordnance Depot for storage of Chemical Weapons
(Just north of Townsville at Kurukan)
Koala US Ordnance Service Center
(Stuart, Townsville)
Kowguran Explosives Storage Depot
Also known as Possum Park Ammunition Bunkers
(Miles)
Local Defence Headquarters Townsville
Was it inside Castle Hill?
Lowood Operations Building Lowood Transmitting Building Machine Gun Bunkers on the Town Common, Townsville
Machine Gun positions on cliff above Tobruk Baths Macrossan Underground Hospital Magnetic Island Forts
(Magnetic Island)
Military Command Center
inside Castle Hill

(at Green St, West End, Townsville)
Milman Battery, Milman Hill, Thursday Island Mount Louisa
(Townsville)
Mount Elliott Bunker?
Was there one?
(Townsville area)
Mount Elphinstone
(Brookfield area)
Were there some concrete buildings or bunkers there?
Mount Stuart Bunker?
Was there one?
(Townsville)
 Mount Glorious Bunker/Tunnel?
(near Brisbane - full of Harley Davidson motor bikes? - sounds like a tall story)
Naval Magazine and Mine Assembly Depot - Mount Coot-tha (U.S. Navy)
(Brisbane)
Queens Park Bunker
(Townsville)
Queens Park Bunker
Brisbane?
Queens Garden tunnel to Castle Hill
(Townsville)
RAAF Bomb Dump Edmonton
Ramsay Street Bunker
5th Air Force HQ
(Garbutt, Townsville)
RAN4 Indicator Loop Hut
at Woorim, Bribie Island
RAN 9 Pinkenba Indicator Loop Station
(Also known as Myrtletown)
Red Brick Tunnels in Townsville CBD Roseneath Orderly Room "Bunker" Ross River Bunkers
On southern side of Ross River near the mouth of the river
Salisbury State Primary School Underground Bunker and tunnel?
Henson Street, Salisbury
Scully & Francis Streets
(West End, Townsville)
Was there an underground bunker here?
Semi-fortified stone buildings at West End in Townsville
Slit Trenches for Air Raid Precautions at Ford Motor Works, Eagle Farm South Brisbane Dry Dock Bunker Talmoi Concrete Igloos
for Chemical Weapons storage
- Central Explosives Reserve
Three storey underground bunker
Maria Street, Kelso, Townsville

It's still there! Did it exist?
"Shadow Exchange"
Stuart State School, Townsville
Stuart Creek Bunker-  Unidentified usage
Stuart, Townsville
Toomulla Underground Hospital, near Douglas? Toorbul Radar Bunkers
No. 210 Radar Station RAAF
Torrens Creek Ordnance Ammunition Depot
    Towers Hill Bunkers
42 bunkers at Charters Towers
Tunnel near Maritime Museum, Brisbane to Woolloongabba "Tunnels" under Officeworks at Windsor, Brisbane?, formerly U.S. Navy Submarine Supply Depot
Did they exist?
Tunnels in Townsville
connecting Garbutt, Ramsay Street, Mount Louisa, Castle Hill, Mount Stuart, Herveys Range, etc, etc?? Did any of them exist??

There is mounting evidence that some of these tunnels did exist!!

Tunnels under Newstead Park, near Newstead House, Brisbane Tunnel under old Burn Philp Building site, Flinders Street East, Townsville Underground Complex (possibly multi-level) on Ingham Rd, Townsville
Did it exist?
possibly between Douglas St and Ramsay St or between Ramsay St and Peel St., Garbutt
Underground Hospital
(Mount Isa)
Underground Hospital
Heatley Primary School, Townsville, roof supposedly propped up with wooden beams
Did it exist?
 Underground Hospital, Church Rd., Jensen near Black River
(Was there one there?)
Underground Concrete Room at Cranbrook, Townsville
What was it used for?
(approx 18 m long by 10 m wide)
Underground Plotting Room, corner of 4th Avenue, Bribie Island, near RAN4, Woorim, owned by RAN till 1975  Underground Signals Exchange (Australian Army), Antil Plains, near Townsville
Virginia Ordnance Depot  Wallangarra Ammunition Depot Whites Hill Signals Switchboard room "bunker"
 Woolloongabba Railway Tunnel
Was it used during WW2?
Woree U.S. Navy Ammo Dump  WW2 Bunkers in the Stuart and Roseneath areas of Townsville
 Yarrawonga bunker, Townsville Zillmere Underground Operations Room
(W/T Remote Receiving Building - near Beams Road, Brisbane)
 "Z" Special Unit Supply Bunkers at Mackenzies, Fraser Island

 

NEW SOUTH WALES

Albury Ammunition Factory Bankstown Bunker
(1 Fighter Sector HQ)
Bankstown Remote Receiving Building
Berrima Gaol, Ammunition Storage Broken Hill Ammunition Factory Bunker/Tunnel under Sydney Town Hall
(Sydney)
Camden Operations Building Camden Wireless Telegraphy W/T Transmitting Building Chullora Bunkers and tunnels
Circular Quay Tunnels - 1 Fighter Sector Headquarters in a Tunnel
(Sydney)
Clarence Railway Tunnel
(
Used for CW storage)
Coffs Harbour
(Operations Building and Transmitting Building)
Coffs Harbour Bunker Coffs Harbour Bunker Dubbo
(Non-operations Building and Transmitting Building)
Glenbrook Railway Tunnel
(
Used for CW storage)
Goulburn Ammunition Factory Hay Ammunition Factory
HMAS Watson tunnels and bunkers, South Heads, Sydney Kingswood Ordnance Depot, US Army, for storage of Chemical Weapons Kurrajong Ridge "Bunker-like" structures
(Blue Mountains, Sydney, near Richmond airfield)
Mohuya
(Operations Building and Transmitting Building)
Myambat Australian Advanced Ammunition Depot Newington Armaments Depot also known as Newington US Naval Magazine
Nowra
(Transmitting Building and Remote Receiving Building)
Picton Railway Tunnel
(
Used for CW storage)
Potts Point Tunnels, Garden Island
(Navy Tunnels)
Rathmines
(Operations Building and Remote Receiving Building)
Richmond
(Operations Building and Remote Receiving Building)
Rutherford Ammunition Factory
St. Mary's Ammunition Dump
27 miles west of Sydney manned by 630th Ordnance Company
Tamworth Ammunition Factory Tank Traps - Tenterfield
Wagga Ammunition Factory Williamtown
(Remote Receiving Building)
 

 

NORTHERN TERRITORY

5 Fighter Sector Headquarters
(Darwin)

Katherine Road CW Munitions Storage Depot
(87 miles south of Darwin)
No. 5 Central Reserve Explosive Area
Winnellie near Berrimah Hospital south of Stuart Highway
Safe Naval Oil Storage, Darwin, NT
Underground Oil Tunnels
   

 

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Air Raid Shelter behind the Unley Council Chambers, Adelaide Air Raid Shelter at Goodwood, Adelaide Air Raid Shelter at the Repatriation Hospital, Daw Park, Adelaide
Air Raid Shelter Islington Railway workshops (Tube Mills), Adelaide Air Raid Shelter at Outer Harbour, Adelaide Finsbury Munitions Factory
Gawler
(Operations Building, Remote Receiving Building and Transmitting Building)
Glenelg Air Raid Shelter Hendon Ammunition Factory
Mount Gambier
(Remote Receiving Building)
Port Pirie Ammunition Factory Prospect Oval Air Raid Shelter

South Road Bunker
(Adelaide)

   

 

TASMANIA

Derwent Park Ammunition Factory

   

 

VICTORIA

Bairnsdale Remote Receiving Station

Bairnsdale Ammunition Bunkers Dandenong Range Tunnels and
possible Bunker complex
Dights Falls Bunker at Abbotsford
possibly a large Air Raid Shelter
East Sale
(Operations Building, Transmitting Building and Remote Receiving Station)
Echuca Bunkers
Geelong Ordnance Depot, US Army, for storage of Chemical Weapons Hume Camp CW Munitions Storage
(near Albury)
Kensington Town Hall
underground "Command Bunker"
Lake Boga
(Operations Building and Transmitting Building)
Mallacoota Operations Building Bunker Mallacoota Transmitting Building Bunker
Maribyrnong Explosives Factory
(or Maribyrnong Ordnance Factory)
Mildura Ammunition Factory Mt. Evelyn tunnel
In the Dandenongs
Northcote Tunnel
at Merri Creek, Melbourne
RAN Armament Depot, Maribyrnong Royal Park bunkers and tunnels
Spencer Street Station Bunker
possibly a large air raid shelter
Tunnel from Melbourne Boy's High School to South Yarra Station Tunnel at Bandiana
Tunnel between St. Leonards Presbyterian School and Haileybury Presbyterian College at South Road, East Brighton, Melbourne Tunnel between Melbourne GPO and Spencer Street Mail Centre Tunnel between Royal Children's Hospital and Royal Melbourne Hospital down Flemington Road
Probably post WWII
Tunnel under Spring Street, Melbourne near Parliament House Victoria Barracks Tunnels  

 

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

6 Fighters Sector Headquarters
(Perth)

Albany
(Operations Building and Transmitting Building)
Ardath Ammunition Depot
Booraan Ammunition Depot Busselton
(Remote Receiving Station)
Guilford
(Fighter Sector HQ)
Guildford Ammunition Depot Kalgoorlie Ammunition Factory Merredin
(Transmitting Building)
Narrogin No 25 Inland Bunker
(180kms SE of Perth - there are 3 bunkers at Narrogin)
Pearce
(Operations Building, Transmitting Building and Remote Receiving Building)
Rottnest Island Tunnels
Welshpool Ammunition Factory    

 

The US Army, had 6 sites in Australia during
WW2 for storing Chemical Weapons:-

Can anyone help me with more information on these sites?

 

Utilization of semi-underground buildings
In Australia during WW2

 

The Australian Bunker Project
"In search of WWII underground
facilities (bunkers) on Australian soil."

 

Can you tell me some more about any of the above?

Can you tell me about other Bunkers, Tunnels, or Fortifications
In Australia during World War 2?

 

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