There were many Air Raid Shelters built around Brisbane during WW2. It is generally unknown by most Brisbane people that many of them are still partially standing and used as bus shelters or shade shelters in parks around Brisbane. Many people stand under them or drive past them not realising their original use during WW2.

The Brisbane City Council adopted an innovative design for its public air raid shelters such that after the war, the brick walls around them could be removed leaving a cantilevered roof concrete structure ideal for bus shelters or general shade.


Air Raid Shelters, Abattoirs, Colmslie, Brisbane Air Raid Shelters, Elizabeth Street, Brisbane Air Raid Shelters Botanical Gardens near Parliament House
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 Shelter Fairfield Railway Station Air Raid Shelters near Albert Park Air Raid Shelter Park Road Railway Station
(Demolished in 2000)
Air Raid Shelter small park near Dutton Park Air raid Shelters in Fortitude Valley Air Raid Shelter Newmarket
corner of Enoggera Rd & Banks St, now a bus shelter
Air Raid Shelter Cambridge Parade, Manly Air raid shelter Hudson Road, Wooloowin, Brisbane (opposite the Wooloowin railway station) Air Raid Shelters (possible) at Mount Thompson Crematorium, Mount Gravatt East, Brisbane
Air Raid Shelters at Howard Smith Wharves under the Story Bridge, Brisbane Air Raid Shelter Kelvin Grove Road, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane Air Raid Shelter at Lutwyche Road, Windsor
Air Raid Shelters in Raymond Park, Kangaroo Point, Brisbane Air Raid Shelter at Rear of Kangaroo Point Hotel below the Story Bridge Air Raid Shelter at Salisbury
(near Commerce St., Salisbury)
Air Raid Shelter at Salisbury
(Assembly Street, Salisbury, Brisbane near Bearing Street)
Air Raid Shelter at Salisbury
(Corner of Lathe, Precision & Bearing Streets)
Two air raid shelters
in Wickham Park
Air Raid Shelter in rear yard of a home at Annerley Air raid shelter in the basement of the Brisbane Arcade Air raid shelter near corner of Thynne Road and Wynnum Road near the Morningside School of Arts
Slit Trenches for Air Raid Precautions at Ford Motor Works, Eagle Farm Air Raid Shelter at Stones Corner near the Brisbane Council Library Air Raid Shelter at residence of Chief Engineer of Darra Cement Works at corner of Station Avenue and Westcombe St, Darra
Air Raid Shelter Darra State School at corner of Darra Station Rd and Winslow St, Darra Air Raid Shelter - Norman Park Railway Station Air Raid Shelter, Teneriffe Ferry Terminal, Commercial Road, Teneriffe
 Bomb Shelter at Sandgate
(Sandgate Memorial Park)
Queens Park Bunker
Salisbury State Primary School Underground Bunker and tunnel?
Henson Street, Salisbury
Slit Trenches for Air Raid Precautions at Ford Motor Works, Eagle Farm South Brisbane Dry Dock Bunker Air Raid Shelter in park between Flower St and Sword St, Woolloongabba


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of these structures still standing in Brisbane?


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This page first produced 24 December 2003

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