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


(Forts and Coastal gun batteries)





Calthorpes Air Raid Shelter




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

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
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 Park Road Railway Station
(Demolished in 2000)
Air Raid Shelter in small park near Dutton Park, Annerley, Brisbane Air Raid Shelter Cambridge Parade, Manly Air Raid Shelter Fairfield Railway Station
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 Shelter Landsborough Railway Station
(Still there in 2016)
Air Raid Shelters (possible) at Mount Thompson Crematorium, Mount Gravatt East, 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 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 at Salisbury
(Corner of Lathe, Precision & Bearing Streets)
Concrete bunker Townsville
(Behind Flynns Irish Bar, former Bank of New South Wales building, 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
Air Raid Shelters Thomas Dixon Shoes
406 Montague Road, West End, 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
Army Signals Communications Centre and "Shadow Exchange"
Stuart State School
Army Signals Communications Centre
Roseneath Bunker
Archerfield Quarry
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
Bunker/Tunnel under Tooheys Hill
"Bunker" at Rollingstone Calvert Ordnance Depot
(US Army)
Castle Hill
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
Explosive Stores 102, 102A, 106 & 120
Garbutt Airfield, Townsville
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
Jimmy's Lookout Tunnel
Was there one?

Kangaroo US Ordnance Depot for storage of Chemical Weapons
(Just north of Townsville at Kurukan)
Jinker Track "Bunker"
UXO Disposal site

Bunyaville State Forest
Koala US Ordnance Service Center
(Stuart, Townsville)
Kowguran Explosives Storage Depot
Also known as Possum Park Ammunition Bunkers
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
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?
 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)
Possible WWII Bomb Dump, Townsville
later site of the Norline Drive-in
Queens Park Bunker
Queens Park Bunker
Queens Garden tunnel to Castle Hill
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
Townsville Town Common Bomb Dumps 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??
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 USAFIA Command Post
under Castle Hill Rd, 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 "Z" Special Unit Supply Bunkers at Mackenzies, Fraser Island
(W/T Remote Receiving Building - near Beams Road, Brisbane)



Albury Ammunition Factory Bankstown 1 Fighter Sector HQ's Bunker
(1 Fighter Sector HQ)
Bankstown Remote Receiving Building
(at Picnic Point)
Bankstown W/T Station - Transmitting Station
(Bass Hill)
Berrima Gaol, Ammunition Storage Broken Hill Ammunition Factory
Bunker/Tunnel under Sydney Town Hall
Camden Operations Building Camden Wireless Telegraphy W/T Transmitting Building
Chullora Bunkers and tunnels Circular Quay Tunnels - 1 Fighter Sector Headquarters in a Tunnel
Clarence Railway Tunnel
Used for CW storage)
Coffs Harbour Bunker Coffs Harbour Bunker Coffs Harbour Operations Bunker
Coffs Harbour Transmitting Bunker Dubbo
(Non-operations Building and Transmitting Building)
Glenbrook Railway Tunnel
Used for CW storage)
Goulburn Ammunition Factory Hay Ammunition Factory High Cross Park Air Raid Slit Trenches
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)
(Operations Building and Transmitting Building)
Myambat Australian Advanced Ammunition Depot Newington Armaments Depot also known as Newington US Naval Magazine
(Transmitting Building and Remote Receiving Building)
Picton Railway Tunnel
Used for CW storage)
Potts Point Tunnels, Garden Island
(Navy Tunnels)
(Operations Building and Remote Receiving Building)
Richmond Operations Building Richmond 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)



5 Fighter Sector Headquarters

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



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
(Operations Building, Remote Receiving Building and Transmitting Building)
Glenelg Air Raid Shelter Hendon Ammunition Factory
Mount Gambier Remote Receiving Building RAAF Mount Gambier Transmitting Building RAAF Port Pirie Ammunition Factory

Prospect Oval Air Raid Shelter

South Road Bunker



Derwent Park Ammunition Factory




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  



6 Fighters Sector Headquarters

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


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


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