Annerley Army Reserve Depot


This pair of army drill halls (and their parade ground), dating from 1914 and 1954 respectively are a rare surviving and intact pair from totally different eras. The first, a standard pre World War I hall of galvanised iron sheeting, is one of only six left from a time when such militia training halls were popping up all over the place as a response to the needs of the Defence force.

At the time there were not enough venues to accommodate the Defence Act from 1911 which decreed that all boys aged 12-18 undertake compulsory army drilling, with annual training for those aged 18-20. As a result of this act the size of the defence grew from around 20000 in 1911 to 60000 in 1915.

The second hall with two wings was built as a Citizens Military Forces venue, in response the Cold War of the early 1950s. The entire depot remained in use by the army until the 1990s and today stands as a heritage listed reminder of Australian citizens role in war times.

Annerley Army Reserve Depot    

Dudley St



Dudley St Annerley

Top Things To Do In Brisbane This Week

A stellar line-up of artists, headlined by Casey Donovan will light up the stage
This all-new multi-sensory experience makes its global debut in Brisbane
Playlab Theatre’s latest mainstage production premieres
Queensland's most iconic celebration of multiculturalism
Dirty Dancing comes to life on the big screen
A world-leading tattoo event is coming to Brisbane
Laternenfest is a fantastic family outing celebrating all things German
Set sail for night of celebration and love on the Brisbane River
The season ends with a memorable end with a spectacular grand finale

LEAF 2023

Queensland’s largest FREE sustainability festival returns with eco-markets & exhibitors, kids activities, food trucks and more
LEAF 2023

Lifeline Bookfest

Queensland's biggest secondhand book sale returns for 4 massive days with more than a million pre-loved books plus a comic-fest!
Lifeline Bookfest

What's on in June in & Around Brisbane

From ABBA & Aretha Franklin tribute concerts, Pride cruise, Monet & The Impressionists exhibition, lantern parade & eco fair, some of the top things
What's On in June 2023

Top Things to Do June 2-4

From an ABBA tribute concert, eco fair, cheese & wine tasting and glow in the dark mini golf to English hunting hall and winery-inspired restaurants, the top things to do
This Weekend Jun 2-4

The Workshops Rail Museum Annual Pass

Whether you're a trainspotter, a rail romantic or a curious young explorer, take you an eye-opening journey through the state’s history
The Workshops Rail Museum Annual Pass
Kangaroo Point Green Bridge coming soon