Brisbane Open House
264 Barry Parade, Fortitude Valley
Saturday // 10am to 4pm
General access and guided tours

4ZZZ are Queensland’s longest running FM radio station. As a not-for-profit community broadcaster, we have been reliably pumping out alternative music, news and culture since we began as the official student radio at the University of Queensland in 1975.

After being evicted from the University of Queensland by the conservative student union in 1988, a period of itinerancy led us in the direction of 264 Barry Parade in Fortitude Valley, then owned by the Brisbane headquarters of the Australian Communist Party. 4ZZZ purchased the building off them in 1992, and we’ve been connecting and amplifying the voices of our community across south-east Queensland from the Valley since then.

Mostly, we are passionate about Brisbane and the things happening in our city. Whether it’s music, arts, LGBTQIA+, First Nations or local issues, we endeavour to empower local communities through community broadcasting.

We are run by a small team of paid and volunteer staff, governed by the 4ZZZ Board of Directors and like many community radio stations, powered by volunteers. From the voices you hear on the radio, to the people who process your CDs or run events with our name on it, everyone at 4ZZZ loves what they do. You’ll hear it when you tune into 102.1FM or listen to our digital channel Zed Digital on your DAB radio, both available to stream online here

What's Open

All levels

Tour Information

Saturday Guided Tours
Times: Every 20min from the carpark
Duration: 45

Tour Tips

No wheelchair access

Current building circa 1890s - early 1900s // Additions: 1964, 1969, 1972, 20151900s. Additions: 1964, 1969, 1972, 2015.