Berth 10, Curlew Street, Ngalonpin [Port of Brisbane]
Saturday : 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
General access and guided tours

The Patrick Brisbane Autostrad terminal was opened in two stages, the first in December 2005 and the second, including the precinct of buildings dominated by the tower, in 2009. The terminal is one of the most advanced in Australia, being the first in the world to operate with the Australian designed Autostrad robotic container handling technology.

The Terminal occupies approximately 40 hectares of land and has a quay line of just over 900 metres. It functions to load and unload international cargo ships and move the shipping containers which they carry to and from road transport.

The iconic control Tower, unique in Australian stevedoring, stands 60 metres high and was inspired by the design of the mooring masts built in the 1930’s for the British Imperial Airship Scheme. It offers unparalleled views over the Port and Moreton Bay.

The three-level tower is part of a precinct of buildings comprising seven interrelated elements. These include a five-bay maintenance facility, employee amenities, pump station, offices and ancillary structures.

Designed by Fiala Ooi, these buildings are deliberately industrial in style, exhibiting a strong use of corrugated colourbond cladding and a traditional ‘saw tooth’ factory style roof. The buildings have been independently rated ‘4+’ under the Green Building Council of Australia’s Green Star Rating Guide, Office Design Tool.


Tour Information

Frequency of Guided Tours: Every 30 mins

Tour Tips

Great views of the Port of Brisbane and Moreton Bay.

Additional Activities

Refreshments available, The Mission to Seafarers will run a sausage sizzle at the queuing point.

Dress Requirements

Enclosed shoes

Wheelchair access



Recent Architectural or Engineering Awards: 2006 Queensland Engineering Excellence Award, Engineers Australia 2010 State and Regional commendations, Australian Institute of Architects

Environment Accreditation: Rated 4+ under the Green Building Council of Australia's Green Star Rating Guide, Office Design Tool.

Fiala Ooi
2005: Terminal Stage 1 / 2009: Terminal Stage 2