Brisbane Open House
279 Upper Roma Street, Brisbane City
Sunday // 10am to 4pm
General access (self guided)

The original Roma Street Fire Station located on the corner of Countess and Upper Roma Streets City was first opened in October 1968 and has now been replaced on the same site with a state of the art station. It incorporates the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services, Queensland Ambulance Service, Command Area Office and Training facilities to meet the needs of a growing inner city population.

Roma Street Fire Station in the past 40 years has attended some memorable incidents from the 1974 floods, Gateway Hotel fire in 1989 where 54 people were rescued above the fire floor by a Hydraulic Platform, assisting Kemp Place Fire Station with the Wool Store fire in New Farm in 1990, the 2011 Floods, and assisting Kemp Place with the Cathedral Place Fire in 2013. Roma Street Fire Station is one of the busiest stations in Queensland attending an average of around 2,500 calls per year.

Roma Street Fire Station also has an Area Office for the Roma Street Command, Area Commander Jason Lawler (BA4), and the Central Zone Commander, Superintendent Simon Ball (BZ2). Roma Street Command incorporates Roma Street and Windsor Stations, whilst the Central Zone managed by Superintendent Simon Ball manages 9 Stations in total across the city, CBD and surrounding inner suburbs.

What's Open

Appliance engine bays, duty office and turnout gear room

Tour Tips

Wear enclosed shoes // Children must be accompanied by an adult // Limited wheelchair access


Roma Street Fire Station

1968: Original building // 2007: Refurbishment
Project Services, Queensland Government