Brisbane Open House
Railway Parade, Shorncliffe
Sunday : 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
General access (self guided)

Queensland Rail is undertaking a restoration of the iconic Shorncliffe station. The project involves repairs to the station building’s foundations and walls, replacing the roof, cleaning and painting surfaces, restoring the air raid shelter and constructing a new staff operations facility.

Queensland Rail is prioritising heritage considerations as the project progresses through design and implementation stages, reflecting community feedback received during the consultation phase.

In 2018, Queensland Rail completed the new staff operations facility for train crew and established temporary ticket facilities and platform access at the station. The project team then began investigations into the structure of the original building to help inform the scope of works for the major heritage restoration.

During these first stages of the project, hundreds of objects were uncovered in the subfloor of Shorncliffe train station. Initial assessment of the heritage items – including train tickets, clothing, newspapers and bottles – suggest the items date back to the 1950s.

Independent heritage assessors Niche Environment and Heritage were engaged to assist Queensland Rail to safely remove the items from the subfloor, catalogue them and ensure all activities met best practice heritage investigation processes.

Tour Information

Wheelchair access


Is Heritage listed



Recent Architectural or Engineering Awards: Nil

Environment Accreditation: Nil