Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC) Studio

Stage Number: MBNH.07.02.68

Group: Western

Local Study Area: Toowong-St Lucia-Indooroopilly

Epoch: Late 20th Century

Street Address: Coronation Drive, Toowong

Latitude & Longitude: -27.48486111,152.99433333

Time Link: 1957

Map Link: 1958

Image Time Point: 1958

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The Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC) Studio came from move of ABC radio station 4QR 612 from its city office to the new studio at Toowong in 1957. The ABC TV station ABQ2 went live from Toowong on 2 November 1959. The transmission tower for the ABC was one of the three that marked the skyline of Mount Coot-tha. Trouble about the site being a breast cancer cluster, whether a statistical anomaly or with yet-undetermined causes, lead to the closure of the Toowong site and the relocation of the studios to the South Bank Parklands location in 2013.


Kowald, Margaret. with Val Donovan, Ruth Kerr, Kay Cohen, Lyndsay Smith, and Jean Stewart. Lost Brisbane and Surrounding Areas: The Later Years. Volume 2. RHSQ. 2016 page 127; Toowong History Group Inc.

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Qimagery. Brisbane 1958. Scale: 1:24,000.