Nundah Air Raid Shelter

Stage Number: MBNH.11.03.30

Group: Northern

Local Study Area: Chermside-Wavell Heights-Kedron-Nundah

Epoch: Early 20th Century

Street Address: Cur Sandgate Rd & Wood St, Nundah

Latitude & Longitude: -27.40105556,153.05947222

Time Link: 1942

Map Link: 1946

Image Time Point: 1946

Suggest An Edit
View Your Faviourties


The Brisbane City Council built the concrete shelter at Nundah as an air raid shelter in 1942. The shelter is an important example of the wartime work of the City Architect’s Office and the particular work of F.G. Costello. The Brisbane City Council took responsibility at that time for air raid precautions and on Christmas Eve 1941 the state’s emergency committee issued instructions for government, private employers and private households to immediately start building shelters. Slit trenches were built in parks and school yards, windows were taped, and brownouts were applied to buildings. Although many air raid shelters were constructed during World War Two in Queensland, few have survived. The Nundah air raid shelter is now modified and used as a public toilet.


A Virtual Walk around Nundah’. Nundah & Districts Historical Society ; Queensland World War II Historic Places Website

Image Citations

Map References

Qimagery. Brisbane City Council Series 1946. Scale: 1:15,900.