Police Barracks Radio Control Room

(now Hogsbreath Café)

Civil defence facility
Brisbane City

5 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane 4000

Within 10 days of the outbreak of the Pacific War, Brisbane established an Air Raid Precautions (ARP) Central Control in the basement of the Roma Street Police Station. In support, a Radio Control Room was established at the nearby Petrie Terrace Police Depot so communication could be maintained with mobile police units in their radio cars.


Independent of, but linked to the Raid Precautions (ARP) Central Control was a Radio Control Building that held an ultra-short-wave radio at the Police Depot/Barracks at Petrie Terrace. It communicated with the Police Academy at Oxley. The Radio Control Room could continue operating even if the Central Control Room took a direct bomb hit.


The Telegraph 17/12/41

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(Refer to Brisbane Raid Precautions (ARP) Central Control for further information)