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QSA: First Steps Workshop + Tour

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Queensland State Archives

435 Compton Road

Runcorn, QLD 4113


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Queensland State Archives welcomes you to a workshop in accessing archival records. Learn how to navigate the online catalogue, access digital records, and order and view originals at our Runcorn Reading Room. At the conclusion of the workshop, attendees are welcome to take a tour behind the scenes where nearly 200 years of the State’s history is cared for and gain an insight into how 65km of records are managed, kept and preserved. The Reading Room will be open for independent research until closing time at 4.30pm. Places are strictly limited.

Please note: Attendees must bring their ID to register as a reader and their own device to learn how to access the records (laptop, tablet or smart phone).


  • 10.15am - Please arrive by this time

  • 10.30am - Workshop starts

  • 11.30am - Workshop finishes - tea and coffee served

  • 12.00pm - Behind-the-scenes tour starts (optional)

  • 12.45pm - Behind-the-scenes tour finishes


This event will be filmed and photographed for marketing and reporting purposes. If you don't wish to be filmed or photographed, please indicate this on your registration form. For information on this consent please refer to our terms and conditions.


What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

  • Car: Queensland State Archives is located at 435 Compton Road, Runcorn. Free parking is available on site between 9am – 4.30pm Monday to Friday, and every second Saturday of the month.

  • Train: The nearest train station is Fruitgrove Station, on Beenleigh Road, between Nursery Road and Persse Road, Runcorn. The station car park entry is on the Nectarine Street side, near the junction of Mango and Plum Streets. Please check the train timetables before planning your journey.

  • Beenleigh line train timetables

  • TransLink train journey planner

  • Walking directions from Fruitgrove Station: The walk from Fruitgrove Station to the State Archives building takes approximately 45 minutes (3.5 kilometres).

  • Bus: Brisbane City Council Bus route no. 150 from Queen St Bus Station stops on the corner of Gowan and Compton Roads, approximately 900 metres from QSA. Brisbane City Council Bus route no. 152 from Garden City stops at Eisenhower Street, directly opposite Queensland State Archives (check TransLink for the current timetable).

Event Cancellation Policy

Please note this workshop and tour can be cancelled for unforeseen circumstances or if minimum numbers are not reached. In this event participants will be contacted accordingly and as soon as possible.

Participant Cancellation Policy

  • Workshops and tours have limited spaces and involve preparation by the facilitator. If you're unable to make the session please cancel your registration via the Eventbrite ticket or via email to

  • You are welcome to transfer your booking to another person prior to the tour commencing. Please confirm this arrangement in writing to

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please contact Public Program Officer Elysha Rei at 07 3037 6721 or via email to

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Queensland State Archives

435 Compton Road

Runcorn, QLD 4113


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