Allied Works Council Allied Works Council Depot Belgian Gardens, Townsville Allied Works Council Workshop Oonoonba, Townsville 
Allied Works Council Workshop Stratford near Cairns Allied Works Council Workshop Camooweal Australian Army Aboriginal Labour Units
Bitumen Emulsion Plant Oonoonba, Townsville Bitumen Emulsion Plant Charters Towers Bitumen Emulsion Plant Mount Isa
Civil Aliens Corps Civil Constructional Corps Military Conscription
Main Roads Commission Mt Louisa Camp, Townsville Main Roads Commission Church Street Camp, Townsville Main Roads Commission Sheridan Street Camp, Cairns
Mount Isa Mines MIM Queensland Main Roads Commission RAAF Aboriginal Labour Units


Production & Repair

A.N.A. Instrument Shop Australian National Airways Engine Overhaul Australian Women's Land Army
Beaufort Production at Chullora, NSW Beaufort Production at Islington, SA Beaufort Production at Newport Railway Workshops, Victoria
Beaufort Bomber rear fuselage
& empennage production
Cairncross Dry Dock
Morningside, Brisbane
Coca Cola Factory Commonwealth Marine Engine Works
Evans Rd., Rocklea
Commonwealth Marine Engine Works
Port Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC
De Haviland Propeller Shop Elphinstones
Echuca Ball Bearing Factory
Echuca, Victoria
Echuca Ordnance Factory
Echuca, Victoria
Ford Motor Factory Corio Bay
Geelong, VIC
Ford Motor Works Eagle Farm
Brisbane, QLD
GMH Allison Overhaul Assembly Plant Government Aircraft Factory (GAF)
GMH Allison Testing Area
Eagle Farm Airfield
Hudson's King & Katts
Motor Supply Company Paul and Gray
Premier Blinds
QANTAS Rocklea Munitions Factory
Rocklea, Queensland



Australian National Airlines Queensland Railways QANTAS
Townsville Harbour Board Fuel Rationing and other measures   


(Clubs, Hostels, Huts, Restrooms)

A.C.F. - R.S.L. All Services Sleeping Hostel
320 Sussex Street, Sydney
Air Force Association (AFA) Air Force Club
281 Elizabeth Street (near Creek St), Brisbane.
Open 10am to 10pm daily, including Sundays, Hot and Cold Showers, Good Billiard Tables, Impromptu Dances held first Saturday of every month.
Air Force House
"Wyandra", 3 Campbell Street, Bowen Hills, Brisbane
Air Force House
97 Goulburn Street, Sydney
330 beds
Air Force House
 53 Market Street, Melbourne
Aircrew Club of Australia Air Force Women's Auxiliary (AFWA) A.I.F. Women's Association

Allen N.E.S. Home for Servicemen, 49 Whistler St., Manly

Allied Services Club - The "Dug-out"
operated by Myer Department Store

American Centre
155 Elizabeth St, Sydney
Open 10am to 10pm daily.

American Centre
Old Town Hall Arcade, Queen St., Brisbane

American Lounge Bar, 309 Flinders Street, Townsville American Postal Exchange (PX), Brisbane
corner of Creek St and Adelaide St.
  American Red Cross Service Club
(ARC or Amcross)

165 Phillip St., Sydney
 American Red Cross Bernly Officers' Club
Springfield Avenue, Sydney
 American Red Cross Centre Coolangatta, Coolangatta Hotel, Coolangatta American Red Cross Officer's Leave Club
128 Ramsgate Avenue, Bondi, Sydney
 American Red Cross Nurses' Leave Club, 79 Macleay Street, Sydney American Red Cross Service Club No. 1
165 Phillip Street, Sydney
American Red Cross Service Club No. 2
351 Pitt Street, Sydney
American Red Cross Booker T. Washington Club
207 Albion Street, Sydney
American Red Cross Hostel
Corner Adelaide Street and Creek Street, Brisbane
American Red Cross Service Club
Centenary House, corner Exhibition Street and Little Collins Street, Melbourne
American Red Cross Service Club, Terrica House, Corner of Creek and Adelaide Streets, Brisbane. Anzac Buffet
Hyde Park, Sydney
Open 9:30am to 10pm daily.
A.R.C. Service Bureau
Barrack Street, Sydney
David Jones' Store
Open 24 hrs daily
Australian & Allied Soldiers Club
44 Macleay Street, Pott's Point, Sydney
Australian Army Canteen Service (AACS) Australian Comforts Fund Women's Officer's Club, Elizabeth Bay Road, Kings Cross
Australian Comforts
Fund Rooms, Townsville
in Town Hall, near Post Office
Australian Comforts Fund Australian Comfort Fund, Kinneil Officers Club, 15 Elizabeth Bay Road, Kings Cross
Australian Comforts Fund, Melbourne Australian Defence Canteens Service Club, Marcus Clark's Building, opposite Central Railway Station,
Railway Square, Sydney
Australian Legion of Ex-Servicemen and Women
Australian Red Cross
 Australian Red Cross
Australian Women's Flying Club (AWFC)
Australian Women's Legion (AWL) Australian Women’s National League (A.W.N.L) Australian Women’s Polish War Victims Relief Committee
British Women's Legion Camberwell Women's War Service Unit – formed in Camberwell VIC during WW2 Catholic United Services Auxiliary (CUSA)
Catholic Welfare Organisation Catholic Women's Social Guild Central Women’s Auxiliary of the Returned Soldiers and Sailors Imperial Association of Australia
Cheer Up Society –  Formed in South Australia Cheverells American Red Cross Officers' Leave Club, 2 Elizabeth Bay Road, Sydney Church of England Help Society (CEHS)
C.E.N.E.F. Servicemen's Hostel
St. James' Church, King St., Kings Cross
This may be the Church of England National Emergency Fund?
For men of fighting forces and
women of auxiliary services. 100 beds Free Fri and Sat nights only.
Country Women's Association Service Women's Club
52 Bayswater Road, Darlinghurst, Sydney
Open daily.
Country Women’s Association South Australia (CWASA)
C.U.S.A. Hall
Harrington Street, Sydney (entrance in Gloucester Street)
Open 10am to 10pm.
C.U.S.A. Hut
St. Mary's Cathedral
Open 9am to 10pm daily,
except Sunday, 8am to 10pm.
"Dig for Victory" Movement
Dutch Officer's Club, Brisbane
"Mornington", Gregory Terrace, Brisbane
later in Elizabeth St., Brisbane
Dutch & Netherlands East Indies Servicemen's Hostel
364 Beaconsfield Parade, St. Kilda, Melbourne
Dutch Officer's Club,
In a large wooden dormitory building at the University of Western Australia, Perth WA
Dutch Officer's Club
23 Wentworth Street, Point Piper, Sydney
Emergency Welfare Service Everyman's Welfare Service
Fighting Forces Comforts Fund (FFCF) Everyman's Hut
Stanley Street, Townsville
First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (FANY) - British organisation formed in WW1 and extended into WWII
Forces Reading Room
108 Hunter Street, Sydney
Open 10am to 10pm daily.
Girl Guide Thrift Depot H.M.A.S. Sydney Fund - established after the loss of HMAS Sydney WW2
Home Service Girls Hospitality Hut
Queen's Square, Sydney
Open 10am to 8pm daily.
Hostel Meriden, 437 St. Kilda Road, Melbourne
(Run by the Australian Comforts Fund and the Young Women's Christian Association YWCA for Servicewomen on leave)
Jewish Hospitality and Information Bureau
69 Martin Place, Sydney
National Council of Jewish Women's Lord Mayor's Fund Kiosk, Hospitality and billeting for Jewish Troops.
Junior Red Cross  Kaloola Hut
501 Pitt Street, Sydney
(Opposite Central Station)
Open 10am to 10pm daily.
Lady Wilson Red Cross Convalescent Home in Chelmer Limbless Soldiers Association Lord Mayor’s Comforts Fund
Lord Mayor’s Fund Lord Mayor’s Patriotic Fund Lord Mayor’s Patriotic and War Fund NSW – A Branch of the ACF
 Mackay Rest Leave Area  Munition Workers Association National Defence League
Canteen & Rest Room
173 Phillip Street, Sydney
(near King Street)
Open daily to 10pm.
National Emergency Service Fund - established in WWII Navy League Netherlands Indies Welfare Organisation of Evacuees N.I.W.O.E.
ran Hostel for NEI evacuees in "Roseville" at 56 Chester St, Teneriffe, possibly known as NEI Camp
Netherlands Indies Welfare Organisation of Evacuees N.I.W.O.E.
Temple Court, 422 Collins St., Melbourne
J. van Holst Pellekaan was the head of this organisation in Melbourne
N.E.I. Camp New Farm
See Netherlands Indies Welfare Organisation N.I.W.O.E.
N.E.I. Camp Coolangatta
North American Service Club B14
American Red Cross
380 Flinders Street West, Townsville
Pacific Prisoners of War Committee Partially Blinded Soldier’s Association of Australia
Patriotic Younger Set Auxiliary Presbyterian and Methodist Hostel
Soldiers' Welfare Association, Turbot Street, Brisbane
Prisoner of War Street Adoption Scheme
run by the Australian Red Cross
Prisoner of War (POW) - Association Queensland Country Women's Association
(CWA) Townsville
Queensland Patriotic Fund
Rats of Tobruk Association Red Shield Club Melbourne
(set up by the Australian Comforts Fund and conducted by the Salvation Army under direction of Brigadier Giles)
Red Shield House Melbourne
(set up by the Australian Comforts Fund and conducted by the Salvation Army under direction of Brigadier Giles)
 Red Shield Hostel for Servicewomen
in "Heathfield", Toorak, Melbourne

(see two previous entries - may all be the same location)
Sailors' and Soldiers' C. of E. Help Society
325 North Quay, Brisbane
Royal Australian Air Force Association (Air Force Association)
Royal Australian Air Force Locker Fund (RAAF Locker Fund) Royal Naval House
30 Grosvenor Street, Sydney
RSL War Service Fund
Troop Welfare Committee (City Branch)
Basement Brisbane City Hall,
St. George's Square
(now King George Square).
Open Daily 9am to 11pm. Sundays 9am to 10pm.
Salvation Army Headquarters
Ann Street, Brisbane
Salvation Army, Townsville
Salvation Army's Red Shield House Sailors and Soldiers Church of England Help Society Scots Church Presbyterian Hut
Seamen's Institute
Macrossan Street, Petrie Bight
Open 10am to 11pm daily. Entertainment at night.
Showgrounds Canteen Soldiers Welfare Club
South Australian Schools Patriotic Fund St. Andrew's Church of England Hostel
Cathedral Place, Sydney
St. Andrew's Cathedral Hut
George Street, Sydney
Open 8:30am to 10pm daily.
St. George's Hostel
Sailors' and Soldiers' Church of England Help Society
Wharf Street between Adelaide Street and Ann Street (M. and R. St. George's Club)
St. George's Service Club
Sailors' and Soldiers' C. of E. Help Society
Corner Creek Street and Ann Street, opposite St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church.
Open daily 9am to 10pm Sunday entertainments between 2pm and 8:30pm. Concert, community singing and games.
St. Michael's Rest Rooms
C.U.S.A., 288 Adelaide Street, near Creek Street.
Hot and Cold Showers, Ping Pong Tables.
Open daily 10am to 10pm.
St. Oswald's Hostel
North Quay, between Victoria Bridge and Grey Street Bridge, Bed and Breakfast
St. Paul's Cathedral Hut The Brisbane Hostel
Queensland Temperance League
Creek Street, adjoining American Red Cross Club
"Time Off" Club
Elizabeth Street,
opposite Wintergarden Theatre.
R. and light refreshments.
TOC H TOC H Services Club
Desmond Chambers, 303 Adelaide Street.
Hot and Cold Showers.
Open 9am to 11pm daily.
TOC H Services Club
12 Loftus Street, Sydney
(near Circular Quay)
Open 9am to 10pm daily.
Totally and Permanently Incapacitated Soldier's Association Trocadero Sydney
Trocadero Brisbane Union Jack Club
Wickham Terrace (near Trades Hall), Brisbane
United Services Cafe
United War Fund US Army Canteen
Woolworth's Building, Queen Street, Brisbane
Open to American Services only
from 11am to 11pm daily
United States Army Canteen
Creek Street, Brisbane
Victoria League Hospitality Bureau Victorian Women's Journalists' War Service Committee Voluntary Aid Detachments
Women's All Services Canteen
Central Station, Sydney
Open 7am to 10:30pm daily.
Women's Auxiliary Women's Auxiliary Australian Air Force Association (WAAAFA)
Women's All Services Canteens Women's Auxiliary Service Patriots (WASP) Yass Women’s Voluntary Service - formed in Yass (NSW) during WWII
Y.M.C.A. Hostel
YMCA Buildings, 288 Edward Street, Brisbane
Y.M.C.A. Rest Room
325 Pitt Street, Sydney
(near Bathurst Street)
Open 9am to 10pm daily.
YMCA, Townsville
Y.W.C.A. Open House
185 Liverpool Street, Sydney
Open Saturday 1:30pm to 11:30pm.
Sunday, 1:30pm to 10:30pm


Civil Defence and other Military Work

1 Australian Discrimination Unit
manned Observation Centres for Radio Surveillance
Air Raid Precautions Air Raid Shelters
AMP Exchange Female Civilian Operators Australian Air League Australian Defence League (ADL)
Australian Women Munition Workers (AWMW) Australian Women's Land Army (AWLA) Australian Women's Flying Club (AWFC)
 Australian Women's Fire Auxiliary (AWFA) Australian Women's Service Corps (AWSC) "Bataan" Exchange Civilian Operators
Camoufleurs in Department of Home Security Civil Defence Coastal Radio Service
Colin Jupp, 16 year old school boy - an accidental Guerilla Fighter Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Aeronautics Division CSIRO Radiophysics Laboratory, Sydney University, develop Search Light Control Apparatus (Radar)
Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) Department of Aircraft Production (DAP) – Beaufort Division Department of Home Security
Enemy Raids Precautions Services (ERP) - Canberra Naval Auxiliary Patrol (NAP) Navy League
New South Wales National Emergency Services (NSWNES) formed in1940 Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve - British organisation formed in WW1 and extended into WWII Queensland Civil Defence
South Australia Civil Defence Tasmania Civil Defence Legion Victoria Air Raid Precautions
Volunteer Air Observer Corps (VAOC) Volunteer Coastal Patrol (VCP) Volunteer Defence Corps (VDC)
Volunteer Emergency Psychological Service Wedmore Garage at Newmarket
Mine Assembly for the US Navy

Women's Australian National Service (WANS) - formed in June 1940

Women's Auxiliary Transport Service (WATS) Women’s Emergency Corps (WEC) Women's Air Training Corps (WATC)
Women's Emergency Signalling Corps (WESC)

Women's National Emergency Legion (WNEL) - A Queensland organisation formed in 1939.

Women’s National Emergency Legion Air Wing - A Queensland organisation formed at Archerfield aerodrome in January 1939

Women's Voluntary National Register (WVNR) - formed in 1939 Women’s Voluntary Service



Austerity Measures

Charcoal Burners National Paper Salvage Collection Rationing
Salvage Corps Water Restrictions  


Civilian Life

Blackouts Boxing Brothels located in Brisbane during WW2
Brothel in a house at Stuart, near Stuart Prison, Townsville Censors Dances, Bands, Concerts, Vaudeville and Entertainment
Hotels Picture Theatres Race Tracks
Shingle Inn Swimming Baths WWII Female Relatives Badge
War Correspondents  "Woodlands" St. Vincent's Mission Seminary



Boggo Road Gaol Queensland Police Radio Codes Roma Street Police Station
Stuart Prison, Townsville    



Sir Leslie Wilson, Governor of Queensland    


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