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The Station

With almost 100 years of history, The Station is one of Queensland's rare architectural gems.

The Gold Coast's first ambulance station, built in 1922 near Town Hall and Southport Courthouse, serviced the region for more than 50 years.

Alterations made during the 1950s, 60s and 70s included the removal of some of the street facade and erection of a screen wall.

The two-storey building was about 80 years old when local engineering family the Howes enlisted Burling Brown Architects to restore the exterior and repurpose the interior as co-share office space.

It is now home to about 30 businesses with meetings rooms, kitchens, outdoor and balcony entertainment space, parking for 11 cars and coffee shop.

On the day, explore the site that has been home to post, telegrams and phone exchanges and admire its modern interior makeover as shared space for creatives.

45 Nerang Street, Southport

10AM - 3PM



15-minute guided tours for up to 10, every half hour. Wear closed in shoes.

Building type



Burling Brown Architects
Weathered Howe Engineers


1922.  Renovation completed October 2002.
Became co-working facility 2012