Law Courts, Brisbane

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Law Courts Complex
George Street face of the Law Courts Complex.
General information
Location Brisbane, Queensland
Address 304 George Street[1]
Country Australia
Demolished January 2015

The Law Courts Complex was a building located on George Street and Adelaide Street, in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.[1] The building formerly housed the Supreme Court and District Court of Queensland, which relocated to the Queen Elizabeth II Courts of Law in August 2012.[1]


The Law Courts Complex was constructed on the site of the original Supreme Court building, which had been largely destroyed by arson on 1 September, 1968.[2] The remains of this building were demolished in October, 1976, and construction of the first stage of the complex commenced on the western end of the site.[2] Once completed, this first stage held only the Supreme Court.[2] The Supreme Court was relocated to the second, and larger stage of the complex upon its completion in the early 1980s, while the District Court began to occupy the now vacant first stage soon after.[2]

Following the relocation of the Supreme and District Courts to the Queen Elizabeth II Courts of Law in August 2012, the Law Courts Complex was decommissioned.

In May 2013 it was announced that the Law Courts site bordered by George, Adelaide and Ann streets and North Quay was sold to the Taiwan-based developer the Shayher Group. The new development proposed for the site is called 300 George Street.[3]

Major demolishing works were completed on the site by January 2015.



  1. ^ a b c Department of Justice and Attorney-General (Queensland) (2012). "Courthouses contacts". Government of Queensland. Retrieved 17 June 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d Bar Association of Queensland. "Moving House - A Brief History of the Supreme Court Buildings". Bar Association of Queensland. Retrieved 17 June 2012. 
  3. ^ Tony Moore (November 5, 2013). "DA lodged for George Street tower". brisbanetimes. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 27 November 2013. 

Coordinates: 27°28′12.27″S 153°01′19.5″E / 27.4700750°S 153.022083°E / -27.4700750; 153.022083