Stanley Street, Brisbane

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Stanley Street

General information
Type Street
Length1.5 km (0.9 mi)
Route number(s)
  • Australian state route 41.svg State Route 41
  • Australian state route 10.svg State Route 10
Major junctions
West end South Brisbane
East end Woolloongabba
Suburb(s) Woolloongabba

Stanley Street is a major street in Brisbane, Queensland. It carries the designation state route 41 for the entirety of its length and state route 10 between the Vulture Street and Annerley Road intersections. For the majority of its length the road is a one-way carriageway westbound. The route is a major connector between the Southern and Eastern suburbs and South Brisbane. The street passes directly to the south of The Gabba and runs directly through the Mater Hospital precinct.

Brisbane capital city of Queensland, Australia

Brisbane is the capital of and the most populated city in the Australian state of Queensland, and the third most populous city in Australia. Brisbane's metropolitan area has a population of approximately 2.5 million as of 30 June 2018, and the South East Queensland metropolitan region, centred on Brisbane, encompasses a population of more than 3.6 million.

Queensland North-east state of Australia

Queensland is the second-largest and third-most populous state in the Commonwealth of Australia. Situated in the north-east of the country, it is bordered by the Northern Territory, South Australia and New South Wales to the west, south-west and south respectively. To the east, Queensland is bordered by the Coral Sea and Pacific Ocean. To its north is the Torres Strait, with Papua New Guinea located less than 200 km across it from the mainland. The state is the world's sixth-largest sub-national entity, with an area of 1,852,642 square kilometres (715,309 sq mi).

Vulture Street, Brisbane

Vulture Street is a road in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It connects the inner southern suburbs. Its eastern segment is known as Vulture Street East.


Stanley Street is accessible via exit 2 on the Pacific Motorway.

Pacific Motorway (Brisbane–Brunswick Heads) motorway in New South Wales and Queensland

The Pacific Motorway is a motorway in Australia between Brisbane, Queensland, and Brunswick Heads, New South Wales, through the New South Wales–Queensland border at Tweed Heads.


Stanley Street was named after Frederick Stanley, 16th Earl of Derby, the United Kingdom's Colonial Secretary, 1885-1886.

Frederick Stanley, 16th Earl of Derby 19th and 20th-century British politician and Governor General of Canada

Frederick Arthur Stanley, 16th Earl of Derby,, styled as Hon. Frederick Stanley from 1844–86 and as Lord Stanley of Preston between 1886–93, was a Conservative Party politician in the United Kingdom who served as Colonial Secretary from 1885 to 1886 and the sixth Governor General of Canada from 1888 to 1893. An avid sportsman, he built Stanley House Stables in England and is famous in North America for presenting Canada with the Stanley Cup. Stanley was also one of the original inductees of the Hockey Hall of Fame.

United Kingdom Country in Europe

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain, is a sovereign country located off the north-western coast of the European mainland. The United Kingdom includes the island of Great Britain, the north-eastern part of the island of Ireland, and many smaller islands. Northern Ireland is the only part of the United Kingdom that shares a land border with another sovereign state, the Republic of Ireland. Apart from this land border, the United Kingdom is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the North Sea to the east, the English Channel to the south and the Celtic Sea to the south-west, giving it the 12th-longest coastline in the world. The Irish Sea separates Great Britain and Ireland. The United Kingdom's 242,500 square kilometres (93,600 sq mi) were home to an estimated 66.0 million inhabitants in 2017.

Secretary of State for the Colonies British Cabinet minister in charge of managing the United Kingdoms various colonial dependencies

The Secretary of State for the Colonies or Colonial Secretary was the British Cabinet minister in charge of managing the United Kingdom's various colonial dependencies.

In the late 1880s, at least two hotels were built on Stanley Street, the Brisbane Bridge Hotel and Graham's Hotel. [1] Stanley Street used to continue past the Vulture Street intersection, and follow the Brisbane River north to Kurilpa Point. At this time South Brisbane was an industrial area. The road between Melbourne Street and Vulture Street was removed to make way for the construction of the Expo '88 World's Fair precinct. The precinct was converted to South Bank Parklands after the Expo. At this time a small section of the route north of Vulture Street between Tribune and Glenelg Streets was renamed Little Stanley Street.

Brisbane River river in Australia

The Brisbane River is the longest river in South-East Queensland, Australia, and flows through the city of Brisbane, before emptying into Moreton Bay. John Oxley, the first European to explore the river, named it after the Governor of New South Wales, Sir Thomas Brisbane in 1823. The penal colony of Moreton Bay later adopted the same name, eventually becoming the present city of Brisbane.

South Brisbane, Queensland Suburb of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

South Brisbane is an inner city suburb of Brisbane, Australia on the southern bank of the Brisbane River, directly connected to the central business district by the Kurilpa, Victoria and Goodwill bridges. Its population was estimated to be 7,196 at the 2016 Australian Census.

South Bank Parklands Brisbane parkland

The South Bank Parklands are located at South Bank in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The parkland, on the transformed site of Brisbane's World Expo 88, was officially opened to the public on 20 June 1992.

In 2006, with the construction of the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, the section of road still named Stanley street which tunneled under the Queensland Art Gallery was renamed Cultural Centre Tunnel and the road to the north was removed to make way for construction. A new section of road slightly to the west of the old road was built and named Stanley Place.

Queensland Art Gallery Art museum in Queensland, Australia

The Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) is an art museum located in the South Bank precinct of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The gallery is part of the Queensland Cultural Centre. It complements the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) building, situated only 150 metres (490 ft) away.

Of the old Stanley Street in South Brisbane, only a section about 100 m long, running alongside the Queensland Maritime Museum remains. The remainder has been built over by the Gallery of Modern Art and South Bank Parklands, rebuilt as a pedestrian plaza as part of the Parklands (Stanley Street Plaza and the Cultural Forecourt); or renamed.

The Queensland Maritime Museum is located on the southern bank of the Brisbane River just south of the South Bank Parklands and Queensland Cultural Centre precinct of Brisbane, and close to the Goodwill Bridge.

Significant features

On Stanley Street between the intersection with Vulture Street and Annerley Road, there is a major hospital precinct including Queensland Children's Hospital and the Mater Public Hospital.

The Stanley Street junction with Annerley Road (formerly Boggo Road) at Woolloongabba/South Brisbane is known as Clarence Corner.

The Stanley Street intersection with Ipswich Road, Logan Road and Main Street at Woolloongabba is known as the Woolloongabba Fiveways and features The Gabba sports ground.

Major intersections

The entire road is in the Brisbane local government area. [2]

Woolloongabba -
East Brisbane boundary
00.0Australian state route 41.svg Stanley Street East (State Route 41) - east - East Brisbane /
Australian state route 95.svg Wellington Road - north - East Brisbane /
south - East Brisbane
Eastern end of Stanley Street (State Route 41)
Woolloongabba 0.40.25Australian state route 15.svg Main Street (State Route 15) - north - Kangaroo Point /
Australian state route 15.svg Ipswich Road (State Route 15) - south - Annerley
AUS Alphanumeric Route M3.svg Pacific Motorway - north-west - Brisbane City /
south-east - Greenslopes
No exit from Stanley Street eastbound to Pacific Motorway southbound
Woolloongabba -
South Brisbane boundary
1.10.68Australian state route 10.svg Annerley Road - (State Route 10) - south - Dutton Park Eastern concurrency terminus with State Route 10
South Brisbane 1.50.93Australian state route 10.svg Vulture Street - (State Route 10) - west - West End /
Australian state route 41.svg Vulture Street - (State Route 41) - east - Woolloongabba
Western concurrency terminus with State Route 10.
Western end of Stanley Street.
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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