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Victory Hotel


This landmark hotel, originally known as the ‘Prince of Wales’ and later renamed ‘Victory’, was constructed in 1855. By 1859, it was one of 13 hotels in Brisbane and is now the oldest surviving hotel in Brisbane’s CBD. The hotel has undergone a number of alterations since the 1880s, including the removal of its verandahs, but nonetheless retains the principal characteristics of a nineteenth century hotel, including its prominent corner position.


  • a) It is important in demonstrating the evolution or pattern of the City's or local area's history

    as one of a number of hotels constructed during Brisbane’s settlement era that provided accommodation and hospitality to travelers, newcomers and local residents, playing an important role in the City’s development.

  • d) It is important in demonstrating the principal characteristics of a particular class or classes of cultural places

    as a mid-nineteenth century, two-storey corner hotel.

  • b) It demonstrates rare, uncommon or endangered aspects of the City's or local area's cultural heritage

    as the oldest surviving hotel in Brisbane’s CBD.

Place details
Prince of Wales Hotel
At 127 Edward Street , BRISBANE CITY, 4000
Categories: Accommodation - Hotel
Event(s): Constructed in 1855
Period(s): Settlement (1842-1879)
Fabric component(s): Walls - Masonry - Painted brick
People involved: Architect - Richard Gailey - 1882 and 1887 alterations
Architect - Crawford and Mann - 1889 alterations
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Victory Hotel

(Last updated - 14 Mar 2016)

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NOTE: The purpose of this report is to provide a general reference source of information about the main historical and descriptive features that contribute to the cultural significance of the heritage place. It is based on available evidence and may be re-assessed if further information becomes available. It is NOT an official report and does not in any way replace the official Heritage Register entry, which can be viewed in the City Plan. A qualified practitioner should undertake a thorough conservation study of the heritage place before any action is taken which may affect its significance as a heritage listed place. For further information please phone Council on 3403 8888.

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