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.
Prince of Wales Hotel
At 127 Edward Street , BRISBANE CITY, 4000
Accommodation - Hotel
Constructed in 1855
Walls - Masonry - Painted brick
Architect - Richard Gailey - 1882 and 1887 alterations
Architect - Crawford and Mann - 1889 alterations
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