Victoria Barracks

Victoria Barracks

Victoria Barracks was the administrative headquarters for the Australian Army but to ensure the close coordination of the three services necessary to the war effort, the Barracks also became the administrative headquarters of the Royal Australian Navy and Royal Australian Air Force.

As well, accommodation needed to be found at the Barracks for Ministers and staff travelling to meetings of the War Cabinet and the Advisory War Council in Melbourne.

Located on St Kilda Road in Melbourne, Australia, Victoria Barracks Melbourne is of architectural and historical significance as one of the most impressive 19th century government buildings in Victoria, Australia

The earliest buildings at Victoria Barracks were built by soldiers in the late 1850s, with the original bluestone buildings being constructed between 1856 and 1872. A large extension was made to officers’ quarters in 1917 but with the growth of service personnel and civilian staff at the beginning of the Second World War, space was at a premium.

In 1940, a five story red brick extension - 'N Block' - was erected behind the original 'C Block' to house the administrative headquarters of the Navy and the Air Force.

The War Cabinet room

The most significant room in the Victoria Barracks was the specially fitted out War Cabinet Room at the other end of the corridor from the offices of the War Cabinet Secretariat.


❊ Address ❊


Victoria Barracks  256 - 310 St Kilda Road  Melbourne Victoria 3000
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 Telephone: 1300 333 362


❊ Web Links ❊


Victoria Barracks 

www.john.curtin.edu.au

www.wikipedia.org/Victoria_Barracks,_Melbourne

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