Brisbane Communications Centre, Bribie Is. Rd, Ningi

Brisbane Radio (VIB) is located at Ningi about one hours drive North of Brisbane, Queensland. Brisbane Radio was the fourth coastal radio station to be established by the Postmaster General's Office, opening on 2 September 1912 in Pinkenba about 13km from Brisbane.

In 1943, a high-powered transmitter was installed so Brisbane Radio could transmit on a high frequency as part of the British and Allied Merchant Shipping Service. From 1943, the station also transmitted the ABC time signals at 0900 and 2200 hours.

A new station was built at Ningi in 1963 and has continued there ever since. In 1995-97 the equipment from Sydney Radio (VIS) was installed at Ningi and the HF Radiotelephone service previously operated from VIS began operating from Ningi until its closure on 28th February 2002.

GMDSS services from VIB ceased on 30th June 2002 along with all the other Australian coast radio stations.

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