MacArthur Central

MacArthur Central

A pinnacle position in the CBD, adjacent to Australia’s busiest pedestrian mall and in the centre of Brisbane’s luxury label precinct

Everyday to Exceptional

MacArthur Central is a modern, three level shopping centre in the heart of the Brisbane CBD, on the corner of Edward and Queen Streets directly adjacent to the Queen Street Mall.

Its mix of modern and heritage architecture gives the Centre a unique dual personality. Thanks to its high-street frontages and an elegant facade, the Centre boasts a luxury brand precinct which features some of the world’s most recognisable brands including Oroton, Tag Heuer, Hardy Brothers, Hugo Boss (coming soon) and more.

MacArthur Central is also home to international tech-giant Apple. The store which occupies the heritage-style MacArthur Chambers is the largest in Queensland and combines a blend MacArthur Chambers' elegant, heritage-style architecture with the sleek, ultra-modern aesthetic the company is famous for.

Internally, MacArthur Central offers one of the city’s most comprehensive mixes of convenience and specialty retail. Anchored by the Brisbane CBD’s only full line Woolworths supermarket, MacArthur Central also plays host to vast two-level tenancies for both Big W and JB Hi-Fi, book-ending a modern buzzing foodcourt with seating for 310 patrons and a wide range of culinary offerings.

While the vast majority of customers visit on foot or utilise conveniently located public transport, MacArthur Central is also home to a secure underground car park providing additional customer convenience.


Catchment Area Demographics  
15-24 15.1%^^
25-44 32.6%^^
45-64 22.6%^^
Centre Information  
Centre MAT Over $175 million
Centre GLA 15,036 m2
Car Parks 95
Year Built 2002
Brisbane CBD Statistics  
Students 45,000*
Residents 10,248^^
Workers 837,500#
^^Brisbane City Council Community Profiles. Resident Profile June 2015.
*Brisbane marketing - Australia's New World City, About Brisbane, 2017.
#The LGA employment figure is a Brisbane City Council estimate of people working in Brisbane, which includes communities living outside of the Brisbane LGA. Brisbane City Council, Brisbane Key Economic Facts, 2017.

The Brisbane Retail Market

Working Age

A massive 70.3% of those in the local government area are of working age.

- Local government area identified in BCC Brisbane Community Profile for Brisbane as at June 2015.

major capital cities

Brisbane is Australia’s third largest city and recently earned a spot in the London Financial Times Magazine's Top Ten Asian Cities.
- London Financial Times Magazine.

Leading national economic growth

Brisbane's $146 billion economy is predicted to expand to $217 billion by 2031.
- Brisbane marketing Australia's New World City, About Brisbane, 2017.

Retail trade to strengthen

Retail trade in Queensland is forecast to strengthen and increase on average by 3.6% per annum over the next five years.
- Deloitte Access Economics, July 2012.

Queen Street Mall visits

There are close to 700,000 people that currently visit the Queen Street Mall on a monthly basis.
- Brisbane City Council Malls Management, Traffic Counters 2017.

High retail sales

The Brisbane CBD attracts circa $1.35 billion in retail sales.
- Foresight Partners, Brisbane CBD Retailing Business Development Strategy, March 2009.

Brisbane Highlights

  • 22.5 million passengers passed through the Brisbane airport which is only 20 minutes from the CBD, in the 2015 / 2016 financial year¹
  • 50+ hotels located in CBD ranging from budget to boutique five-star²
  • Almost 116,000 businesses located in the Business LGA area in 2015³
  • Brisbane is a host to major cultural events & activities
  • CBD attracts circa $1.35 billion in retail sales with the Queen Street precinct
  • Close to 700,000 people visit the Queen Street Mall on a monthly basis⁴
  • 7,394 bus & 536 train services to and from the Brisbane metropolitan area and through Central Station per day²
  • Brisbane is the third most populous city in Australia⁶
  • A population of 2.3 million people and forecast to grow to 3 million by 2031⁷
  • Brisbane’s local government area employs 837,500 people³
  • Brisbane enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine per year⁶
  • $146 billion economy predicted to expand to $217 billion by 2031⁶
  • Home to 3 world-class universities (5) with 20% of the population holding a university degree⁷
  • Brisbane has major infrastructure assets including a world-class international airport, a busy international port, a comprehensive road and rail network, vibrant entertainment and sporting venues and an exceptional range of accommodation options.
  • Typically workers in CBD locations spend between 30% of their annual retail expenditure near their place of work.⁸
  • The socio-demographic profile of the worker trade area population is underpinned by above average income levels which are around 43% higher than the metropolitan Brisbane average, with almost a quarter of workers earning in excess of $104,000 per annum.⁸
SOURCES: ¹Brisbane Airport Australia, Passenger Movement 2015 / 2016. ²Brisbane City Council Brisbane Inner City Investment Prospectus, July 2014. ³Brisbane City Council Key Economic Facts, June 2015 ⁴Brisbane City Council Malls Management,Traffic Counter 2017. ⁵Brisbane City Council Malls Management, Traffic Counter 2008. ⁶Brisbane Marketing Australia’s New World City, About Brisbane, 2017. ⁷Brisbane City Council Community Profiles: Resident Profile, June 2015. ⁸JLL 2017

Centre Location

  • Located directly adjacent to Queen Street Mall, on the corner of Edward & Queen Streets
  • Central Train Station just a 500m walk and bus stops & taxi ranks conveniently located at both entrances of the Centre
  • Less than 2kms to South Bank and the Cultural Precinct (QPAC, QLD Museum, State Library of QLD and GOMA)
  • Parking spaces in close proximity including the Centre’s secure underground car park.

MacArthur Central Brisbane Centre Location

Leasing Enquiries

Requested Size (m²)

MacArthur Central Shopping Centre

255 Queen Street
Brisbane, QLD 4000
P: 07 3007 2300
F: 07 3007 2333
E: info/at/macarthurcentral.com.au

Leasing Enquiries

Colleen Middlemass
P: 07 3007 2300
M: 0411 652 111
E: cmiddlemass/at/precision.com.au

Casual Leasing

MacArthur Central also offers a number of casual leasing sites for short term bookings of one week or more. These prime sites are located on the Lower Ground Floor outside Woolworths, and on the Ground Floor, directly accessible from Queen Street.

For more information on the sites and rates, download our Casual Leasing Opportunities Brochure.

  Casual Leasing Brochure