The Queen Street Mall is a mall on Queen Street in the centre of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Brisbane's predominant retail district, featuring shopping centres, hotels, restaurant and coffee shops, cinemas, clothing, music, jewellery and book stores, newsagencies, and banks. The mall attracts 26 million visitors a year.
The second stage, further extending the Mall from Queen Street and Albert Street to Queen Street and George Street, was opened in time for Brisbane's hosting of World Expo '88.
The Mall prides itself on being the 'one-stop shop' for all retail in Brisbane, with access to numerous eateries, shopping destinations and more, all within a smart grey slate rendered footpath finish, with Australian native tree and flowering shrub enclosures, bench seating on the sides, and flowering vines and art work.
The Mall itself also hosts four 24-hour restaurants and coffee shops, Milano's fine a la carte European dining at the top of the Mall (George Street), Jimmy's on the Mall, for Chinese and Asian food in the centre of the Mall, Cafe East for eastern and western fusion, and the Pig 'n' Whistle for traditional British pub fare, at the bottom of the Mall (Edward Street).
It also features two newsagencies, one at the centre of the Mall 'Rankins', and another at the bottom of the Mall, and an extensive Visitors Information Centre near the Centre of the Mall. An entertainment stage for music, model shows, and other performances features at the near the top of the Mall.
In the development of stage one and stage two of the Mall, significant heritage-listed building facades were preserved, giving the Mall a wonderful restored yesteryear feeling.
Management of the mall is covered by The Local Government (Queen Street Mall) Act, a state government act, which also originally granted the Queensland Police specific powers within the confines of the mall. However, these powers have been repealed with the introduction of the Police Powers and Responsibilities Act.