Reliable virtual receptionists for Brisbane businesses

Have calls answered seamlessly by friendly and professional virtual receptionists. Welcome to OfficeHQ, the most trusted answering service for Brisbane businesses.

We help your business thrive, by connecting you with customers … anytime, anywhere, anyhow

24/7 live call answering

We operate all day, every day, so we can answer your calls around the clock if you turn on after-hours live answering.

Local receptionists

Calls are answered by professionals in Queensland, with overflow support to ensure a fast speed of answer.

Fast speed of answer

Even at high volumes, your calls are answered in an average of 10 seconds or less, which is industry-leading.

Customised greetings

Custom call greetings and scripted responses to customer questions ensure a seamless caller experience.

No lock-in contract

Month-to-month subscriptions and no cancellation fees mean flexibility to scale up (or down) as needs change.

7-day free trial

Instantly activate and set up your call answering service to have us start taking care of your customer calls.

Australia’s leading answering service company

We answer business telephone calls for thousands of clients in Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Townsville, Cairns, Toowoomba, elsewhere in Queensland and throughout Australia.

Our clients include sole traders and home-based businesses, other small businesses across various industries, large corporations, and government departments. We offer packages to cater for different needs and budgets, including PAYG and pay-per-call plans.

What our Brisbane customers say

Sydney | Melbourne | Brisbane | Sunshine Coast | Adelaide | Perth

Sydney | Melbourne | Brisbane
Sunshine Coast | Adelaide | Perth

OfficeHQ is fantastic, they’ve been doing a great service with answering all of our calls.
Dylan Grills 19 days ago
We have been with OfficeHQ for a number of years now and couldn’t be happier with the service we receive.
Natasha Thorondor 2 months ago
I used OfficeHQ’s virtual message service whilst I was away overseas in July 2023. OfficeHQ provided a fantastic, efficient, excellent service. Set up was fast and easy.
Rick Brell 11 months ago
OfficeHQ have made a massively positive difference to our business … I highly recommend them should you need a part-time reception resource.
Cameron Macdonald 1 year ago
Easy to set up and use … great for a health professional starting out on their own who needs phones answered and appointments booked online.
Michael Eickenloff 1 year ago

Trusted by thousands of Queensland businesses across different industries

Trusted by Queensland
businesses of all sizes

How our call answering service works

Your free guide to call answering

New to the concept? Get our explainer guide to discover what it entails, how it works and why it’s good for business

Your free guide to call answering

New to the concept? Get our explainer guide to discover what it entails, how it works and why it’s good for business

Your free guide to call answering

New to the concept? Get our explainer guide to discover what it entails, how it works and why it’s good for business

We do far more than just take messages

Our answering services can include taking payments, inputting data into your CRM or raising support tickets in customer service software. Even scheduling appointments using your preferred online calendar or practice management software. On a MyAssistant or MyDiary plan, your tools are our tools!

Answering service FAQs

Many callers hang up when their call goes to voicemail, so you can miss out on vital conversations or leads.  Ensuring your calls are answered by a live person, increases customer satisfaction, builds loyalty and improves your opportunity to create a rapport and obtain caller details. Live call answering also allows you to screen calls, as you can advise your receptionist to transfer or take messages for only those call types you wish to receive.  Once answered, you can see each message as it’s taken and prioritise who you will call back first. Live call answering increases revenue through better customer connections, reduces costs as you’re not paying for a full time receptionist and helps you to be more efficient with your time.

Yes! OfficeHQ is a privately-owned Australian company. Our head office is on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, with about 90% of our entire Australian team – including our virtual receptionists – based in that region.

Our telecommunications network extends to 66 telephone exchanges, giving us the largest range of local numbers of any Australian virtual reception services provider.

Yes, our receptionist can answer calls you’d usually miss.  You may be on another call or simply unable to answer because you’re busy at the time. Our receptionists will take a detailed message and send to you instantly by email or SMS. Many clients who subscribe to our service are surprised when they learn how many calls they’d been missing prior to having their calls answered by OfficeHQ.

Yes. This is referred to as “call overflow”.

A lot of companies require their phone calls to be answered only when they are unable to take the call themselves. For example, if you step out of the office for an hour or your in-house receptionist goes to lunch, is on leave or is busy on another call and you have multiple calls coming in at the one time.

You can set your business phone number to divert (to the unique local phone number we allocate your business during the Free Trial setup process) only when the phone rings for more than a specified period (such as after 5 rings) or if your line is busy/engaged.

In such instances our receptionists will then answer the phone as if we were in your office. You’re always in control and can relax knowing you will never miss another important call again! 

Transferring calls to OfficeHQ is easy. To have our team of virtual receptionists answer your calls, simply:

  1. Decide whether you wish to forward calls immediately to OfficeHQ (the best solution for most businesses) or have calls forwarded after a delay.
  2. Identify the call forwarding codes for your telecommunications provider. Most providers publish these codes on their websites.
  3. Use the codes to enable your calls to be forwarded to the unique phone number that we’ve allocated to you.

For more information, check out our article Forwarding Your Business Phone to OfficeHQ’s Reception Team, which outlines:

Yes.  Our receptionists are available 24/7 and you can opt-in to receive after hours live call answering on any OfficeHQ subscription.  Without after hours call answering turned on, our receptionists will answer your calls between 8:00am and 6:00pm on weekdays.  If you need after hours call answering, please let us know when you sign up or contact us.

Yes – if you’re on a MyAssistant or MyDiary plan.  For MessageExpress and MyReceptionist plans, calls are always answered by our team in Australia whenever possible – and that’s the case for the majority of calls – with overflow support available from our teams in the UK and the US during unforeseen peaks in call volumes.  This enables us to ensure your calls are always answered as fast as possible, reducing the risk of call abandonment. We know Average Speed of Answer (ASA) is very important to our clients and one of our key differentiators is that we’re able to answer calls in under 10 seconds, on average.

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Need a virtual address in Brisbane or elsewhere?

Whether you’re wanting to keep your residential address private, make your business appear larger or provide increased confidence to interstate prospects, OfficeHQ can provide prestigious CBD office addresses across Australia.

Register a virtual office address in Brisbane, other state capitals or regional Australia for as little as $2 a day.

Other available bundle options

Phone numbers

Set up additional local numbers for different states or 1300/1800 numbers.

Custom-built IVR

Have calls handled differently based on which menu option the caller selects.


Don’t need live answering 24/7? Have after-hours voicemail sent to your inbox.

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OfficeHQ Brisbane

Address: Level 19, 1 Eagle Street, Brisbane QLD 4000, Australia
1300 267 937

OfficeHQ Brisbane

Address: Level 19, 1 Eagle Street, Brisbane QLD 4000, Australia
1300 267 937

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