Operable Walls Brisbane

Break Up Large, Open Spaces in Moments

A popular partitioning solution for teachers, nurses, office staff, and local councils, our operable walls have been installed in commercial and industrial buildings throughout Queensland, from Brisbane’s CBD to the Sunshine Coast.

How to choose between our range of Operable Walls

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Wall Mounted Operable Wall

  • Can be installed from 3 days of purchase
  • No Landlord or Building Permits Required
  • Up to 3.7m high and 5.19m long
  • Affordable separation from $276/m²
  • 5cm HVAC and Sprinkler Friendly gaps at top and bottom of the partition
  • Available in folding or sliding configurations.
  • Acoustic fabric finish available in 7 colours.

Track Mounted Operable Wall

  • Soundproof floor to ceiling partition wall
  • Landlord and Building Permits Required
  • Up to 7.5m high, unlimited length
  • Superior separation from $990/m²
  • Sound insulation Coefficient up to 44db
  • Retractable top and bottom acoustic seals
  • Centre, Side or Remote Stacking options
  • Multiple finish options per architecture req.

Selecting the Right Wall Mounted Operable Partition Walls

Helping to transform large spaces, our operable partition walls are cost-effective, quick to install, and easy to use, no matter your needs or industry.

Folding Operable Walls

Folding Operable Walls

  • Wall mounted folding design
  • Up to 3.7m high and 5.9m long
  • Configurable in any shape or straight line
  • Pinnable fabric is designed to dampen sound

$2,530 – $6,080

Sliding Operable Walls

  • Wall mounted telescoping design
  • Up to 3.7m high and 4.6m long
  • Configurable in any shape or straight line
  • Pinnable fabric is designed to dampen sound

$2,530 – $6,080

Need help deciding which operable partition walls are right for your Queensland-based business? Speak to a specialist today. 

Folding Operable Walls Brisbane

Maximum height of 3.75m and maximum length of 5.6m.

Featuring rotating hinges that allow for a range of configurations, our folding operable walls are our most flexible and versatile mounted partitions.

With independently moving panels that can be conveniently rolled into a range of different shapes and then neatly folded up against the wall when not in use, folding operable walls are a fabulous option for maximising your space without ever committing to a single layout. This ‘future-proof’ design can also help save you money in the long-term on additional partitioning solutions.

Sliding Operable Walls Brisbane

Maximum height of 3.75m and maximum length of 4.6m.

With a clever telescoping design that glides out when needed, our sliding operable walls only open in a straight line, making them perfect for use in a space that simply needs to be divided in two. Featuring the same pivoting mechanism at the point of wall attachment as our folding operable walls, the entire partition can be angled for a little more flexibility in deciding which way the partition opens.

Due to the slight overlap of the panels, our sliding operable walls aren’t quite as long as the folding variant. 

Operable Wall Specifications for Brisbane Businesses


Panel Edges
Wall MountedTrack Mounted
Panel Thickness50mm65 – 100mm
Panel Width1200mm800 – 1200mm
Panel Height2560 – 3730mm2000 – 7500mm
Panel weight / STC36 – 39db
65mm thickness
22 – 38 kg/m

40 – 44db
80mm thickness
28 – 44 kg/m
Panel EdgesClear anodised aluminium framesClear or powder coated anodised aluminium frame
Surface FinishesPushpin accepting acoustic fabric finish in cloud grey, charcoal, navy blue, beige, balck, red and greenAcoustic fabric, acoustic panel, melamine faced MDF or Plywood, wood veneer, high pressure laminate, formica, white board, etc.

Installation Requirements

Wall MountedTrack Mounted
Ceiling trackNoYes
Floor trackNoNo
Track fixingNo track neededTimber, concrete or steel
Ceiling surfaceDoesn’t Apply. Wall Mounted operable walls have a 5cm gap between the top of the partition and the ceiling.±5mm
Floor surface and levelsFlat, even and made of only one material, not where different floor materials join like carpet joining a hard surface. For example, carpet only is ok.±5mm
Mounting WallWall doesn’t need to be structural as the connection is not weight bearing. It only needs to stop lateral movement.Doesn’t apply.
Installation providedDIYInstallation supplied

Acoustic Performance

Wall MountedTrack Mounted
STC PerformanceNot measuredRw 36 – 44db
Finish NRC0.50.4 – 0.75
Acoustic SealsNoneRetractable top & bottom seals
Top Seal (mm)/Pressure (kg)None22.5mm / 35kg
Bottom Seal (mm)/Pressure (kg)None22.5mm / 35kg

Stacking & Closure System

Wall MountedTrack Mounted
Stacking systemFolding or telescoping MechanismCentre, side or remote stacking
Closure systemExpanding panel with rubber bulb seals
DoorsEmbedded door availableEmbedded or full height door available

Budget and timeline estimation

Wall MountedTrack Mounted
Budget estimationFrom $276/m²From $990/m²
Time to installation3 – 15 days from date of order6 – 8 weeks from date of order
Warranty3 year product warranty on defects in materials and workmanship from the date of delivery1 year product warranty on defects in materials and workmanship from the date of delivery
MaintenanceAvailable on requestAvailable on request
CustomisationsMaterial and design customisations available.Full customisation available

How Brisbane-Based Businesses Benefit from Operable Walls

Flexible Environments

Transform Your Space in Moments

Whether you run a law firm in Ipswich, or are heading up a busy office in Brisbane City, our operable wall systems can be installed in less than an hour to maximise your space and improve acoustics.

Lightweight and set on smooth-rolling wheels, almost anyone can slide the operable wall panels into position without the need for heavy lifting. If you select our folding operable wall system, you can configure your panels to virtually any shape to suit your space and requirements.

Improve Acoustics

No matter the industry, a loud and echoing room can be a difficult environment to work in. Extra tall and covered in pinnable, sound-dampening fabric, our operable partition walls offer outstanding acoustic performance as they absorb sound, reducing echoes and overall noise within the space.

Our fabric operable wall panels make a particularly good option for Queensland businesses with large spaces that are prone to reverberation. 

HVAC Friendly Product

No Tracks. No Costly Installations. No Worries!

Both fixed walls and roof-mounted partitions come at an extremely high price point and can take weeks, if not months to install.

Our wall-mounted operable walls, on the other hand, are set on smooth-rolling castors and simply need to be attached to the wall at one end, with no need for roof or floor tracks, no structural beams, no permits, and no builders. This makes them a quick, easy, and cost-effective solution for Queensland-based businesses on a budget. In fact, you can install your operable walls yourself in as little as an hour.

Operable partition walls are a fantastic option for rented spaces in Brisbane as they require no structural alterations and can easily be disconnected from the wall when it’s time to move.

HVAC-Safe Partitions

Featuring a 5cm gap at the top and bottom, operable partition walls offer outstanding coverage without affecting HVAC flow through your space. This means you can enjoy the benefits of an operable wall system that allows air, heating, and cooling to flow freely, without requiring council or building permits prior to installation.

Best bang for your buck
Loved by Staff & Facility Managers alike

Loved by Staff and Facility Managers Throughout Queensland

Our customers come from every industry and locality in Queensland, and many of them use our operable wall systems on a daily basis. From Brisbane’s government sector through to education and hospitality, operable wall panels are being used to set up dedicated work spaces, private offices, temporary meeting rooms, and even exhibition areas in preparation for public events.

Compared to the rigid, slow, and cumbersome design of rail-mounted partitions, operable walls are lightweight, highly portable, and easy to store when not in use, making them one of the most cost-effective, user-friendly, and versatile solutions on the Brisbane market today.

Unbeatable Versatility

Throughout Queensland and even in Brisbane’s bustling CBD, our sliding and folding operable wall systems are serving a variety of purposes.

  • Improve acoustics and control sound and echoing in large spaces
  • Divide up classrooms for schools and universities
  • Set up temporary meeting and conference rooms in Brisbane offices
  • Create private dining areas and function rooms in restaurants and pubs
  • Customise large gyms and halls for public events and conventions
  • Organise space in retail and industrial warehouses
Multiple Applications


Panel Edges

Clear anodised aluminium frames.

Surface Finishes

Pinnable fabric with finish options in black, charcoal, cloud grey, navy blue, yellow, red, beige or any combination.

Panel Width

1.2m panels

Panel Thickness

50mm acoustic panel

Installation Requirements


Operable walls can be rolled out across a range of different surfaces, including hardwood floors, tiles, and carpet. Please note that the partitions must be used on a single material at a time, as transitioning from carpet to hard surfaces can impact stability and cause damage to the sliding or folding mechanism over time.

Please ensure that the rolling surface is flat, even, and only made from one material.

Wall Mounting

Due to their height, operable wall panels must be mounted to the wall at one end to prevent lateral movement. No weight-bearing is required, so there’s no need to make permanent or structural alterations to your building.

Acoustic Performance

Panel Sound Rating

Our operable wall panels have an NRC value of approximately 0.5. This value indicates how much sound the acoustic panels will absorb when sound waves hit it, though it does not indicate the perceived noise reduction, as this will vary on a case-by-case basis.

Acoustic Seals

These partitions possess no acoustic seals. 

Closure Systems

Option of sliding operable walls (telescoping) or folding operable walls (accordion).

Budget & Value Estimation

Prices start at $680 (inc. GST) per metre + shipping.


3 year product warranty on material and workmanship defects from the date of delivery


With 7 colour finishes available, you can customise your operable walls with any combination of these colours.

If you wish to further customise your operable wall panels with polycarbonate windows, a door, or if you’re looking for longer or taller partitions, please get in touch with our friendly customer service team.

Operable Walls for Brisbane Manufactured in Australia

Popular throughout industries and localities in Queensland, our range of Office Partitions Brisbane are built to order in our Australian-based factory and dispatched on the next business day.

Aussie Quality

Made in Australia

Manufactured and shipped
directly from our Sydney factory

Fast & Reliable

Next Day Dispatch

Nobody beats us on time to dispatch,
quality construction or price

3 Year Warranty

3 Year Warranty

Up to 3 year warranty on materials
and workmanship defects

As trusted providers of partitioning solutions in Brisbane, we are dedicated to offering you the cost-effective, convenient, and highly flexible operable walls you need to transform your Queensland-based space.

Brisbane Shipping and Services

From Brisbane’s CBD to regional Queensland, including the Redlands, Gold Coast, Ipswich, Logan City, and the Moreton Bay Region, we aim to deliver your operable walls as quickly and conveniently as possible. 

When you purchase your operable wall panels from Portable Partitions Australia, you can expect next-day dispatch to all Queensland regions, and 3-4 day delivery for Brisbane metro areas. For ease of handling and to save on shipping costs and delivery times, your operable wall system will be delivered in a semi-assembled state, and can be put together in as little as an hour.

Need Help Selecting Your Operable Walls?

Our customer service team is just a phone call or email away, and we’re always happy to help. Simply give us a call or fill out the form below and we’ll be there to offer our recommendations or answer any questions you might have.

Why Purchase From Portable Partitions Australia?

A lightweight, easy-to-use, and cost-effective partitioning solution that doesn’t compromise on quality, our partitions are some of the most flexible and convenient products on the market.

With no need for costly or time-consuming installation processes, our products can be used in virtually any space, and then stored discreetly against the wall when no longer needed. 

Our highly flexible operable walls give you the freedom to customise your Queensland-based space with ease without ever having to commit to a single layout or fork out for expensive and permanent alterations. This high level of versatility makes them an excellent solution for temporary or rented spaces.

What We Offer Our Queensland Operable Wall Customers

As an Australian-based business ourselves, we understand what Aussie businesses are looking for in a partitioning solution. All our Brisbane customers can enjoy fast delivery, expert knowledge from local partitioning professionals, a generous warranty on all our products, and a reliable and responsive service, no matter what you need. Your partitions will be built to order in our Aussie factory with next-day dispatch to anywhere in Queensland.

You can also enjoy the confidence of knowing that any questions or issues that may arise will be dealt with promptly by our friendly customer service team.

Complete Acoustic Solutions for Brisbane & QLD

While operable walls offer huge acoustic benefits for the new space they create, they can’t fully address the acoustic challenges created within that specific room. When acoustic performance is the top priority, we recommend all our Brisbane and QLD customers to complement their install with Acoustic Panels Brisbane to help absorb sound, reduce echo and reverberation within their new space.