Brisbane locksmiths that are
100% Australian owned

The people behind John Barnes are a dedicated team of Brisbane locksmiths who contribute to the company’s position as an industry leader.

At John Barnes, we are a commercial locksmith and a trusted provider of security solutions to the Australian Government. Fulfilling the needs of multiple market segments, our company is also the preferred supplier for architectural door hardware, high restricted keying systems, electronic access control products and much more.

Of course, we stay true to our roots in consistently catering to our private residential customer base. We recognise it is the wealth of knowledge, skill and trustworthiness of our team members that have helped transform John Barnes into the high-level organisation that it is today.

Learn About Our History

Lock-Tight Security Service Since ‘66

We are a proudly family owned and operated Australian company which has provided high quality solutions since 1966. From a humble key cutting store, to one of the leaders in locksmithing services and security products , we continue to look to the future in diversifying and expanding our operations to meet our valued customers’ needs.

Based in Salisbury, Queensland, the business comprises a showroom, workshop, special keying division, mobile service division, estimating and quotation service, architectural hardware department, a warehouse and administration facilities.

  • Quality Service & Products

    Quality Service
    & Products

    Our company has built a reputation for quality service, products and advice. This has been made possible through our stringent quality controls and continuous training within the organisation.

  • Wide Range Of Products

    Wide Range
    of Products

    With access to a wide range of products from trusted suppliers, John Barnes is your one-stop shop for all your locksmithing and security needs.

  • Prompt And Professional Services

    Friendly & Knowledgeable

    Our experienced sales personnel and licenced service technicians take pride in providing effective and timely services, as well as offering expert advice. We can assist you in selecting the best security hardware for all your requirements.

Why John Barnes Locksmith?

One of your top questions may well be “How do I find a good locksmith”. A quality locksmith should do a lot more than cut keys.


In order that you, your family, and your business are fully protected, it is critical that you source a professional and comprehensive service provider who is also able to design security solutions to meet your specific circumstances. With John Barnes, you know you will receive this standard of quality, with extra benefits included.

John Barnes provides qualified, licenced technicians who will not only give you the right guidance in how to protect your valuables but also will provide assistance should you find yourself in a security dilemma. This can involve issues such as:

  • Broken or lost keys
  • Damaged door locks
  • Finding yourself locked out

Due to our experience in delivering large government projects (as well as other extensive commercial contracts), we are able to provide a service across all scopes of locksmithing and security needs. This includes the following:

  • Key cutting
  • Onsite lock repairs and installations
  • Safes
  • Electronic access controls
  • Window locks installation
  • High security keying systems
  • Doors and door hardware
  • Sanitary fixtures

Meet the Team