Experience the living history of New South Wales Parliament, Australia’s oldest parliament.


Dining at New South Wales Parliament

Strangers’ Restaurant, NSW Parliament

Strangers’ Restaurant

The elegant Strangers’ Restaurant overlooks the beautiful Domain and provides a rare opportunity to experience fine dining at Parliament. The restaurant is open on Monday to Friday from 12 pm to 3 pm on days when the Parliament is not sitting. Find out more about the Strangers’ Restaurant, check the sitting day calendar or make a reservation. Bookings for the restaurant are essential.

High Tea

A delicious high tea is held every Friday at NSW Parliament between 12 pm to 3pm. Click here to view the availability or to make a reservation. Bookings for high tea are essential.

Public Café and Gift Shop

Enjoy a coffee or lunch at the Parliament’s Public Café as part of your visit. You can also take home a souvenir of your experience from the Parliament’s Gift Shop. The Public Café and Gift Shop are open on Monday to Friday from 9.30 am to 4 pm. Purchases can also be made online via the Online Gift Shop.

Functions & Events

This historic venue is full of hidden surprises, from beautiful garden views of the Domain, to heritage rooms dating back to 1816 and contemporary event spaces that can host private dining luncheons for 30 or cocktail events for up to 800 people. Learn more about holding functions and events at Parliament.

Exploring New South Wales Parliament

NSW Parliament Meeting Room Sydney

Jubilee Room, NSW Parliament

Free tours

Take a walk through time, explore the Parliament and witness where history is made. Free tours depart every Mondays and Fridays, and are subject to availability and size limitations. To book, please contact the Legislative Assembly on 02 9230 3444 or find out more about free tours of NSW Parliament.

Art exhibitions

Explore the magnificent art collection located within the Parliament’s Fountain Court, open Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm.

Post Office

A post office is located within Parliament and is open from Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm.

Visiting NSW Parliament

The entrance to NSW Parliament is via the security gates at 6 Macquarie Street, Sydney CBD. All guest must go through the security screening on arrival. The nearest train stations are Martin Place and St James. The closest car parking places can be found at the following locations:

For information on disability access​ at NSW Parliament, please visit the Parliament of NSW website

About NSW Parliament

Parliament House of New South Wales is one of the state’s most important historic buildings. It represents both heritage and cultural significance as it continues to serve as the home of NSW state’s legislature.

The Parliament of New South Wales is the law-making body for the State of New South Wales, directly elected by the people to make state laws, control state finances, and discuss matters of importance to the people of New South Wales. It consists of two democratically elected Houses the Legislative Assembly and the Legislative Council.

Parliamentary elections determine the State Government which is formed by the party with majority support in the Lower House.

The State Premier and Ministers (the Cabinet) develop policy and carry out the laws through government departments.

How Parliament works

To learn how our modern Parliament works, please visit the Parliament of NSW website