Experience the living history of New South Wales Parliament, Australia’s oldest parliament.
Dining at New South Wales Parliament
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.
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
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.
Explore the magnificent art collection located within the Parliament’s Fountain Court, open Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm.
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:
- Secure Parking 131 Macquarie Street, Sydney Ph. 02 89124900
- Metro Parking 8 Hospital Road, Sydney Ph. 02 92231166
- Domain Parking Entry via St Mary’s Road, Sydney Ph. 02 92326165
For information on accessibility access at NSW Parliament, please click here.
The People’s House
Behind the scenes
This short video takes a look behind the scenes at the inner workings of today’s modern Parliament. Meet the people who ensure that Parliament House is able to function and serve the people of New South Wales.
About Parliament House
The story of representation, renovation and rum
Learn about the history of this iconic heritage building from its early beginnings as Australians’ first Hospital to the modern work place of today. This short video looks at the challenges that were faced to redevelop Parliament House over the years to accommodate the demands for today’s working Parliament.