COVID-19 Update

COVID 19 Update

We're Covid Safe

The Parliament of New South Wales is committed to monitoring the current situation relating to COVID-19, and taking real-time actions to ensure the health and safety of all Members, staff and guests.

Precautionary measures have been implemented in accordance with the guidelines and recommendations provided by NSW Health,  the Australian Government Department of Health and the World Health Organisation.

Parliamentary Catering’s pre-existing strict hygiene standards have now been expanded to include the following additional procedures*:

  • COVID-19 Safety Plan in place
  • Social distancing – in line with directives from the Department of Health
  • 1.5 metre social distance where possible
  • No density limit
  • Temperature checks upon arrival
  • No QR Codes check ins
  • Double vaccinated status recommended, but not mandatory
  • Increased regularity of deep cleaning of the venue
  • Provisions for hand sanitizers throughout the venue
  • Anti-bacterial soap available in the bathrooms
  • Mandating that all staff showing signs of illness remain home.

*Subject to change

For medical assistance, please : Call your GP, Visit the emergency department or call HealthDirect on 1800 022 222.

During this challenging time, please support us in remaining vigilant to ensure the health and safety for everyone.

For more information, please call NSW Parliament on (02) 9230 2111, 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

News Update

Koori Kitchen

12 June 2021

NSW Parliamentary Catering inaugural Koori Kitchen Takeover.

The Koori Kitchen Takeover is a partnership with the National Indigenous Culinary Institute and The National Centre of Indigenous Excellence, featuring graduates from hospitality and culinary training programs.

For more information on previous events, Good Food.

Koori Kitchen | NSW Parliament - Functions & Events

Supporting Oz Harvest

1 December 2020.

There has been less to celebrate about this year – but our kitchen preparing over 100,000 meals for the community’s most vulnerable during the pandemic is an achievement worth recognising!

Earlier this year Parliament partnered with OzHarvest to prepare and distribute individually packaged and labelled meals to those in need.

The project has been a meaningful contribution for our workforce whilst the building was closed and continues to provide a valuable connection from our kitchen to the NSW community.

Pictured is our Executive Chef Vanessa Harcourt celebrating her team’s achievement.

Supporting Regional & Rural NSW

4 August 2020.

Parliamentary Catering continues to support local suppliers by increasing its online gift shop range to include a larger selection of locally grown and made gourmet items. These items are from local artists and farmers who have been severely impacted by the events of 2020 including bush fires, floods and the current pandemic.

For more information, please visit

Good Food for a Good Cause

13 April 2020

Parliamentary Catering continues to work closely with existing partners to provide meals for those in need.

During this unprecedented and challenging time, the Parliamentary Catering Services at NSW Parliament launched a community initiative with longstanding partners Oz Harvest to prepare home-style meals for some of the State’s most vulnerable people. The very talented culinary team at NSW Parliament embraced the opportunity to support the community by providing up to 1000 meals a day. These meals are delivered by Oz Harvest to a number of well-deserved charity groups across the state.