Strangers’ Room

  • Tuesday 5 November 2024
  • 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Doors open at 12:30 pm
  • 1st course served at 1 pm
  • Last drinks at 3:30 pm
  • Concludes 4 pm

Ticket Price

  • Individual: $190 per person 
  • Groups over 10: $170 per person

The Menu will be released by early October 2024

Gather your frocks, friends and fascinators to celebrate the race that stops the nation.

Located within the historic NSW Parliament House, the Strangers’ Room, overlooking the beautiful Domain Gardens provides the perfect backdrop to watch the iconic race.

Enjoy a delicious Melbourne Cup inspired degustation designed by the talented culinary team at Parliament House.

Bookings are essential

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All tickets must be pre-purchased online via the Parliamentary Catering website. Full payment is required at the time of booking, all major credit cards are accepted.

An email copy with a digital receipt will be sent once payment is received. One order per a booking. An email copy can be presented on the day, a printed copy is not required. Limited availability, sells out every year.


If the tickets are cancelled, a small fee may apply to process the refund. Tickets are non-refundable within 5 days of the event. Payment is managed by a third-party called Stripe Payments.


Dietaries can be accommodate on a request, please provide a list of your dietaries closer to the date.


The maximum table seating is a large round table that can seat 10 people. Large groups will be placed together across multiple tables as required.

Cash Sweeps & Door Prizes

Optional cash sweeps will be available on the day. Denomination: $5, $10, $20, $50.

There is no TAB onsite, however there is free wi-fi throughout the building.

Door Prizes and best dressed will be announced at the conclusion of the event.

Responsible Service of Alcohol

NSW Parliament is committed to the responsible service of alcohol (RSA)

Instructions for purchasing tickets online

  • Click – Book Now
  • Select the Party size (number of people)
  • Select the date (Tuesday 5 November 2024)
  • Click – Next
  • Click – Select
  • Enter your contact details
  • Click – Next
  • Tick box – ‘I have read and accept the Booking Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy’
  • Click – Complete Booking
  • Enter your credit card details
  • Click – Next
    • Your order is complete
    • An email with your confirmation will be sent shortly
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