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

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 up to 800 people. Learn more about holding functions and events at 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.

High Tea

A delicious high tea is held every Friday in the Strangers’ Restaurant between 12 pm to 3pm. Booking 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.

Free tours

Take a walk through time, explore the Parliament and witness where history is made. Free tours depart at 1.30 pm on 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. 

How Parliament works

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