Parkes Room

Unavailable to book until June 2024.

Parkes Room

This heritage boardroom, located opposite the Jubilee Room, forms part of the original building, built in 1816. The room features priceless art and historic artefacts from the Parliaments’ rare antique collection. Ideal for small meetings or as breakout space for the Jubilee Room.


  • Business hours | $100 an hour
  • After hours | $700 an hour
  • Business hours: Monday to Friday, 8am to 5:30pm
  • 15% surcharge on total spend for Saturday.
  • 20% surcharge on total spend for Sunday.
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Sir Henry Parkes

This room is named after Sir Henry Parkes (1815-1896), who is commonly referred to as the ‘Father of the Federation’ for his role in advocating for a Federal Council of the colonies of Australia. Arriving in New South Wales in 1839 as a 24-year old penniless migrant, he rose to become Premier of New South Wales for a record of five times.

From 1829-1850 this room was used to house the Clerk of the Executive Council. In 2001, as part of the Parliament’s commemoration of the Centenary of Australian Federation, the room was renamed the Sir Henry Parkes Room.

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