Plan a group visit to this UNESCO World Heritage listed site in Parramatta.

Located on the lands of the Burramattagal people, Old Government House offers a memorable day out for groups seeking a special day of history and exploration.

Old Government House is the oldest surviving public building in Australia and was built by convicts. It became the decision-making centre of the colony and served as the grand ‘country residence’ for the Governors of Australia. It is also home to the National Trust’s premier colonial furniture collection, early textiles and significant homewares from the time of the Governors.

Each year there is a different exhibition upstairs with topics ranging from the Parramatta River, convict artisans, scientific discoveries, and colonial links to textiles.

Old Government House offers groups of 20 people or more a number of different options to suit your itinerary and budget.

Group visit options

Self discovery

Introduction and self-guided tour | $12 per person | Allow 45 minutes.

Experienced guides will introduce you to the house and then you can wander at will discovering the Georgian elegance of the formal entertaining rooms, the simplicity of the Governor's private rooms, and the working heart of the house in the servants quarters. Also spend time upstairs at our annual exhibition.

House tour

Guided House tour | $12 per person | Allow 60 minutes.

Find out more from our expert guides as they lead you around the house set in Governor Macquarie’s time then allow time upstairs for a self-guided visit of the exhibition.

House and exhibition tour

Guided House and Exhibition tour | $15 per person | Allow 90 minutes.

A fully guided tour of both the house and exhibition to discover the many layers of history at Old Government House.

The full experience

Guided House and Experiment Farm Cottage tour, plus self-guided Exhibition visit | $20 per person | Allow 3–4 hours including transfer time.

Why not also take a guided tour of our sister property Experiment Farm Cottage and make a day of it? Just 10 minutes’ drive from Old Government House you will hear the tales of James Ruse, recipient of the first land grant. Transport not included.

Catering Options

Self-catering: Bring your own lunch and relax on the Barracks verandah with tables and chairs for up to 40 people.

Other local options: Ask us about local venues for groups.


Other things to see

Plan your visit to include more than one National Trust property, including the delightful Experiment Farm Cottage.


How to book a group visit

For more information and full terms and conditions, see our Old Government House Group Visits brochure.

To organise a group visit to Old Government House, please download and complete the Group Visits booking form.

If you’d like to discuss your group visit, please call us on (02) 9635 8149 or email

Plan your Visit

Old Government House group visits


Parramatta Park, Pitt Street Entrance, Parramatta NSW 2150


Thursday and Friday 10am - 4pm, last entry 3:30pm
Saturday and Sunday 11am - 4pm, last entry 3:30pm


Good Friday, Anzac Day, King’s Birthday, Labour Day, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day.

(02) 9635 8149
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