Home Hill

The home of Australian Prime Minster Joseph Lyons and Dame Enid Lyons.


At Home Hill go behind the scenes of the public lives of Australian Prime Minister Joseph Lyons and his wife Dame Enid Lyons. Joseph Lyons (1879-1939), a school teacher born in Stanley, was Tasmania’s Premier in 1923-28 and Australia’s 10th Prime Minister 1932-39. Dame Enid Lyons (1897-1981) was the first woman elected to Federal Parliament, as a Member of the House of Representatives in 1943. She was also the first woman to serve in federal cabinet as part of the Menzies Government in 1949-1951.

Home Hill was built in 1916 and was extended over the years to house the Lyons’ eleven surviving children. It survives with a large collection of original contents and provides an unexpected insight into Australian political and family life during the mid-20th century.

Garden: Home Hill was the centrepiece of a 4.5 hectare property, containing 2 hectares of apple orchard. Entered via the original drive, the now 2 hectare property retains the core of Dame Enid Lyons’ original garden, including roses and garden ‘rooms’ defined by hedges.

Plan your Visit

Home Hill


77 Middle Rd, Devonport 7310 TAS
(less than 10 minutes’ drive from the ‘Spirit’ ferry terminal).


Guided tours:
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday - 10am, 11am, 1pm & 2pm,
Saturday - 12.30pm & 2pm.
Bookings preferred (see link below). 


Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day & Good Friday.
Closed July & August.

(03) 6424 8055
Entry Fees:

Adult $15 | Concession $12 I Child aged 7-16 yrs $5 | National Trust Members & children 6 yrs and under FREE

What we offer:

Nearby attractions: City of Devonport Art Gallery, Bass Strait Maritime Centre, Julie Burgess historic sailing vessel, Don River Railway, Latrobe and Spreyton (historic towns).

" A beautiful story wonderfully presented."

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Tours & Experiences

Explore the house and gardens with an informative guided tour.

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School Tours

This guided tour helps students learn about changes in family life, politics and world events and the roles that Joseph and Enid played in them.

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Private Functions

Home Hill is also available for a variety of private and corporate events.
From tailored tours to group afternoon teas, our dedicated team will ensure that everything is thought of.
Enquiries to: home.hill@nationaltrusttas.org.au


Home Hill is available for elegant and memorable weddings.
"As a wedding Celebrant I highly recommend Home Hill for your wedding ceremony. There are many different locations you can choose to set up in its beautifully set out and well kept gardens.."
Enquiries to: home.hill@nationaltrusttas.org.au

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