Old Government House

Situated on the traditional lands of the Burramatta Darug, World Heritage listed Old Government House is the oldest surviving public building in Australia.

Built by convicts, it became the decision-making centre of the colony and served as the ‘country residence’ for the first ten Governors of Australia.

Today, this elegant Georgian house stands in 200 acres of parkland, overlooking the Parramatta River. It is home to the National Trust’s premier colonial furniture collection, early textiles and significant homewares from the time of the Governors.

 

Australian Convict Sites

There are 11 places that make up the Australian Convict Sites World Heritage series. They all tell a story of exile from one side of the world to the other and how a new nation was formed from hardship, inequality and adversity. Old Government House is one of those 11 sites – find out more about the others at Australian Convict Sites.

 

Old Government House sits within Parramatta Park. The Park was established in 1858 on the site of the former Parramatta Government Domain. The current parklands are 85 hectares in size, straddling the Parramatta River on the western edge of the Parramatta central business district.

Throughout the year events are held in the Park which will mean some, or all, of the Park is car-free. Please see Parramatta Park What’s On for more information.

Old Government House

Address:

Parramatta Park, Pitt Street Entrance
Parramatta 2150 NSW

Open:

Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 4pm
Last entry 3.30pm

Closed:

Mondays
16 December 2019 - 26 December 2019
New Years Day
Good Friday

There will be no car access to Parramatta Park due to scheduled events:
• 14 December 2019
• 31 December 2019
• 11 January 2020
• 18 January 2020
• 26 January 2020

Phone:
(02) 9635 8149
Email:
[email protected]
Entry Fees:

National Trust Members – FREE
Adult - $15
Concession/child - $10
Family - $35
Children under 5 years - FREE

Entry to Old Government House AND Experiment Farm Cottage (valid for one month)
National Trust Members - FREE
Adult - $21
Concession/child - $15
Family - $51
Children under 5 years - FREE

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