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. Please note that access to the house is currently by guided tour only.




Old Government House sits within Parramatta Park. Throughout the year events are held in the Park which will mean some, or all, of the Park is car-free.

Please see the current upcoming car-free dates:

  • 8 December from 6.00am to 6.00pm for the Good Things Festival
  • 15 December from 6.00am to 10.00pm for Christmas Carols
  • 31 December from 8.00am to 8.00am for New Year’s Eve
  • 12 January from 6.00am to 6.00am for FOMO Festival
  • 19 January from 6.00pm to 10.00pm for Sydney Symphony Under the Stars
  • 26 January from 6.00am to 9.00pm for Australia Day
  • 9 February from 6:00am to 11:00pm for Tropfest
  • 24 February from 11:00am to 11:00pm for Ultra Australia
  • 9 March from 12:00am to 11:00 pm for the Download Festival

Old Government House


Parramatta Park, Pitt Street Entrance
Parramatta 2150 NSW


Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 4pm
(Closed Mondays)
Last Tour 3.30pm


Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day
New Years Day
Good Friday,

(02) 9635 8149
Entry Fees:

National Trust Members – FREE
Adult - $13
Concession - $10
Child - $5
Family - $26
Groups 10+ people - $10 per person

Entry to Old Government House AND Experiment Farm Cottage (valid for one month)
National Trust Members - FREE
Adult - $18
Concession - $14
Child - $8
Family - $40
Groups 10+ people - $14 per person

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