Old Government House

This convict-built Georgian house and its surrounds is a World Heritage site. It was the country residence for the first ten governors of NSW. Today it houses the nation’s premier colonial furniture collection amongst parkland and other heritage sites.

Standing in 200 acres of parkland overlooking historic Parramatta, the convict-built Old Government House and garrison buildings were built in 1799-1816, the oldest surviving public buildings in Australia. For seven decades, it was the ‘country’ residence of ten early governors of the Colony, including Gov. Lachlan and Mrs Macquarie who, from 1810 to 1821 preferred the clean air and space of rural Parramatta to the unsanitary and crime ridden streets of Sydney Town. Explore the nation’s premier early colonial furniture collection and reflect on the social history surrounding the other occupants and uses of the house. World Heritage listed Old Government House is set above the Parramatta River where you can visit our restaurant, gift shop, cafe, picnic areas and other heritage sites.



Old Government House


Parramatta Park, Pitt Street Entrance
Parramatta 2150 NSW


Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 4pm
Monday – available for Group bookings only
Last Tour 3.30pm


Mondays, Good Friday, Christmas Day

(02) 9635 8149
Entry Fees:

Adult $13, Concession (Seniors, Students over 16) $10, Child (5 to 16 years) $5, Family $26

COMBINED TICKETS - Entry to both Old Government House and Experiment Farm Cottage
(valid for one month)
Adult $16, Concession (Seniors, Students over 16) $12, Child (5 to 16 years) $6, Family $38, Groups $12 per person

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Receive your guests on the vice-regal portico and provide them with a private reception in the principal reception rooms - the only 18th century rooms in Australia.


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Enjoy modern Australian cuisine with 2 private dining rooms and a leafy verandah overlooking Old Government House at Lachlan's Restaurant and Cafe.

We have a wide variety of things to buy in our gift shop. Whether you're looking for a gift or a souvenir, or even a treat for yourself, you'll find something lovely to take home.



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