Celebrating Old Government House Reopening

By Discover Parramatta

In time to welcome school holiday visitors, Old Government House will be reopened from Friday 3 July following the COVID-19 shutdown. 

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.
Overlooking the Parramatta River surrounded by 200 acres of parkland, Old Government House is home to the National Trust’s premier colonial furniture collection, early textiles and significant homewares from the time of the Governors.

We look forward to welcoming you back to discover the story of this important World Heritage listed building, its grounds and the story of an expanding colonial settlement in Sydney.

Entry to Old Government House will look a little different once opened. Visitors will need to purchase a ticket in advance and timed entry applies

Verandah at Old Government House

Image: Carla Dibbs