NSW Parliament House
6 Macquarie St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia (View on map)
385 people are interested in this space
1300 647 488
Spaces at NSW Parliament House
Jubilee RoomFrom AUD 200.00
Members Dining RoomFrom AUD 200.00
Strangers' Room & Fountain Court CombinedFrom AUD 200.00
Preston Stanley RoomFrom AUD 200.00
TheatretteFrom AUD 200.00
Strangers Function RoomFrom AUD 400.00
Mckell RoomFrom AUD 200.00
Reid RoomFrom AUD 200.00
Parkes RoomFrom AUD 200.00
Fountain CourtFrom AUD 400.00
About this Venue
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is New South Wales Parliament House located?
The entrance to Parliament House is via the security gates at 6 Macquarie Street Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
The nearest train stations are Martin Place and St James.
There is no public car parking on site, the closest car parking stations are:
- Secure Parking 131 Macquarie Street, Sydney
- Metro Parking 8 Hospital Road, Sydney
- Domain Parking Entry via St Mary’s Road, Sydney
What function spaces are available at New South Wales Parliament House?
The Strangers' Room can be rented for conferences, seminars and award dinners in a large room with panoramic views of the garden. The Fountain Court area leading into the Foyer is available to rent as well - making it ideal for pre-dinner cocktail reception events.
The Strangers' Room is a meeting place where elected members of Parliament greet visiting dignitaries, including consuls' generals and members of the Royal family. The room's name originates from when these guests were referred to as 'strangers', hence creating the saying "where strangers become friends".
Members' Dining Room
The Members' Dining Room is an exclusive dining room that can only be booked on days when Parliament does not sit. Located within a restricted part of Parliament House, the private outdoor courtyard and antique fireplace make this space ideal for events such as conferences or luncheons. This unique space also features garden views to ensure your event will have all guests relaxed while they enjoy their time together in style!
The Jubilee Room is a heritage-listed library that embodies the history and elegance of Australia's first Parliament. With book-lined walls, stained glass ceilings, and elegant architecture befitting one of the earliest Parliaments in our Commonwealth's timeline - this room provides an excellent backdrop for cocktail receptions or private dinners. Added conveniences like ample space to host overflow catering from The Parkes Room (another listed heritage site) make this venue ideal for hosting events with up to 200 people!
The Jubilee Room is a beautiful space that was originally created for Parliament House. The room's elegant look and feel come from floor-to-ceiling bookshelves, intricate woven carpets, and the stained glass ceiling in honour of Her Majesty Queen Victoria; all made to sophisticatedly commemorate her 50-year reign as queen of England during the Victorian Era.
Since 1842, the NSW Parliamentary Library's incredible collection of historic and contemporary materials offers an unmatched narration of the history of New South Wales. The library houses original handwritten manuscripts, photographs, maps and plans that not only serve to document but also delightfully chronicle our state's past in a way no other institution can provide.
Preston Stanley Room
The Preston Stanley Room is a great venue for those who want to host small conferences, meetings and workshops. The room overlooks the State Library of NSW which makes it an ideal location in Sydney's CBD.
Though she served in the NSW Parliament only for three years, Millicent Preston Stanley was able to accomplish something that has never been done before: become a woman member of parliament. This special room is named after her trailblazing spirit and we hope it serves as an inspiration to all future politicians who want to make their mark on history!
Millicent was a true champion of equal rights for women, becoming involved in the NSW Women's Liberal League, Sydney's Feminist Club and many other groups. Her dedication to child welfare reform made her an important politician who put others before herself.
If you're looking for a unique place to host your next meeting or lunch, the Reid Room is perfect. This room has an outdoor balcony that overlooks Sydney's beautiful Botanical Garden and historic black-and-white photographs lining its walls documenting Sydney's transformation over 200 years ago!
The Reid Room is one of three rooms available for use by members and their guests at Parliament House. The room was given its name after Sir George Houstoun Reid, who along with Sir Henry Parkes can be considered among those founding fathers instrumental in establishing Australia's Federation in 1901.
Reid is the only person to serve as Premier of NSW (1894-1899), Prime Minister of Australia (1904-5) and High Commissioner to London (1910-1916).
The McKell Room is a stylish boardroom overlooking Parliament's atrium garden, perfect for small meetings and private luncheons. This room can also be booked as a breakout space with the Preston Stanley Room if you need to hold an event with more people nearby!
The McKell Room is a tribute to the life of an Australian politician who was knighted by Queen Elizabeth. After being elected as Premier in 1941, he helped create new state houses and improved leave for workers throughout Australia during his time serving from 1947-1953.
Fountain Court is a unique event space that provides an idyllic pre-dinner reception location. The open space offers marble floors and ever-changing art exhibits, making it ideal for your canapés & drinks needs. It is here that the 19th-century heritage foyers for the Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council meet the modern structures added throughout the years to serve Parliament of New South Wales.
The Parliament Theatrette is a purpose-built auditorium located below the Fountain Court of Parliament House. This venue has an intimate seating capacity for 80 people and provides excellent acoustics, perfect for lectures or public talks that require more space than can be found in rooms outside of this area.
The Parliament Theatrette is often used to premiere Australian movies, many of which have become international blockbusters.
The Parkes Room is a heritage boardroom, located opposite the Jubilee Room. It was built in 1816 and houses priceless art and historic artefacts from Parliament's rare antiques collection.
The Parkes Room is a great space for hosting small meetings or private lunches. It also features an attractive heritage table as well as chairs so that your guests are comfortable throughout the duration of their stay with you.
The Parkes room is named after Sir Henry Parkes, who is often called the "Father of Federation" for his work advocating a Federal Council between each colony in Australia. Though he started as an immigrant at 24 with absolutely nothing to his name and no family connections either, by the time he was 30 years old (in 1852) he had become Premier of New South Wales five times over - which remains unmatched today!
The Parkes Room has housed the Clerk of Executive Council since 1829, but was renamed in 2001 to honour Sir Henry Parkes. The government felt it important that they commemorate this event by rechristening one of their rooms after him and making a permanent memorial for his achievements during those years he served as Secretary for the Executive Council.
How much does an event cost at NSW Parliament House?
Events at NSW Parliament House start from 200.00.
This may be subject to change due to seasonality, day of the week, duration and your specific requirements. For an accurate quote for your event please send an enquiry or contact one of VenueNow's Event Booking Experts.
What type of events can be hosted at NSW Parliament House?
The following types of events can be held at NSW Parliament House:
- Trade Show
- Product Launch
- Networking Event
- Gala Dinner
- End of Financial Year Party
- Corporate Offsite
- Cocktail Party
- Christmas Party
- Awards Dinner
- Corporate Function
- University Ball
- Residential Conference
- Private Dining
If your specific event type is not on the list, contact one of VenueNow's Event Booking Experts and they will check if NSW Parliament House is able to facilitate your event or will help you find an alternate venue.
How do I find out if NSW Parliament House is available for my event date?
The best way to find out if NSW Parliament House is available for your event date is to send an enquiry through or get in contact with one of VenueNow's Event Booking Experts.
Availability at many venues around the country is limited so if your date is flexible, please let the VenueNow team know and the venue may be able to provide a range of dates that suit your needs.
What catering / food and beverage options are available at NSW Parliament House?
The following food and beverage / catering options are available for guests at NSW Parliament House:
- Bar Tab
- BYO Drinks
- Coffee / Tea
- Inhouse Catering
- Filtered Water
For more information regarding food and beverage / catering options, please contact a VenueNow Event Booking Expert.
What steps are involved in booking an event at NSW Parliament House?
There are a few steps involved in booking an event at NSW Parliament House and the VenueNow team are here to do the heavy lifting for you.
Firstly, contact the VenueNow team by submitting an enquiry or speaking to one of our team members online or over the phone. We'll need to collect a few details from you, such as your:
- Event type
- Number of people attending
- Preferred event date & time (and if this is flexible)
- Budget (per person or total)
- Room layout
- Food and beverage / catering requirements
- Any other requirements
Once we've gathered these details, the VenueNow team will contact the team at NSW Parliament House to check:
1) Can they host the event on your preferred date / time? If not, what are some alternate dates / times?
2) What is the estimated cost based on your event requirements?
This process tends to take around 1 business day on average to receive a response from the venue. Once we've received a response, the VenueNow team will contact you as soon as possible.
If you're happy with the proposed price and dates / times, the VenueNow team will connect you with NSW Parliament House to finalise your booking (which may include a site visit if you choose to do so).
VenueNow provides this service free of charge to you as we are paid a small fee by NSW Parliament House if you book via us.
I have more questions. How do I get in contact?
There are a number of ways you can get in contact:
1) Call the VenueNow team on 1300 647 488 during business hours AEST
2) Contact the VenueNow team via our online chat in the bottom right of the screen
3) Submit an enquiry via the form on the page
The VenueNow team usually reply within a few hours during Australian business.