Sydney Government House
brief history ...
Construction of the Government House in Sydney commenced in 1837, based on plans made by the Royal Architect, Edward Blore. Designed in a Gothic style, The Government House was erected on a 5 hectares property in walking distance from the Opera House overlooking Farm Cove.
In time, a few developments were made: in 1873 a front portico, in 1879 an eastern verandah and 1900-1901 extensions to the ballroom
From 1845 until 1996 The Government House was used as the Governor's residence, office and official reception space.
Today the Government House is open to the public, but occasionally it is used as official reception space.
: The first resident move in 1845 and was Governor George Gipps.
tourist information ...
How to get there
The easiest way to reach the The Government House is by public transport. Trains
are available to Circular Quay station.
Sydney, NSW 2000
Phone: 02 9931 5222
Web site: Government House
Hours of Operation
Grounds open daily from 10am to 4pm
House open Friday to Sunday from 10.30am to 3pm
Tours depart every half hour commencing at 10.30am (last tour at 3pm)
Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday