Customs House


The newly refurbished Customs House is a 21st Century multi--functional building. A readapted heritage building, the contemporary interior offers an outstanding space in which to relax, socialise and experience a rich variety of culture.

“Explore Customs House: an interactive and accessible meeting place; a free public space for Sydneysiders and visitors alike”.

We invite you to explore and be enthused by this unique building. The welcoming and spacious atrium features a glass-covered walkway over a spectacular full-scale model of the Sydney CBD, a relaxing, stylish lounge area with an extensive collection of international newspapers and magazines, Internet access and an ever-changing TV/multimedia wall screening eye-catching multimedia content.

Also situated on the ground floor, the bustling Young Alfred restaurant and fashionable Quay Bar provide a laid-back place to entertain and socialise in the heart of the City. Whilst the upper floors house extensive library collections, informative exhibitions and function rooms as well as an inspirational reading room overlooking the popular Circular Quay.

Located on the rooftop of Customs House, Cafe Sydney continues to capture the essence of Sydney with its spectacular harbour views and a renowned menu of delicious 'modern classics'.

The striking interior of this heritage building includes an exceptional helix staircase, contemporary furnishings and subtle lighting to provide an upbeat ambience and maximum comfort for visitors.


Street Address

31 Alfred Street, Circular Quay, NSW 2000

Postal Address

GPO Box 1591, Sydney NSW 2001

General Enquiries

Ph: 02 9242 8551 E:

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