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Coworking spaces

Affectionately dubbed Sydney’s lounge room, Customs House welcomes freelancers and creatives to share space in our revitalised heritage building.

Meet and collaborate with colleagues and clients in our relaxed ground floor lounge. Plug in to a range of workstations on the ground floor, overlooking the atrium or in the quiet reading room on the 2nd floor. With unexpected views of the bridge, our reading room is a Sydney secret you won’t want to share.

We encourage you to take up residence at our house without the price tag that comes with renting co-working space in Sydney.

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free coworking space
  • Meeting rooms for hire
  • Filled with natural light
  • Close to public transport
  • Public toilets
  • Restaurants and cafes

Lounge & newspapers

An oasis among the hustle and bustle of Sydney, Customs House is the perfect place to rest your feet and escape the rain or heat.

Rest in our lounge while browsing our free magazines and newspapers. Check your email or simply watch the passing parade. You can also marvel at our City Model and our media feature wall.

With free access to Australia’s largest collection of international newspapers, our lounge will become your second home.

  • Comfortable leather lounges
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free public access computers
  • Public toilets


Customs House Library a place where you can meet, socialise and exchange ideas.

Spanning three levels, the library features bold open spaces that encourage exploration, collaboration and participation.

Relax in our lounge or explore the upper levels featuring popular Manga, Korean and Japanese collections, an inspirational reading room and plenty of spaces to plug in and work. We also hosts regular courses, talks and events.

Our free exhibitions cover 3 floors and tell stories of people and place and how local and global issues intersect with our city in unique ways.

Customs House Library

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free public access computers
  • Access high quality databases
  • Free scanning
  • Low-cost printing
  • Over 50,000 items in the library collection