Customs House Library rooms

Customs House Library rooms

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Phone: 02 9242 8554


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Self-help groups can book spaces at our community venues for bookings starting 1 July

We've reduced the bookings at our venues to comply with NSW Health orders and support the health and safety of our staff and visitors.

Read more about the requirements for hiring a venue.

Our community centre services and programs are running at a reduced level and you'll need to book a session to attend.

We continue to offer online programs.

Community venues at Circular Quay

Located in the heart of the city centre, the Customs House Library meeting room and computer training room are just a short walk from the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. They are easily accessible by train, bus and ferry from the Circular Quay interchange.

Featuring large windows, high ceilings and carpeted floors, the rooms are suitable for meetings, seminars and workshops..


31 Alfred Street
Circular Quay NSW 2001
02 9242 8554

Venue hire information

The meeting rooms are available for hire Monday to Friday from 10am to 7pm.


2 rooms are available for hire:

  • meeting room: 10.5m by 7.8m
  • training room: 5m by 5m.


Meeting room

  • meeting/seminar: 20 people
  • theatre: 50 people.

Computer training room

  • computer training: 9 people with PCs (8 students and 1 trainer)
  • meeting: 4 people.


  • hot water urn.


Meeting room

  • 50 chairs
  • 4 tables
  • whiteboard and markers.

Computer training room

  • 9 PCs (8 students + 1 trainer), desks and chairs
  • data projector
  • whiteboard and markers
  • PC-based/Windows 10
  • Microsoft Office 2016
  • Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox
  • Adobe Creative Suite 6 (CS6) - Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign and Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Skype, live camera installed (headphones with inbuilt microphone not supplied)
  • all files need to be saved to USB.

Special considerations

  • non-residential area
  • the library is a non-alcoholic and non-smoking venue.


Wheelchair access is via the lifts in the lobby and the toilet is accessible.

You can download further access information.

Transport and parking

  • Circular Quay train station and ferry wharves are within walking distance
  • many bus routes stop at Circular Quay (Stand B).

Meeting room hire fees

Commercial organisations

  • Monday to Friday (10am–7pm): $60 per hour
  • minimum 1 hour.

Not-for profit organisations

  • Monday to Friday (10am–7pm): $30 per hour
  • minimum 1 hour.


Commercial parties who hire City facilities must have $10 million public liability insurance coverage. Individuals and small community groups can apply to be covered under the City’s community engagement liability policy. Visit the venues for hire page for details.

Before hiring a City of Sydney community venue, we ask that you read and understand the conditions of hire.

Last updated: Thursday, 31 January 2019