A historic large building lit up at night during a festival.
BMX bikers are mid-air off a half-pipe and a large building is in the background.
Brightly dressed dancers, mid-air in their dance with Customs House in the background.

Located in the heart of Circular Quay, Customs House Square is an easily accessible, well-known venue with high foot traffic and excellent public transport links.

What’s provided

  • Close to transport included

    Ferry, train, bus and light rail are on our doorstep.

  • Distribution board not included

    Clients must provide their own distribution board and cable trays.

  • Power included

    Power is available as indicated in the site plan and included in the hire fees.


  • Onsite mobility parking not included

    Unfortunately, there’s no onsite dedicated accessible parking for Customs House visitors.

  • Mobility parking within 300m included

    There are 2 on-street mobility parking spaces 250m away on the western side of Pitt Street, south of Alfred Street.


The forecourt is 10m wide by 20m long.

With Customs House as a prominent backdrop, the outdoor piazza is a highly sought after venue for experiential events, cultural experiences and public installations.

The site hosts plenty of much-loved events such as Vivid Sydney. 

Alfred Street

The Alfred Street space is 45m wide by 9.5m long.

Situated between the forecourt and Circular Quay train station entrance, this area is ideal for sampling events, promotional campaigns, and smaller scale events.

The Alfred Street event area sees the highest foot traffic numbers, and is accessible for vehicles, including trucks, cranes, and event-related parking.

Events at Customs House Square

As a City of Sydney heritage venue, event guidelines apply.

General event guidelinesPDF · 205.24 KB · Last modified

Regulations and procedures associated with staging events in parks, open spaces or streets.

Event applicationPDF · 108.59 KB · Last modified

Apply to conduct an event in a park, open space, footway or street.

Customs House site planPDF · 103.61 KB · Last modified

Also at Customs House