The ultimate inner-city escape, which you can enjoy in multiple ways. Includes a grand atrium, helix staircase, library, exhibition spaces and fine dining.
Heritage listed, Customs House continues to be an entry point for people and ideas flowing into Sydney.
Our 2 level library has a multicultural collection of over 50,000 items. Use our relaxed lounge areas to read, chill and recharge. We also have spaces available to study, meet and work.
At our tourist information desk, you can ask about maps, brochures and information about activities to enjoy in the city.
While you’re here, plan your own self-guided walking tour. Some start at Customs House.
Free exhibitions and other events are offered throughout the year.
Attractions includedA spectacular scale model depicts 10 square kilometres of downtown Sydney.
Close to transport includedFerry, train, bus and light rail are on our doorstep.
Co-working spaces included
Wifi includedFree wifi and public access computers.
Atrium includedWorkstations on level 2 look out over the sun drenched atrium. Impressive views of the building.
Seating includedRelaxed lounge areas with one of Sydney’s largest collections of local and international magazines available to browse.
Exhibition spaces included
On the top level, Cafe Sydney offers a fine dining experience with spectacular harbour views.
Onsite mobility parking not included
Mobility parking within 300m included
1 mobility parking space at 45-54 Pitt Street, Sydney, around 300m from the venue.
Level access entrance included
- 3 steps to front entrance or use 2 ramps with handrails.
- 7 steps to the rear entrance.
Entry door type included
- Manual door for front entrance: open inwards during building opening hours, 1.5 metres wide.
- Automatic sliding door for rear entrance: open 1.5 metres wide.
Accessible toilets included2 - RH and LH on ground floor.
Ambulant toilets not included
Changing places facilities not included
Hearing support system not included
A year-round program of exhibitions and events.
What’s OnDeveloping Sydney: capturing change 1900-1920Photographs from the Sydney Municipal Council: 1900 to 1920Customs House Library
What’s OnAdventure Clues: unlock The RocksExplore Australia's most historic area the fun way in a series of fun cryptic cluesCustoms House Square
What’s OnAdventure Clues: Secret SydneyExplore Sydney’s hidden laneways in a series of fun cryptic clues with Adventure CuesCustoms House Square
What’s OnThe Customs House SydneyHistoric photographs, artworks and moving footage illustrate the history and evolution of Sydney’s Customs HouseCustoms House
What’s OnConvicts & crime stories — The Rocks by Journey WalksRediscovering the notorious convict beginnings & colourful criminals of early Sydney through stories, relics & ruinsCustoms House
What’s OnAAA Sydney city walkStarting at Customs House, you will discover some of Sydney's CBD architectural masterpieces with a trained AAA guideCustoms House
See the city from a different perspective. Spot the miniature sights you’ve seen or will see in real life.
Handcrafted for over 20 years and regularly updated, the model is even more striking at night when it comes alive with hundreds of fibre-optic lights illuminating the streets.
Climb the helix stairs to the first floor for a bird’s eye view.
Also at Customs House
LibrariesRight in the heart of Circular Quay, this contemporary library is a great place to relax, meet friends, read or research. Spans 2 levels of Customs House.Circular Quay
Customer service centresYou can ask about maps, brochures and information on activities to enjoy in the city. Explore events and exhibitions. Use our library and chillout areas.Sydney