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 OnLittle Sydney Lives exhibition 2023Little Sydney Lives is the City of Sydney’s children’s photography competitionCustoms House
What’s OnDeveloping Sydney: on the cusp of change 1901Photographs from the Sydney Municipal Council: 1901Customs House
What’s OnThe Customs House SydneyHistoric photographs, artworks and moving footage illustrate the history and evolution of Sydney’s Customs HouseCustoms 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 centresFind maps, brochures and information on activities to enjoy in the city. Close to star attractions and glittering harbour, this is the perfect spot to start your Sydney adventure.Sydney