Customs House

Customs House is built on the land of the traditional Indigenous owners, the Eora people, and is the site of the First Fleet landing. It is one of the most significant buildings in the history of European settlement in Australia.

The historically and architecturally significant building has undergone a complete refurbishment and is home to a collection of unique exhibits.

Customs Square, at the entrance to Customs House, is a piece of Australian history. Paving in the square depicts the original tidal zone as it was at the time of the First Fleet landing.

The major refurbishment has transformed all five floors of one of Sydney's finest colonial buildings into a dynamic public facility and meeting space. It includes Customs House Library, housing a collection of over 400,000 items.

Visitors to the library can experience a combination of both contemporary and traditional library spaces spanning over three floors.

Nearby events

  1. Fantasy II - Sydney Opera House Concert

    Wednesday 01 August 2018 to Sunday 19 August 2018 , Circular Quay

    Hansori Music returns with their seventh and annual end of year concert, Fantasy II by Michelle Park. An enchanting summer night held at the Utzon Room of the Sydney Opera House, the concert invites families to hear from the youngest talen…

    01 Aug - 19 Aug