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. Mother's Day at Four Frogs Circular Quay

    Event dates to be confirmed: May 2019 , Circular Quay

    Special Crêpe and Champagne offer for Mother's day available at Four Frogs: Special Crêpe: Homemade poached pear, raspberry coulis, whipped cream, grilled almonds and vanilla ice cream. Glass of Mumm Champagne with any crêpe or galette,…

  2. West Side Story

    Friday 16 August 2019 to Friday 30 August 2019 , Circular Quay

    Hailed as the greatest Broadway musical of all time, the genius of West Side Story’s creators is unquestioned. The remarkable collaboration between Leonard Bernstein, Arthur Laurents, Stephen Sondheim and Jerome Robbins produced a timeless…

    16 Aug - 30 Aug