Customs House

Overview

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…

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.

Café Sydney, on the rooftop of Customs House, is Sydney's quintessential "room with a view" where you can enjoy fine dining, either indoors or on the terrace. Admire Circular Quay and the sparkling harbour with impressive views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Actively welcomes people with access needs.

Caters for people who use a wheelchair.

Have a step free main entrance to the building and/or reception area (includes ramps or slopes with a maximum gradient of 1:14, otherwise are too steep for wheelchairs)
Have an accessible public toilet which is unlocked
Have at least one wheelchair accessible parking space with wheelchair accessible signage clearly displayed (International standards are 3200mm wide x 2500 mm high)
Have lifts with enough space for people using a mobility aid to enter and turn around to use the lift buttons. Buttons are at accessible height.

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