Elizabeth Farm

One of Australia’s oldest homesteads, and birthplace of the wool industry

Elizabeth Farm was built in 1793 for John and Elizabeth Macarthur, pioneers of the Australian wool trade, before being renovated and transformed into a fine colonial bungalow.

A brief history

Built in 1793 for the young military couple John and Elizabeth Macarthur and their growing family, Elizabeth Farm has witnessed major events in the growth of the colony, from the toppling of governors and convict rebellion to the birth of the Australian wool industry. Over the years, the Macarthurs transformed the original cottage into a fine colonial bungalow. Today, set within a re-created 1830s garden, Elizabeth Farm is an ‘access all areas’ museum. There are no barriers, locked doors or delicate furnishings. Australia’s oldest homestead is now our most immersive ‘living’ house museum.

Venue services

A dedicated member of our friendly venue services team at Elizabeth Farm will work closely with you to create a successful and memorable event experience. Whether this is planning your wedding ceremony or a family picnic-style gathering, or working with you on a bespoke business event, our team of event professionals is here to help.


Our in-house audiovisual services team are available to work with you and a range of specialist AV suppliers in order to bring your next special event to life.

Event catering

We work with a range of premium Gold Licence caterers with specialist knowledge of Elizabeth Farm, including Piquant Catering, Bella Catering and more. Please speak to our venue services team for more information.

Please note onsite heritage conservation prohibits red wine and certain food items, and all menus require curatorial approval.

Make the most of this unique venue

The rich historical significance of Elizabeth Farm adds atmosphere to every event. Give your guests a fascinating behind-the-scenes perspective on this property with a specialised curator-led tour. Please ask our venue services team for more details.

70 Alice Street, Rosehill NSW 2142

Elizabeth Farm

70 Alice Street, Rosehill NSW 2142Directions, transport and parking

Rooms and capacities

The drawing room at Elizabeth Farm

Dining Room & Drawing Room

The elegant dining and drawing rooms are perfect for small dinners, with pre-dinner drinks served on the sandstone verandah and lawns

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View of the garden at Elizabeth Farm

Gardens & Grounds

Surrounded by glorious gardens and grounds, this picturesque historic site provides a unique setting for wedding ceremonies, cocktail parties and lavish dinners

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