Hyde Park Barracks

Located in the historic precinct of Macquarie Street, this handsome Georgian-style building designed by convict architect Francis Greenway is one of the most significant survivors from Australia’s colonial period.

Please note this property will be closed to events from January 2023 to June 2024.

A brief history

A UNESCO World Heritage–listed site in the heart of historic Sydney, the Hyde Park Barracks is an extraordinary living record of early colonial Australia. Originally built to house convicts, the Barracks has also served as an immigration depot, asylum, law courts and government offices. Today it is a cutting-edge museum that tells the story of those who crossed its threshold, as well as Aboriginal communities profoundly impacted through colonial expansion.

Venue services

A dedicated member of our friendly venue services team at the Hyde Park Barracks will work closely with you to create a successful and memorable event experience. Whether this is planning your wedding or a large marquee activation 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 our site, including Pearl Catering. Please speak to our venue services team for more information.

Make the most of this unique venue

The extraordinary colonial significance of the Hyde Park Barracks adds atmosphere and interest to every event. Give your guests a fascinating behind-the-scenes perspective with a specialised guided tour. Please speak to our venue services team for more details.

Queens Square, Macquarie Street, Sydney, NSW 2000

Hyde Park Barracks

Queens Square, Macquarie Street, Sydney, NSW 2000Directions, transport and parking