Housed in a magnificent sandstone building that highlights the very best of 19th century architecture, the Australian Museum is a unique and exciting venue for your next event. The Australian Museum has a range of inspiring event spaces to suit business events, cocktail parties and dinners.

Our exclusive hospitality partner Create Catering are onsite to assist with all your catering and event day needs. Browse through the different options below and contact us to discuss your corporate or private event requirements.

Contact the Venue and Events team

T +61 2 9320 6182
E functions@australian.museum


Event spaces

Terrace View

The view from No. 1 William St at night

Image: James Morgan
© Australian Museum

No. 1 William

Enjoy food with a view in this versatile venue. No. 1 William offers stunning views of St Mary’s Cathedral, Hyde Park and the city skyline. A large balcony runs the full length of the venue, with floor-to-ceiling windows providing panoramic views of the city skyline. This venue is sure to impress your guests.


Cocktail: 200
Sit-down: 150



Harbour View Room

Harbour View Room terrace

Image: Daniel Boud
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Harbour View Room & Terrace

With views north to St Mary’s Cathedral and east to Kings Cross, the Harbour View Room & Terrace is a striking venue for your daytime or evening function. A large balcony with floor to ceiling windows wraps around two sides of the venue filling the room with natural light and presents a unique view of Sydney.


Cocktail: 100
Sit-down: 80
Theatre: 80



2018 AMRI Lifetime Achievement Award

Awards ceremony in the Westpac Long gallery

Image: James Alcock
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Westpac Long Gallery

Australia’s first museum gallery, dates back to 1857. This high-vaulted space features mezzanine balconies and a beautiful heritage staircase. Specimen cases that surround your guests display 200 Treasures of the Australian Museum showcasing objects from the Museum’s vast collection.


Cocktail: 170
Sit-down: 90



2019 Gala Dinner

Dinner event in Wild Planet

Image: Tim Levy
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Wild Planet

The first permanent gallery to be opened at the Museum in over 50 years, Wild Planet is sure to wow your guests with over 400 animal specimens on display highlighting global biodiversity.


Cocktail: 200
Sit-down: 80



Dinosaur Gallery - functions

Dinosaurs gallery

Image: Mark Connolly
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Dinosaurs

Dramatic lighting, projected scenery and astounding specimens bring this captivating space to life. Showcasing more than 10 life-sized dinosaur skeletons, the Dinosaurs gallery provides a unique setting for your cocktail reception or themed event.


Cocktail: 230
Sit-down: 30

The Dinosaurs gallery and Surviving Australia gallery can be combined to provide extra capacity.



Visitors in the Surviving Australia exhibition at Australian Museum.

Surviving Australia gallery

Image: Anna Kučera
© Australian Museum

Surviving Australia

Featuring Australia’s extinct and living animals, the Surviving Australia gallery provides a distinctive space for a cocktail reception or themed event with an Aussie Outback flavour.


Cocktail: 200
Sit-down: 20

The Dinosaurs gallery and Surviving Australia gallery can be combined to provide extra capacity.



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