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Sydney Town Hall

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Address: Sydney Town Hall 483 George St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 2 9265 9189
08:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 18:00

Sydney Town Hall is a working building and the home of the City of Sydney...

Sydney Town Hall is a working building and the home of the City of Sydney Council.

More than 300 events are held in the building each year, including concerts, exhibitions and special events. Events that are publicly accessible can be found listed on the City's What's on website

Tours of the Sydney Town Hall are conducted by the Friends of the Town Hall. To make enquiries regarding the tours and to check availability, please call the Town Hall in advance.

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Lively & Busy Town Hall

A great place to meet up and start your day .... shops located above and underground... and malls are a short walk away from Town Hall building.... a not to miss place to visit... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have a long family history with the Sydney Town Hall and the Council, so I have a bias towards this grand building. The Sydney Town Hall is a late 19th century building in the city of Sydney, housing the chambers of the elected Councillors of Sydney, some council offices, and venues for meetings and functions. The Lord Mayor and... More 

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to meet up and start your day .... shops located above and underground... and malls are a short walk away from Town Hall building.... a not to miss place to visit whenever you're in Sydney... public transport - train & bus a preferred mode of transport to come here.. hopefully the light rail trains will be completed... More 

Thank Iree L
George, South Africa
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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Had a bit of free time on a business trip in Sydney, Australia. The town hall was an interesting visit but for me it was also a great landmark to navigate around the city. It also is close to train transport going to the airport. The train is heaps cheaper than taking a taxi and sticks to timetable. Town Hall... More 

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Innisfil, Canada
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

How lucky were we to have been able to tour this historic building, while in Sydney. It was easy walking distance from our hotel, basically in the center of town. The exterior and interior are beautifully preserved. if you get a chance, its well worth a visit.

Thank Valli C
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

This place is so beautiful and stately, everytime I go there I enjoy the atmosphere. Catering is excellent staff are great although somewhat unfriendly at times. Recommend the venue for a big event.

Thank Daveleokennedy
Madrid, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

It's placed in the center, in front of Queens Victoria building (commercial center). It has metro connection with 3 lines. Very beautiful building, it looks like ancient, but not so old than similar european buildings.

Thank Alejandro G
norfolk, uk
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Stunning exterior, next to the cathedral and queen Victoria building, so worth a look if you are nearby. Only saw one huge ornate room inside, but very impressive.

Thank watersNorfolk_Uk
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Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Probably the third or 4th most notable pint to locals in Sydney, everybody knows where this place is. It's been the Center of so many Australian historic events. Plus the train station is right below. The building itself comes with so much history it's well worth a look in, right in the center of the city on George Street.

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 29 December 2016

Located within the CDB and near to the train station and shopping streets, the 19th century Sydney Town Hall is a heritage and colonial themed town hall building that reflected its long withstanding and rich historical past with the British. The building is just like one of the many I have seen in England and Europe, very nice adopting the... More 

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Kenitra, Morocco
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Reviewed 18 December 2016

Well I have not been inside. My review may change completly if I was too go inside. But as for outside. The building itself. It's a nice building to see. Some great photo opportunities of the details that make this building what it is from the outside. It's connected to the train station which is handy if you're on that... More 

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