Enhanced view of house from an elevated perspective.

Elizabeth Farm

Birthplace of Australia’s 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.

Elizabeth Farm. Photo © Douglas Riley for Sydney Living Museums

Event Spaces




Dining and Drawing Rooms 40 16
Oak Tree Courtyard 100 -
Gardens and grounds (marquee required) 100 70
Tearooms 60 30

 Photo © Paolo Busato for Sydney Living Museums

Dining Room and Drawing Room

The elegant dining and drawing rooms are perfect for small dinners, with pre-dinner drinks served on the sandstone verandah and lawns. The working open fireplaces and original features of the rooms add a special and unforgettable ambience.

Please note the service of red wine inside the house is limited due to the conservation requirements of the original flooring at Elizabeth Farm, and can only be served while guests are seated for banquet events.

 Photo © James Horan for Sydney Living Museums

Oak Tree Courtyard

The brick-paved oak tree courtyard provides a magical outdoor space for a cocktail party, with plenty of shade for those hot summer evenings and the elegant house as a backdrop.

Please note: evening bookings at Elizabeth Farm must conclude by 10:30pm. In consideration of our neighbours and local residents, amplification is restricted; please speak to our Venue Services team for more information. 

Photo © James Horan for Sydney Living Museums

Gardens and grounds

The stunning gardens provide a charming outdoor setting for cocktail parties, lunches and dinners under a marquee. Please contact our Venue Services coordinator for more information.

Photo © James Horan for Sydney Living Museums


Set in the grounds of Elizabeth Farm with delightful views of the historic gardens, the tearooms are an ideal venue for small private functions such as lunches, dinners and cocktail parties. The tearooms are open to the public from 11am to 3pm on weekends.

Elizabeth Farm Tearoom is temporarily closed in line with the decisions made by the NSW Government to help minimise the spread of COVID-19. Find out more about our COVID-19 response here.


Sydney Living Museums has an in-house Audiovisual Services team to assist with any audiovisual equipment you require; set-up and technical support by a dedicated audiovisual operator are included with equipment hire.



Venue Services

Venue Services team

A dedicated member of our friendly Venue Services team at Sydney Living Museums will work closely with you to create a successful and memorable event for your guests.

Eat and drink

Elizabeth Farm welcomes Gold Licensed caterers of the Restaurant & Catering Industry Association of Australia to provide food and beverage services to venue hire bookings.

Please contact our venues Services Coordinator to discuss your food and beverage requirements on:

E venues@slm.com.au

Event suppliers

We would be happy to assist you with any additional services for your event; please contact our Venue Services Coordinator for preferred suppliers.

Make the most of this unique venue

The property’s rich historical significance adds atmosphere to every event. Give your guests a fascinating behind-the-scenes perspective on the history of Elizabeth Farm with a specialised curator-led tour. Please speak to our Venue Services team for more details.

Photo © James Horan for Sydney Living Museums

Location & Parking

Elizabeth Farm is located at 70 Alice Street, Rosehill. There is free on-street parking on Alice Street (see parking signs for times).

For public transport options please go to the Visit Elizabeth Farm page.

Location of Elizabeth Farm on map

Contact us

Get in touch

Venue Sales Coordinator
Sydney Living Museums Venues
The Mint, 10 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000

Find us on Instagram: @slmvenues

Enquiry form

Please complete our Enquiry Form and our friendly team will be in touch shortly.

Please note, inquiries will be responded to within 24 hours between business hours Monday-Friday.