Established in 1827, the Australian Museum is Australia’s first museum and is a unique and inspiring location for your next special event We offer a range of curated galleries and event spaces to hold banquets, corporate cocktails, meetings and presentations.

Browse through the venues below and contact us using the form below or email to discuss your event.

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Event spaces

Wild Planet

Beneath the 150-year-old sperm whale skeleton, Wild Planet is sure to wow your guests with over 400 animal specimens on display highlighting global biodiversity.


  • Cocktail 200
  • Banquet 80

Westpac Long Gallery

Australia's first museum gallery, dating 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 150
  • Banquet 90


Astounding specimens and dramatic dinosaurs 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.


  • Cocktail 230


Impress your guests with cocktails among our dazzling display of 1800 rare sparking gemstones, from the earth's oldest rocks and minerals to specimens from outer space. Reflecting all the colours of spectrum, this gallery is sure to make an impact.


  • Cocktail 150

Hintze Hall

Positioned in the heart of the Museum, where old meets new, Hintze Hall is a stylish and spacious room featuring Australian Blackbutt flooring and sandstone walls of the original Museum galleries dating back to 1827. Suitable for cocktail events and banquet dinners.


  • Cocktail 450
  • Banquet 260

Harbour View Rooms

With breathtaking views north to St Mary's Cathedral and east to the famous King Cross Coke sign, the Harbour View Rooms are a striking location for a daytime or evening function. A large balcony with floor to ceiling windows wraps around the space filling the rooms with natural light and offering a unique view of Sydney Harbour and the city skyline.

East Room capacity

  • Cocktail 100
  • Banquet 70
  • Theatre 60
  • Boardroom 30

This space also features in-room audio visual facilities for presentations and meetings.

West Room capacity

  • Cocktail 200
  • Banquet 150

Lecture Theatre

Our tiered Lecture Theatre is equipped with audio-visual system including a large LED screen and in-room cameras to enable video conferencing. It is suitable for talks, meetings and presentations. Up to 30 additional seats may be set to increase capacity.

The Lecture Theatre is not suitable for catered events. Please discuss your catering needs with us and we will assist with a suitable space for guest hospitality.


  • Theatre seating 118