Government House

Image of the east facing facade of Government House with flowers in the foreground.

East facing facade of Government House. Still from video. Copyright HHT.

Government House, Sydney, originally built as a Gothic monument to the power of the English sovereign, has been an imposing presence on the southern shore of Sydney Harbour since 1845. Today, it continues as the premier state house of New South Wales and the centre of authority for the Governor. It is also an historic building with sumptuous interiors, including rare hand painted and stencilled  Lyon, Cottier and Company painted ceilings, and elegant grounds, accessible to the admiring public and hosting public events under the stewardship of Sydney Living Museums.