Terrace Cafe


The Terrace Café is used during the day as a café, however it is available as an event space after 5pm.

With sweeping views over the lake, across to the Australian War Memorial and beyond to Mount Ainslie, Terrace Café is perfect for cocktails or small dinners with pre-drinks outside on the terrace.

Please note that two to three long tables are recommended in this space (i.e. no round banquet tables).

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Access is either directly from the front Museum car park on King George Terrace (up a few steps and onto the outdoor section terrace), and easy access is through the lift located at Security, beneath the main Museum entrance. Easy access toilets are then available at level.

From our past guests

  • "The staff on the night couldn’t have been more accommodating and helpful! From arriving to set up, the service through the event and getting everyone to exit the event after it finished."
    Private, 30th birthday party, 2018
  • "The team were so helpful and no request was ever to hard or an inconvenience to them. The day and evening run very smoothly and we can't thank them enough for all their hard work and fantastic service! "
    Wine Press, Taste Champagne, 2018
  • "We were extremely happy with the way our conference was run at Old Parliament House and we look forward to coming back to the venue again in the future."
    Commonwealth Bank, Conference, 2018