First Fleet House


First Fleet House is a two-storey building, wholly owned by the Fellowship, on an historical site in Woolloomooloo which was once part of a land grant the First Fleeter Commissary John Palmer.
It was purchased in May 1988,  and officially opened by His Excellency, Air Marshall Sir James Rowland, Governor of New South Wales
and Patron of the Fellowship in July 1988.
It contains computerised work stations for our volunteers who are engaged in database, correspondence and research activities. Their work is further supported by a meeting room with an extensive Library which members are encouraged to visit.

First Fleet House is centrally located in Sydney and may readily be reached by train, car or bus.


Please see the Locality Plan

By Train:

Take a City Circle train to St James Station. 

If you leave from the Queen's Square Entrance, walk towards St Mary's Cathedral, past Hyde Park Barracks, down St Mary's road (a slight hill), head east towards Woolloomooloo Bay, Kings Cross area, past the Domain Underground Car Park entrance, cross the road at the roundabout at the corner of Riley St and Sir John Young Cr.
 Warning! (This road is now very busy as it's near the Entrance of the Cross City Tunnel), into Cathedral St (which is one way in/out for traffic).


First Fleet House is on the right, third from the corner of Cathedral and Crown Sts.


If you leave St James Station at corner of Market & Elizabeth St Entrance, walk through Hyde Park, past the Fountain, head towards the Lands & Title Office on the corner of Prince Albert Rd, College St. and St Mary's Rd (St Mary's Cathedral will be on your right) then follow St Mary's Rd down the hill.


By Bus:

From Town Hall Station walk to bus stop opposite Woolworth's in Park Street near Pitt Street - (164 metres) -Take the 461 Bus. 
This is a prepaid stop 7am to 7pm Monday to Friday.  Purchase a ticket at a PrePay outlet before boarding.
The Bus will proceed down William Street and turn into Riley Street.
On arrival in  Riley Street and alight at first stop (near Suttor Street Woolloomooloo). Walk down hill and turn right to 105 Cathedral Street FIRST FLEET HOUSE - (195 metres). 
The Bus Stop for the return trip to Town Hall is located near the intersection of Riley and Cathedral Streets-The Buses terminate at the Domain car Park for the journey back- and passengers can alight in Park Street or around the corner in George street opposite the Sydney Town Hall


First Fleet House is third from corner.


Or from the corner of Elizabeth and Park Sts take any bus which runs along William St to Kings Cross. Alight at Palmer St bus stop turn left walk to Crown St. Then down Crown St, as above.


By Car:
There is very limited parking in the area during working hours


Car Parking Stations


1)      Cathedral Street Car Park, costs $50.00 for 4+ hours  during the week & $15.00 per day on weekends, address/entrance 2 Cathedral St Cook And Philip Park Sydney NSW 2000

(Under St Mary's Cathedral).

See Web Site for more details on Rates:


2)      Domain Car Park costs from $46.00 for 3+hours during the week & from  $10.00 per day on weekends (except Special Events $20.00 weekends). Address/entrance. St Mary's Road. Sydney

See Web Site for more details including lower cost booking in advance on-line options:




First Fleet House

Office Address:

First Fleet House,

105 Cathedral St.


Sydney, NSW, 2011


Phone: 02 9360 3788



OFFICE HOURS Monday, Wednesday & Friday 

10.00am to 3.00pm

*Note; If visiting FF House to do Research, please

Telephone beforehand and make an appointment


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