Botanic Gardens Trust, Sydney, Australia

Tarpeian Precinct

The Tarpeian Precinct is an elongated open space adjacent to the Royal Botanic Garden and Macquarie Street, Sydney. The precinct offers stunning views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour.

The Tarpeian Precinct is ideal for smaller passive outdoor public event activities that do not require amplified sound and that may benefit from close proximity to Sydney’s central business district.

Annual events held in the Tarpeian Precinct include the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival Recovery Village and New Years Eve Celebrations.

The Tarpeian Precinct has site power and water available at the site.

Depending on the type of event the precinct can accommodate up to 6000 people in open space and up to 3000 people set up as an event village.

If you are interested in hosting a outdoor public event in the Tarpeian precinct please download and review the Outdoor Public Event Proposal Guidelines. The guidelines will assist in gaining an understanding of the event approval process.

Hire fees are determined on submission of a detailed written event proposal.

The Trust encourages you to visit the precinct to assist you in deciding on the best location for your proposed event. Please contact the Events Office Venue Coordinator once you have reviewed the guidelines and selected a site to discuss the suitability of your event prior to submitting a written proposal.

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For further information contact the Venue Management Office Venue Coordinator:
Ph: 02 9231 8111
Fax: 02 9231 8054


Photo Gallery

Tarpeian Precinct

Harbour view

View to Sydney CBD

Tarpeian Lawn