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COVID-19 Update

Update current as at 19 September 2020

Safeguarding the health and safety of our visitors and staff is core to what we do at the Botanic Gardens. We are closely monitoring and responding to Government health advice in this rapidly changing environment and putting in place measures to protect our community during these challenging times.

Our Gardens continue to remain open to the public at this time, unless advised otherwise. However, we urge visitors to ensure they comply with all social distancing requirements in line with the latest NSW Health advice. For the latest updates regarding the COVID-19 virus in New South Wales visit www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19

The following restrictions and closures are currently in place across our sites:

Site / Venue Status
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney Open
The Domain Open 
Reception Closed
Library Closed
The Calyx Open
Botanic House Wednesday to Sunday
Farm Cove Eatery Open 
Terrace on the Domain restaurant  Friday to Sunday
Terrace on the Domain bar Friday to Sunday
Terrace on the Domain kiosk Open 
Busby’s Bar Takeaway only
Garden Shop Friday to Sunday
Piccolo Me Takeaway only
Bar Coco Takeaway only
Sports fields Open
Choo Choo Express Friday to Sunday
Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Open
Visitor Centre Open
The Potager Closed
The Ugly Mug Open - Tuesday to Sunday
Australian Botanic Garden Open
Visitor Centre Open
PlantBank Closed to public
Playground Open
Melaleuca Cafe Takeaway only

Activities and events:

  • No outdoor major events currently prohibited under NSW Government requirements will go ahead.

  • In accordance with NSW DoE face-to-face learning guidelines for Term 3, and within the guidelines of our COVID-Safe Plan, all outdoor excursion programs with the Botanic Gardens are now operating.

  • All volunteer activities across the Botanic Gardens are suspended.

If you have a booking other than a major event or education-based activities and wish to cancel, then please get in contact with the relevant representative, or contact us via:

For events and activities hosted by third parties, please contact the operator directly.

We would like to thank all visitors and staff for their patience during this time.  We will endeavour to provide updates on this website, as and when they are available.

Please stay safe during this time, and for key information on COVID-19 in NSW, visit www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19.