Admiralty House – The residence of the governor-general of Australia
Admiralty House is the official house of Australia’s Governor-General in Sydney. It is located in the Kirribilli district and provides panoramic views of Sydney Harbour and the Sydney Opera House.
Currently, the Governor-General uses this building. This mansion is used as the residence of the Governor-General and a venue for holding ceremonial events and state occasions and is available to the public for visits on select days.
The Admiralty House, which was once known as “Wotonga,” was constructed on territory that belonged to the Cammeraygal tribe. John George Nathaniel Gibbes, the Customs Collector for the Colony of New South Wales, constructed the home in the middle of the nineteenth century. After being bought to serve as the home of the Admiral of the Royal Navy’s Australian Squadron, its name was altered in 1885. Having said that, this building became the home of the Governor-official General in October 1913.17 Governors-General have resided in Sydney at Admiralty House since 1935.
Both actual and virtual tours of the House and its surrounding grounds are available to visitors. But keep in mind that this location is still accessible to the public once a year. Take the virtual tour of the House instead if you can’t make it to the actual one. Visit www.gg.gov.au to find out more about the forthcoming Admiralty House open day. Book a Sydney city private tour with Sydney Top Tours to visit and explore Admiralty House in NSW.
109 Kirribilli Ave, Kirribilli NSW 2061, Australia