General visitors are welcome to bring a picnic and enjoy views of Sydney Harbour.
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said in a statement:
“I am pleased to invite visitors to the Kirribilli House Open Day on Saturday 3 June. While Kirribilli House is the Prime Minister’s official residence in Sydney, the Australian people are its true custodians.
As per the invite, along with Admiralty House, Kirribilli House grounds and gardens will be open to the public from 10:00am – 2:00pm.
Since 1957, Kirribilli House has been a Commonwealth property for special occasions and official purposes, including as an official residence.
Countless international dignitaries, including India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, have visited for bilateral talks and official events.
For the Kirribilli House and Admiralty House Open Day no registration is required.
The general public can just come and tour the historic houses, explore the beautiful grounds and learn about the histories of the properties at their leisure.
People can also stand where many world leaders have before and take a photo with the magnificent Opera House and Harbour Bridge in the background.
“There is room to spread a picnic rug and for children (and adults!) to run around and enjoy the atmosphere and views that both houses have to offer.”
In addition, the government had authiorised food and beverage vendors at Admiralty House in case guests forget to bring their own picnic.
Please note that pets are not permitted, however, service and support dogs are welcome.
Entrance for this once-in-a-lifetime picnic will be via the Admiralty House main gates, and bag checks will be in place. There is also no onsite parking so do plan ahead.