Host your next function with us!

The Australian Hotel can organise functions from 20 – 200 people. Whether you are having a small intimate function with friends and family or an extravagant corporate party, the hotel has a number of different areas available and can cater to all your needs.
We have a wide selection of food and beverage options to cater for your function needs.

Please email our Functions Manager at for more information.

Australian Wine Emporium

Complete with its old world charm, this quaint wine bar extends the great hospitality that the heritage pub is famous for. The Wine Emporium is furnished with timely wooden pieces which provide adequate seating and ensure everyone’s comfort. Why not move things around and enjoy an intimate casual affair.

The Alcove

The Alcove is located in the bottom bar of the hotel. It is the perfect space for a stand up cocktail function for up to 100 guests or a sit down dinner for 30. This area is a fantastic space for those who still want to soak up the atmosphere of the hotel. The Space consists of high tables than can be moved around to suit your needs.

The Ladies Parlour

The ladies parlour was the first place in Sydney where women were allowed to drink in a hotel. With its federation style feel, high ceilings and warm, cosy nature, the ladies parlour is the perfect spot for those who would like some privacy over lunch and dinner.

The Café

The café is the perfect spot to catch up with friends or colleagues in a casual setting. Located at the front of the hotel, overlooking Cumberland Street the cafe is a popular little spot to eat and drink.


What people are saying about The Australian

We walked past this pub on the way to our room and liked the atmosphere so went back for dinner. Lots of unusual pizza toppings-we got the crispy bacon-and great beers on tap. We went on a Friday night which was packed but we found a small table and people watched. What a blast!

I recently took a group of overseas students to The Australian for an Aussie lunch to celebrate the end of their course and it was a huge success! Our tables were ready for us, the wait staff were welcoming, friendly and helpful, the food arrived quickly and it was delicious. My students were thrilled to try kangaroo & crocodile pizza and there was much snapping on iPhones to send pics back home to mum! I would certainly recommend the food here and will certainly be back!

Brilliant selection of pizzas. Very tasty and quick. Beers were cold, what more could you expect! Great atmosphere throughout the pub and footpath. Great for a meal.

Book a Table

Bookings are welcome at all times, we have a number of indoor and outdoor options available. To send a booking enquiry, please click on the link below.


Shorty’s Liquor

Corporate & fine wine specialist

Contact Shorty’s Liquor today for all your corporate and private beverage needs