Discover our Grand Home near the heart of Brisbane City!

_AMP0905Newstead House has always been a location for hosting lavish parties and now you can host one here too! The Harris family, who lived at the property from 1862 for over 20 years, were well known for their entertaining. An affluent lifestyle with lavish entertainment prevailed and Newstead House was for many years the centre of Brisbane’s social life.

Today Newstead House continues this tradition and is available for exclusive hire.  From our elegant fountain courtyard, to wide verandas with river views, Newstead House has many wonderful settings for your  event.


We have been fortunate to receive substantial funding from the Queensland State Government for the restoration and refurbishment of Newstead House.  This is long overdue and ensures the future of our beautiful and iconic landmark.

Over the next twelve months Newstead House will begin an extensive $5.8 million restoration, renovation and conservation program. These works may include replacing Newstead House’s roof, and repairs to roof framing, windows, veranda joists, brick and stonework as well as drainage upgrades, salt removal treatment, soft furnishing repairs, and conservation work on the Newstead House collection.   To ensure safety for workers and the public during these works we will have to close Newstead House for a period of time in 2020.  We will not know the exact times of our closure until February 2020, when the full scope and timeline of the project is finalised.

Unfortunately we are unable to take new bookings after July 2020.

For further information please contact our Events Manager on:                events (at)