Customs House has new owner

By Grace Ormsby|10 April 2019

Sydney’s Customs House has been purchased by the city from the Commonwealth of Australia.

Firm: Massons (City of Sydney;, MinterEllison (the Commonwealth of Australia)

Deal: The City of Sydney has purchased heritage listed Customs House from the Commonwealth of Australia.

Value: Undisclosed

Area: Property, Real Estate

Key players: Massons’ team was led by partner Leisha de Aboitiz with lawyer Jack Vidler.

Deal significance: Customs House at Circular Quay is one of Sydney’s most iconic, heritage-listed buildings, Massons has said.


First opened in 1845, it was home to the Australian Customs Service for 145 years, a statement said.

Customs House has new owner
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