Located in the iconic Quay West building, in the heart of The Rocks in Sydney, Karstens Sydney is an exceptional venue with extensive views of the Sydney Opera House and Circular Quay.


Karstens Sydney closes the gap between internal meeting rooms and hotel conference venues, by providing a bespoke and professional service and space. Unlike the standard “cookie-cutter” approach out there in the market, we go above and beyond to ensure that our service and space is specifically tailored to your needs, ensuring 100% satisfaction for each and every booking. Our singular focus has earned us the loyalty of many of the most discerning corporations, who entrust us to seamlessly deliver their most critical events. Karstens is the preferred venue for a large number of top 200 ASX-listed companies and many small to medium-sized businesses, law firms and associations.

At Karstens, people are our greatest strength and our point of difference. We’re proud to operate with a select roster of consummate professionals who go beyond to deliver excellence. Our team is inspired to deliver seamless events and is empowered to anticipate your needs and quickly react should any aspect of your time with us fall short of perfection.

Opened in late 2010, Karstens Sydney is located at Level 1, 111 Harrington Street, The Rocks in the Quay West building, formerly the head quarters of Barclay’s Bank. Karstens transformed this space into a truly executive training centre, offering 1,680 square metres of conference and meeting space over one expansive floor. The facility offers views of the Sydney Opera House, Circular Quay Ferry Wharf and has a multitude of comfortable break out areas to unwind and relax during event breaks.

Features & Benefits

  • Historic building, located in the heart of The Rocks
  • Expansive views of the Sydney Opera House and Circular Quay
  • Less than 5 minutes walk from Wynyard and Circular Quay Stations
  • The Four Seasons and Shangri La hotels across the road


In addition to Karstens Sydney, Karstens has a full-service offering across Australia and New Zealand, including the following venues:

  • Karstens Brisbane: Level 24, 215 Adelaide Street, Brisbane
  • Karstens Melbourne: 123 Queen Street, Melbourne
  • Karstens Auckland: Level 4, 205 Queen Street, Auckland

We also have the following affiliate venues:

  • Level 1, Cloisters, 863 Hay Street, Perth
  • 19 Young Street, Adelaide
  • 4 National Circuit, Canberra
  • 1 Macquarie St, Hobart
Client Testimonial

IG Australia had a requirement to carry out business continuity testing for its Melbourne operation, based in Collins Street. IG runs a sophisticated system to protect its computing resources, but needed a location in the Melbourne CBD that could be used in the event that its Collins Street offices ...

Mr Oliver Imre, Head of Business Development

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JHW started using the Karstens facilities for its Consulting Skills Workshops in 2007, and has now moved nearly all of its city based workshops to Karstens.  We have found that we have a partnership with Karstens, rather than the transactional nature of other training and conference facilities that...

John Williams, Director

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MYOB began their business relationship with Karstens around November 2009.  At the time we were seeking a new training centre to relocate from our office at Southbank and to commence training in January 2010. Needless to say everything had to be in place in a very short time with Xmas being just ar...

Stana Murrells, Training Administrator

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