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Acquiring its name from the 1938 flying boats, the Empire Lounge is Australia’s first purpose built Seaplane Terminal. This world class venue hosts a luxurious Lounge, Terminal, discreet VIP space, Function area and flying boat museum. With water views surrounding this is Sydney’s next ‘it’ spot to spoil yourself or others, for Sydney locals or tourists alike. 

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Breathtaking Views

Unwind with breathtaking harbour views, a cocktail in hand, you’ll feel like you are on vacation in Sydney’s prestige water front venue. Offering floor to ceiling glass doors, plus an outside decking area, you can wait for your flight in style. 


We have arranged a simple menu of top quality local produce for your enjoyment. For a full menu or any restaurant enquiries please contact us on – or download our menu here

Or call us on 02 9388 2802


Looking for an out-of-the-box corporate function or private party? Why not book our VIP function space with the unique Seaplane experience as an added extra, this venue truly has it all. Have some special guests that want to stay under the radar? We have you covered with a discreet private VIP room.


The Empire Lounge Opening hours are as follows-

Monday- Wednesday 8am-6pm

Thursday-Sunday 8am-8pm

Open 7 days a week

We are open to Seaplane customers & the general public

10% surcharge on public holidays


Download our menu here


If we have a private event, and we need to close for any reason, we will advertise this on our Facebook Page.


Please note, we do not take table bookings for groups under 10 people

For Table bookings of 10 people or more we will take a $200 refundable deposit

Please call us on 02 9388 2802 for more details



The Empire Lounge is located in the Rose Bay Seaplane Terminal. See Getting to Sydney Seaplanes.

Phone: 1300 732 752 (within Australia)
International: +61 2 9388 1978
Facsimile: +61 2 9371 3705

Sydney Seaplanes Rose Bay Terminal 
Lyne Park, Rose Bay
NSW 2029 Australia