Callan Park

Find out about management of the park, and how you can use the park for activities or private ceremonies.

The former Rozelle Psychiatric Hospital site, commonly known as Callan Park, is a 60-hectare site on the Parramatta River in the Inner West Council Local Government Area. It is a historically significant place containing a mix of open space and heritage buildings used by the public for educational, health or not-for-profit purposes.

On 1 May 2019, responsibility for the Callan Park (Special Provisions) Act 2002 transferred to the Minister for Planning and Public Spaces.

The site is owned by NSW Health. The Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) is responsible for the care, control and management of certain precincts of Callan Park, including the waterfront and central park areas.

The Companion Animals Act 1998 applies to the publicly accessible areas of Callan Park, including its open space and foreshores. OEH has no regulatory and enforcement powers under the Companion Animals legislation. Under Section 6 of the Act, Inner West Council, as the relevant local authority, is the body accountable for regulating and enforcing the legislation.

Commercial filming and photography at Callan Park

OEH has and continues to support the screen sector by offering diverse landscapes and locations that are attractive to filming and photography, including permitting commercial filming in national parks.

Currently, OEH is not taking bookings for commercial filming in buildings or commercial filming of exteriors in Callan Park. This includes buildings 201 and 209. Please note, existing booked productions in buildings 201 and 209 will be honoured and filming for student (non-commercial) films in Callan Park will still be supported. OEH is currently reviewing this position with other relevant NSW government agencies.

If you have any questions regarding this, please contact

For student non-commercial films, please provide a copy of your current public liability cover or your certificate of currency and details of your proposed shoot via email to

Private ceremonies at Callan Park

To apply for permission to hold private ceremonies at Callan Park, please complete the application form (DOCX 81KB) and email it to

Page last updated: 27 May 2019