The Round House

The Round House

The Round House

Council continues to review the delivery of services from this premises. From 6pm on 25 March 2020, this site is closed to the public until further notice.

The Round House was built from 1873 - 1876 for Mr Henry Parker the superintendent overseeing the construction of the first bridge to span the Murray River.

Constructed of local sandstone and containing 14 rooms, a cellar and outbuildings, its distinctive hexagonal shape was the first substantial building in Murray Bridge.

It played a significant part in the early history and development of the township and on completion of the bridge in 1879 the Round House served for several years as a school, post office, church and council chambers.

From 1884 the Round House was placed under the control of the Railways Commissioner and for nearly 100 years the building was continuously occupied as a residence for senior administrative officers including bridge keepers, foremen and superintendents of the South Australian Railways.

The Round House remained the property of the Railways until 1988 when it was purchased by the Rural City of Murray Bridge.

Today, this unusual and distinctive hexagonal shaped residence welcomes visitors offering a taste of the history of Murray Bridge and spectacular views of the river and bridges.

State Heritage and National Estate listed, this building has been lovingly restored and is maintained by a dedicated team of volunteers.

It is located in the heart of the city adjacent to the bridges and walking distance from the CBD.

Bookings are required for weddings, wedding photos, tours, bus tours, school groups and general hire.

For enquiries, tour bookings or venue hire please call (08) 8539 1100 or email

To hire the Round House please click here for the The Round House Hire Form(142 kb)

Information on Events in the Rural City of Murray Bridge - Attachment B(143 kb)

The Round House Conditions of Hire - Attachment C(159 kb)

Events and Environmental Health - Attachment D(394 kb)

Function (hire of house and gardens) - full day$150
Function (hire of house and gardens) - half day$80
Weddings (hire of house and gardens) - service and photos$250
Weddings (hire of house and gardens) - photos only$50
Tour only - adult$5
Tour only - child$1
Tour only - family$10
School tours - per person$1
Group bookings - greater than 15 people (per adult)$3
Devonshire Tea offered to group bookings$5.50
Local resident with 1 paying customerFree

The Round House
Wednesday - Sunday and Public Holidays 11am - 3pm