Bishop’s Lodge is an 1888 iron house designed by architect John Sulman and the first Bishop of Riverina, Sydney Linton. The building is surrounded by a heritage garden, featuring a remarkable collection of historic roses, some of which are unique to the garden.

Take a tour, browse in the gift shop and enjoy the tranquility of this unique property.

Bishop’s Lodge is located on Roset Street in Hay, NSW 2711.

Open Monday to Saturday, 2-4.30pm.

The grounds are open to the public daily, 10am-5pm.

Enquiries, group bookings and private functions:

Phone: 02 6993 1727


The Bishop’s Lodge Management Committee is proud to present our first ever annual program of music, art, food and workshops which aim to support and invigorate both regional and Australian creative talent. The program aims to inspire new audiences to travel to regional NSW and contribute to the cultivation and diversity of the Australian arts ecology.

Come and experience an artistic landscape of curated events which will entice the senses, open the mind and captivate the imagination. Hear the latest sounds from this year’s line-up of musical talent and indulge in the delicious offerings of local food artisans. Experience the work of established, emerging contemporary artists, and support creative collaborations from home-grown talent shaping the future of Australian arts and culture.

We look forward to seeing you in 2018!


The aim of the Bishop’s Lodge Artist In-Residency Program is to contribute to an on-going development of Hay’s relationships with Australian and international artists; and to assist in facilitating local, national and international cultural collaborations.

The program provides professional development opportunities for artists while promoting cultural understanding and development in regional and local communities. The program is currently open to Australian residents and international writers age 18 years and older – applications from emerging to established writers are welcomed.

Artist accommodation is located at the historic Bishop’s Lodge artist residence. View in galleries.

Expressions of interest are now being sought by the Bishop’s Lodge Management Committee.

Review the program guidelines and download an application form.

Contact Us

For more information about Bishop’s Lodge


Roset Street, Hay, NSW 2711