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Domain Office

Domain OfficeErected in 1894, the Domain Office was the first building on the Domain not developed for bathing and spa purposes (it was built as the ticket office for the Domain).

The Domain Office on the Whitaker Street frontage was occupied as a doctor’s surgery for a number of years. The building has a typical late nineteenth-century façade with a more classical architectural style than the Edwardian buildings. It has had a variety of uses, including office, library, women’s waiting room, and is currently used as an i-SITE Visitor Information Centre.

At present the Information Centre’s opening hours are 9.30am to 5.00pm weekdays, and 9.30am to 4.00pm weekends and public holidays. Options for extending opening hours will be investigated as usage of the Domain increases.