About Us

The Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts is the oldest operating School of Arts in Australia. Our members form a lively community that has existed since 1833.

We are a not-for-profit organisation, wholly owned by our members and are proud to have Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC, Governor of New South Wales and Mr Dennis Wilson as Joint Patrons.

Our History

Our History

The SMSA is the oldest operating Mechanics’ School of Arts and operates the longest-running lending library in Australia.

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Annual Reports

Annual Reports

The Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts 2021 Annual Report and Audited Accounts is now available as per the By-laws in hardcopy from the Library.

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Governance

Governance

The SMSA is governed by a set of By-laws which were adopted at a General Meeting of the Members on 29 October 2019.

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Contact

Contact

If you have any questions about SMSA venue hire, library services, membership, events or accounts please fill out our contact form and we will get back to you shortly.

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