Staff common room
A delightful club for University staff and PhD candidates. Members enjoy discounts, facilities, a subsidised bar, and event invitations at Old Government House.
About the club
The Staff Common Room Club has been located in Old Government House since 1971.
Established to help promote collegiality and social interaction among University staff and PhD candidates, members can enjoy the facilities at the Buttery Bar and efficient service in a streamlined café.
Club members and their guests enjoy access to a comfortable dining experience, exclusive bar facilities, and a relaxed environment situated on picturesque University grounds.
As a club member, you’re entitled to:
- Subsidised café and bar
- Billiards room
- Reading lounge
- Meeting rooms
Discounted venue hire
Club members can also take advantage of discounted venue hire rates, should you wish to hire rooms for private functions such as weddings, anniversaries, or informal meetings.
Visit our Old Government House room hire page for more information.
The Staff Common Room Club hosts a number of social functions each year, including wine tastings, whisky tastings, and Strawberry and Champagne socials.
We can also cater for private functions, from 10 to 200 guests.
Who can join?
- University staff with a minimum 12-month contract
- Full fee-paying members of the University of Auckland Society
- PhD candidates
Please note: The Staff Common Room Club reserves the right to limit the number of approved Society applications at any time.
(per calendar year)
If you’d like to apply for membership, please download, complete, and return one of the application forms below:
The café is available to all staff members, with club members enjoying subsidised prices. Bar facilities are for members and guests only.
- Monday to Friday, 8am-3pm
The Buttery Bar
- Monday to Thursday, Noon-3pm and 4pm-7pm
- Friday, Noon-9pm
For more information about membership, the club or Old Government House, please contact:
Staff Common Room
Old Government House
Phone: +64 9 923 5341