Volunteer Hotel

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Volunteer Hotel
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General information
Address214 Darling Street, Balmain, New South Wales

The Volunteer Hotel was a pub in the suburb of Balmain in the Inner West of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia.

The pub is named because of its association with a group of volunteer firefighters. The fire bell was located across the road in Darling Street and when it rang, the volunteers would gather and proceed on to the fire. Once their work was complete, they would meet at the hotel for refreshment.

The hotel closed in 1928 and from 1930 was the location of Mrs Riley's confectionery shop. It is now a private residence.


  • Davidson, B; Hamey, K; Nicholls, D; Called To The Bar - 150 Years of pubs in Balmain & Rozelle, The Balmain Association, 1991, ISBN 0-9599502-6-5.

Coordinates: 33°51′30″S 151°11′07″E / 33.858363°S 151.185351°E / -33.858363; 151.185351