Renaissance Centre/Mount Saint Mary’s Convent For Sale

After sitting vacant for over a decade, the old Convent at Katoomba is set for an auction on the 23rd of July.

The building was built as a convent and used as a boarding school before being sold off. The site re-emerged as the Renaissance Centre for a short stint as a tourism/cultural centre before sitting empty since the 1990s.

Regular coverage in the media in 1998, 2001, 2002 and heritage listing in 2003 kept the site in the public eye. If you are curious to see inside and views from around the 4 acres of grounds, check out the listing

13 Responses to “Renaissance Centre/Mount Saint Mary’s Convent For Sale

  • glenn neal
    June 7th, 2010 00:39

    I understand the building require major works for it to be habitable. do you have a survey report of the existing building?

    Do you have any floor or site plans and what price are you expecting?



  • Vera
    August 15th, 2010 00:52

    was this property sold.. I only just found..
    been interested in it for a long time.. Vera
    Can u put me in touch with the buyer if it was sold..
    Thanks Vera

  • Dott
    September 13th, 2010 16:14

    Hi Vera – Did you find out if it was sold? We viewed it earlier in 2010. It hadn’t sold at auction in 2009

  • Dott
    September 13th, 2010 16:15

    Hi Glenn
    Real estate in Katoomba – Poulos – has floor plans if that helps?

  • Dott
    September 13th, 2010 16:16

    Yes, major works required to make habitable, unfortunately. Could throw a couple of million at it and wouldn’t get any change. It is such a beautiful old building – heritage listed.

  • mike
    November 8th, 2010 19:48

    In an update, there was a fire in the adjoining building last month: LINK

  • Dott
    January 1st, 2011 15:48

    Thanks for the update Mike – do you know what building was affected?

  • Cameron
    July 15th, 2011 15:52

    Hey, I’m a local filmmaker from the Blue Mountains and i’m curious who owns the place now. I’m wondering because I’d like to film a shortfilm in there because it’s absolutely perfect, but I don’t want to break laws and/or get fined for being in there without permission. I wouldn’t damage the place or anything, because I think it’s great. I see security company signs around it on the fence, I was going to call them but I have no idea if that company still monitor the place.

    Thanks in advance to anyone who can help.

  • Trudy
    May 6th, 2013 20:25

    Can anyone help me to find an old school mate we used to go to the Mount St mary coloege ,
    please email me at thanks

  • Trudy
    May 6th, 2013 20:26

    There must be a website that i can search for old school friends yeh . any help would be much appreciated

  • Suzanne Payne
    June 1st, 2016 11:53

    I am an ex student of Mt St Marys I boarded there 60 years ago Am interested to hear if there is an ex students association

  • admin
    June 3rd, 2016 22:26

    Suzanne, not sure about ex-students, but I’ll post it here if I find out anything. USe the ‘contact’ form here if you want me to keep your email address for the future.

  • Marion Lindsay
    October 23rd, 2017 14:17

    there is a site on facebook for former students called Mount St Marys College & Convent Katoomba

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