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Event venues and conference spaces

arrow Update: Important info about our venues
With its distinctive mix of heritage architecture and stunning harbour views, Cockatoo Island offers an opportunity to hold your next event, conference or meeting in a truly unique setting.

From gritty industrial spaces on the waterfront through to striking sandstone buildings, we offer iconic venues for different budgets, requirements and occasions.

Event venues

Our indoor and outdoor venues at Cockatoo Island are ideal for a range of events, from corporate functions, commercial shoots and sporting displays through to art exhibitions and live music. 

UPDATE: The event venues at Cockatoo Island are fully booked from January to July 2020. Seeking to hold an event during this period? Consider the other amazing event venues offered by the Harbour Trust.


Conference spaces

Cockatoo Island is a unique and inspirational backdrop for business meetings and conferences, including team-building, training, planning and brainstorming days. 


Filming and photography

We offer ultra-low, low-impact and student filming and photography permits to shoot on Cockatoo Island. The location is also available for media shoots, and medium to high impact filming and photography, including feature films, TV series, commercial and fashion shoots.


Commercial activities

If you are seeking to undertake a commercial activity at Cockatoo Island, you will need to apply for a Commercial Activity Permit.


Important update

Currently, we are only accepting event bookings that comply with the NSW Government’s COVID-19 public health orders. 

  • Events with more than 150 attendees are NOT permitted and we will not be fielding enquiries for the remainder of 2020.
  • Wedding ceremonies are subject to the ‘one person per 4 square metre’ rule for indoor settings and the ‘one person per 2 square metre’ rule for outdoor settings. 
  • Commercial activities and low impact filming and photography MAY be permitted at our sites.

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