Cockatoo Island’s Conference Centre, located in the Administration Building near the ferry wharf, can accommodate a total of 80 people across two meeting rooms and a conference theatre. Meanwhile, the Convict Precinct cinema is equipped with a projector, a five metre wide screen, surround sound and bean bag lounge chairs, making it a great informal space to screen training videos or presentations. The Conference Centre and Convict Precinct cinema are available for meetings and conferences daily from 8am to 5pm. (T&Cs apply)
Fee: $700 per day
Capacity: Up to 50 people
Fee: $550 per day
Size: 35.3m² (main room) and 30m² (breakout room)
Capacity: Up to 18 people
Fee: $450 per day
Size: 29.9m² (main room) and 9.7m² (breakout room)
Capacity: Up to 12 people
Fee: $350 per day
Capacity: Up to 35 people
Catering for your team or corporate group can be arranged with either of the island's cafés...
Societé Overboard – Corporate groups can organise catering with Societé Overboard, located just seconds from the Conference Centre. To discuss your requirements, contact the café directly on 0434 372 260.
Marina Café & Bar – Looking for a lunchtime breakout space for your corporate group? Marina Café & Bar offers catering (pictured) and venue hire for groups of up to 150 people. Located alongside Camber Wharf, this harbour-side hangout boasts a relaxed beer garden as well as a marquee with seating for 50 people. To book, call Marina directly on 0419 632 091.
Additional service – Tea and coffee stations can be arranged for groups of at least ten people at a cost of $5 per person (see: Booking form). For information about self-catering, see: Conferences and Meetings Fact Sheet.
Cockatoo Island has wheelchair access, toilet facilities (including accessible toilets), vending machines, an Opal card top-up machine and free Wi-Fi (enquire at the Visitor Centre).
Ferries – The easiest way to get to Cockatoo Island is by public ferry. The F3 and F8 services operate to Cockatoo Island daily, departing from Circular Quay and Barangaroo as well as from wharves along Parramatta River. For further information, see: Visit.
Parking spots – On-street parking is available near the ferry wharves at Woolwich, Greenwich, Chiswick, Huntleys Point, Drummoyne, Birchgrove and Balmain.
Sydney Event Cruises offer private transport to and from Cockatoo Island for small and large groups. A luxury limousine and large charge vessel hire can be arranged for groups of between 20 and 300 people, enabling your group to arrive in style to Cockatoo Island via Camber wharf. Call Sydney Event Cruises directly on 0407 973 508.
If you are planning on conducting a commercial activity, you will need to apply for a commercial activity permit at an additional cost (See: Permits and Approvals).
Most areas of the island are wheelchair accessible; however, there is a steep incline from the lower island to the upper plateau, and – owing to the island’s industrial heritage – there are uneven surfaces as well as some buildings not accessible by wheelchair.
Planning a business meeting or conference at Cockatoo Island? Here are some useful links...