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Cost
  • From $450 to $700 per conference room
  • $350 for cinema hire.
  • Additional fees apply for commercial activities
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Hours
  • The Conference Centre operates from 8am to 5pm daily.
  • The cinema is available for hire between 8am and 5pm.
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Transport
  • Ferry
  • Water taxi
  • Private boat

 

For public transport information, visit the Transport NSW website.

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Location

The former Administrative Building, Cockatoo Island, Sydney Harbour

 

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Owing to its breathtaking harbour views and distinctive heritage character, Cockatoo Island is a unique and inspirational backdrop for business meetings and conferences, including team-building, training, planning and brainstorming days.

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. (Terms and Conditions apply)

Success Room

Fee: $700 per day

Size: 143m²

Capacity: Up to 50 people

Inclusions:

  • 50 Chairs and 10 Tables
  • AV, projector and screen,
  • Whiteboard with markers and eraser
  • Water Station, mints, writing pads and pens.
  • Wi-Fi and ethernet port
  • Heating and fans
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Huon Room

Fee: $550 per day

Size: 35.3m² (main room) and 30m² (breakout room)

Capacity: Up to 18 people

Inclusions:

  • Board table with 18 chairs
  • Smart television
  • Whiteboard with markers and eraser
  • Water Station, mints, writing pads and pens.
  • Wi-Fi and ethernet port
  • Heating and fans
  • Lounge area (in adjoining breakout room)
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Clarence Room

Fee: $450 per day

Size: 29.9m² (main room) and 9.7m² (breakout room)

Capacity: Up to 12 people

Inclusions:

  • Board table with 12 chairs
  • Smart television
  • Whiteboard with markers and eraser
  • Water Station, mints, writing pads and pens.
  • Wi-Fi and ethernet port
  • Heating and fans
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Convict Cinema

Fee: $350 per day

Size: 60m²

Capacity: Up to 35 people

Inclusions:

  • A projector, a five-metre wide screen, a DVD player and surround sound
  • 25 Mojo bean bag lounge chairs
  • Trestle table and 10 chairs (available upon request)
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Catering services

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. You can view Societé's catering menu here. To discuss your food and beverage 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 information

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.

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Private transport

Arrive at your conference in style...

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

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Additional info

Commercial activity: 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).

Island amenities: 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)

Parking spots: On-street parking is available near the ferry wharves at Woolwich, Greenwich, Chiswick, Huntleys Point, Drummoyne, Birchgrove and Balmain.

Island conditions: 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.

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