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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...

Cockatoo Island has emerged as an iconic contemporary arts venue, having hosted everything from the Biennale of Sydney (since 2008) and SailGP (2019) through to the Festival of Dangerous Ideas (since 2018) and live performances by the likes of Lorde and John Farnham.

Our Industrial Precinct boasts three distinct event venues, while the Eastern Apron is an ideal backdrop for a largescale outdoor event. 

[Update: Our calendar is full of great events and exciting projects! So at this time, the Harbour Trust is unable to accept any more major event bookings for Cockatoo Island from October 2022 to January 2023.]

 

 

Industrial Precinct

Featuring exposed steel beams, cathedral-like ceilings and sandstone details, the buildings that comprise this historic precinct boast a gritty industrial character that will transport event attendees to the island's maritime era...

Turbine Shop

Location: Buildings 137, 150 and 153 (interconnected)

Capacity: 2000 people (cocktail event) or 850 people (seated)

Size: 717.02m² (Building 137), 2138.40m² (Building 150) and 293.99m² (Building 153)

Hours of use: 7am to 11pm

Toilets: There are facilities for nine males and six females in Building 150. There are also facilities for 13 males and eight females in Building 119, located a short distance from the Turbine Shop.

Accessibility: The Turbine Shop provides access for people with a mobility impairment. The nearest accessible toilets are located near the campground.

Naval Store

Location: Building 124

Capacity: 200 people (cocktail event) or 150 people (seated)

Size: 224.2m² (Building 124) and 100m² (waterfront area)

Hours of use: 7am to 11pm

Toilets: There are facilities for 13 males and eight females in Building 119, located a short distance from the Naval Store.

Accessibility: The Naval Store provides access for people with a mobility impairment. The nearest accessible toilets are located near the campground.

Convict Workshops

Location: Building 138

Capacity: Up to 500 people

Size: 773m²

Hours of Use: 7am to 11pm

Toilets: There are six male and six female toilets in Building 150, and 13 male and eight female toilets in Building 119.

Accessibility: The Convict Workshops provides access for people with a mobility impairment. The nearest accessible toilets are located near the campground.

Eastern Apron

Set against the dramatic backdrop of a sheer cliff face, the Eastern Apron is a magnificent waterfront area offering eventgoers a breathtaking harbour view...

Capacity: Up to 5000 people.

Size: 15,000m²​

Hours of use: 7am to 11pm

Toilets: There are facilities for four males and three females in Building 30, eight males and eight females in Building 33, 13 males and eight females in Building 119 and nine males and six females in Building 150. Building 33 also contains accessible toilets.

Accessibility:  The Eastern Apron has wheelchair access; however, owing to the island’s industrial heritage, there are uneven surfaces.

Image: © Invictus Games Sydney 2018/Getty Images

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