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Eastern Apron

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7am to 11pm


Eastern Apron, Cockatoo Island, Sydney Harbour, NSW

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

Consisting of grass, concrete and relics of the island’s shipbuilding days, this functional open space can facilitate large structures and parked vehicles, and is also suitable for tents, marquees and set builds.


Venue details

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.

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Important update

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

Please ensure your event meets the current guidelines, and supply a COVID-19 Safety Plan with your application. Information on the requirements for COVID-19 Safety Plans is available below (via the NSW Government website):

N.Head Discovery 650X550