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Eastern Apron

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7am to 11pm

  • Building 119 and 150 have male and female toilets.
  • Accessible toilets are located near the campground.

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.

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


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. 

  • 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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