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- Book A Venue
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Book A Venue
The Sydney Harbour Federation Trust has unique spaces available for hire on Cockatoo Island. Our Event Account Managers can help you choose the perfect venue for your special event. Here's what to do next if you are interested in one of our venues.
- Fact find on our website
Our venue information sheets located on the venue pages of this website contain important information to help you plan an event on Cockatoo Island
- Contact the Trust
Contact our Event Account Managers to discuss the costs and suitability of the proposed event along with the availability of your preferred venue. With a range of venues available, there may be an alternate location that you hadn't even considered. Email the Event Account Manager or call (02) 8969 2100.
- Inspect the venue
Following your initial enquiry, we will arrange a time for you to visit the island and inspect the venue. Your Event Account Manager can assist you with questions on the suitability of the venue for your proposed event.
- Review the Event Guidelines document
Review the Event Guidelines document [PDF 1181KB] for key information on the process required to take your event from application to approval and execution. Given the historical and community significance of our site, it is important that you understand the logistical and operational requirements for use of the venue.
- Talk to your suppliers
Have a chat with any suppliers that you may use to host the event on the island, including suppliers for barging, transport, acoustic consultants, caterers and cleaners. Your Event Account Manager can provide you with a list of Key Contacts who regularly work on Cockatoo Island.
Remember, the Trust has event equipment available for hire on Cockatoo Island. Complete the Events Equipment Hire Form [PDF 2177KB].
- Complete the Event Application Form
Once you have read the Event Guidelines document [PDF 1181KB] please complete the Event Application Form [PDF 735 KB] with specific details about your event. Remember to save the PDF form to your personal computer as you complete it.
- Submit your proposal and pay the required fees
We recommend that you submit your Event Application Form as early as possible to make sure that your chosen venue is available and that there is enough time for us to process your application. We recommend 12 weeks for larger events and two weeks for smaller events.
Email your proposal to email@example.com or post to: Event Department, Sydney Harbour Federation Trust PO Box 607 Mosman NSW 2088.
What happens next?
If your Event Application Form is approved, we will then prepare a license agreement for you to sign. This agreement will outline the requirement for you to submit a full event plan including specific details of all aspects of your event production.
Your event will receive final confirmation upon our approval of your Event Plan Documentation and payment of all outstanding fees.