Continue to check this page for news and other updates about Cockatoo Island, including upcoming events and attractions.
The Harbour Trust is undertaking conservation works at Cockatoo Island’s Convict Precinct to amplify the heritage value of this iconic landmark.
We are very excited to share that, with the resumption of our volunteer program, our Visitor Centres at North Head Sanctuary and Cockatoo Island will re-open to the public next month!
The Harbour Trust is proud to be supporting its first major live entertainment event on Cockatoo Island in 18 months – Red Hot Summer Tour 2022.
Today marks the 20th anniversary of the Harbour Trust, established in 2001 to protect heritage sites in Sydney including Cockatoo Island. To celebrate this milestone, we are proud to share a series of videos telling the Harbour Trust’s story from the perspective of our community.
The Harbour Trust is celebrating the spring school holidays with an online arts and craft program for kids of all ages! To coincide with Biodiversity Month, we’ve curated a selection of fun activities that celebrate Aussie wildlife. This includes a FREE watercolour painting tutorial for kids. Hosted by illustrator Carlie Edwards (Earthdrawn Studio), this EXCLUSIVE online class is an opportunity for kids to channel their creativity into a painting of a cockatoo.
The Harbour Trust has released a Draft Concept Vision for Cockatoo Island informed by community feedback. Want to learn more and have your say? Complete the online survey, watch our webinar or attend a virtual workshop, yarning session or pop-up info session. Consultation closes 5pm on 11 June 2021.
Between 20 and 29 March, you can join in the Harbour Trust's 20th anniversary celebrations by attending a FREE tour or talk as part of our 'Rediscovery Days' program. This initiative also includes special events and promotions by our tenants. These events will showcase the natural and heritage values of the Harbour Trust's protected sites, including Cockatoo Island.
Due to the recent COVID outbreak, the Harbour Trust will delay the recommencement of our tours and the reopening of our visitor centre until Saturday 23 January.
Our program of regular tours will resume in January 2021. Tickets are NOW ON SALE for four tours: Ghost Tour (18+), Dark Past Tour (all-ages), Convict Escape Attempts Tour (all-ages) and Sandstone to Steel (all-ages).