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Welcome to Cockatoo Island's online newsroom.

Continue to check this page for news and other updates about Cockatoo Island, including upcoming events and attractions.

7 December 2021
Tours to resume in January – book tickets now

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).

2 December 2020
Cockatoo Island's heritage cranes featured on Google Arts & Culture

The Harbour Trust has today made its debut on the Google Arts & Culture platform with six digital exhibitions showcasing the beauty and heritage of protected sites on Sydney Harbour, including Cockatoo Island.

18 November 2020
Have your say on a site next to Cockatoo Island: Snapper Island

The Harbour Trust is seeking community feedback about Snapper Island, which is located next to Cockatoo Island. A Discussion Paper has been released together with a supporting draft (non-statutory) Conservation Management Plan (CMP). Have your say about Snapper Island, and the Discussion Paper and draft CMP, by Wednesday 16 December 2020.

28 October 2020
Join us online for NAIDOC Week (8 to 15 Nov)

As part of NAIDOC Week 2020 (8-15 Nov), we are pleased to present an online program of activities that celebrates the significance of our sites for First Nations Peoples.

29 September 2020
Minister Ley announces $40.6 million in funding for the Harbour Trust

The Minister for the Environment, the Hon Sussan Ley MP, has announced $40.6 million in funding for the Harbour Trust to support our work in rehabilitating important sites under our stewardship.

28 September 2020
F8 Cockatoo Island Ferry will resume from Woolwich Wharf on 30 September

Woolwich Wharf will reopen on Wednesday 30 September following the completion of major works to provide the community with a modern, accessible ferry wharf.

31 July 2020
Celebrating 10 years: Australian Convict Sites World Heritage Property

Ten years ago, the Cockatoo Island Convict Site was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List together with 10 other remnant convict sites from across Australia.

29 May 2020
Woolwich Wharf upgrade works begin 10 June

Woolwich Wharf will be temporarily closed from Wednesday 10 June 2020 while the NSW Government constructs a modern, accessible ferry wharf for the local community.Ferry services will be temporarily relocated to Clarke Road Wharf (also known as the Deckhouse Wharf) during this period.

27 May 2020
Biennale of Sydney reopening at Cockatoo Island on 16 June

In light of the NSW Government’s decision to permit galleries and museums to reopen to the public from June, the Biennale of Sydney exhibition at Cockatoo Island will relaunch for an extended, twelve-week run on Tuesday 16 June.