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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.

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.

19 May 2020
Join us online for National Reconciliation Week (27 May to 3 June)

The Harbour Trust is taking a digital-first approach to National Reconciliation Week (27 May to 3 June) to enable all Australians to safely join us as we celebrate our First Nations community and advocate for a fairer, more inclusive nation. Our program includes a free webinar on Aboriginal trackers (27 May), a DigiTale on Bungaree, and a curated selection of music, films and kids activity sheets.

18 April 2020
New video celebrates Cockatoo Island's convict heritage

To celebrate World Heritage Day, the Australian Convict Sites Steering Committee have revealed a brand new video showcasing the Australian Convict Sites World Heritage Property, which includes Cockatoo Island's Convict Site.

8 April 2020
Complete the Harbour Trust's Visitor Survey 2020 for a chance to win a $150 voucher (T&Cs apply)

Complete our visitor survey for your chance to WIN one of four $150 food & beverage vouchers, valid at one of our cafés or restaurants on Sydney Harbour (T&Cs apply). Be quick, entries close Friday 19 June.