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In Sydney and looking for something to do? Head to the heart of the World's Best Harbour!
Saturday evenings
Sunset Sessions

Need some serious inspo for your summer playlist? You’re in luck – Sunset Sessions has returned to Cockatoo Island just in time for the hotter months!

21 December to 26 January
School holidays program

Between Saturday 21 December and Sunday 26 January 2020, there will be an exciting program of school holiday activities including vacation care, immersive tours and historic crane demos.

21 December and 11 January
Steam Crane Demo

Travel back to the era where steam ruled – attend an upcoming demonstration of one of our vintage steam cranes!


Sunday, 9 February 2020
Red Hot Summer Tour 2020

The Red Hot Summer Tour will marks its 10th anniversary in 2020 with a special show at historic Cockatoo Island. On Sunday, 9 February, Aussie rock legends Hunters & Collectors will lead an all-star line-up. James Reyne, the Living End, the Angels, Baby Animals, Killing Heidi and Boom Crash Opera will also perform. 

14 March to 8 June
NIRIN: The 22nd Biennale of Sydney

Nearly 100 artists, creatives and collectives are involved in the 22nd Biennale of Sydney, which runs from 14 March to 8 June. This year’s theme is NIRIN, a Wiradjuri phrase meaning ‘edge’, with a focus on Sydney as an expansive, global city comprised of vibrant, complex villages. Cockatoo Island will once again serve as an exhibition venue for the leading contemporary arts event, having attracted more than 850,000 visitors in 2018.