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Event venues and conference spaces

With its distinctive mix of heritage architecture and stunning harbour views, Cockatoo Island offers an opportunity to hold your next event, conference or meeting in a truly unique setting...

From gritty industrial spaces on the waterfront through to striking sandstone buildings, we offer iconic venues for different budgets, requirements and occasions.

Event venues

Our diverse venues at Cockatoo Island are ideal for a range of events, from corporate functions, commercial shoots and sporting displays through to art exhibitions and live music...

From gritty industrial spaces on the waterfront through to striking sandstone buildings that date back to the convict era, Cockatoo Island offers iconic venues for different budgets, requirements and occasions.

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Conference spaces

Cockatoo Island is a unique and inspirational backdrop for business meetings and conferences...

Seven conference and meeting spaces are available across the island's three venues – the Conference CentreMould Loft and Convict Cinema. These venues can be booked daily from 8am to 5pm. 

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Filming and photography

An opportunity to undertake filming and photography against an iconic backdrop on Sydney Harbour…

We offer low-impact and student filming and photography permits to shoot at our locations. Key sites are also available for media shoots, and medium to high impact filming and photography, including feature films, TV series, commercial and fashion shoots.

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Commercial activities

If you are seeking to undertake a commercial activity at one of our locations, you will need to secure the approval of the Harbour Trust...

A commercial activity includes (but is not limited to) an activity where the primary purpose is to make a profit; an activity where an individual (e.g. a sports coach, tour guide) is remunerated for providing a service; and free-of-charge activities, tours, courses or transport offered in conjunction with a commercial product or service.

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