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Pictured: Mould Loft, Main Floor, Upper Island
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  • From $450 to $1000 per conference room
  • $350 for cinema hire.
  • Additional fees apply for commercial activities

Meeting and conference spaces (incl. cinema) available 8am to 5pm daily.

  • Ferry
  • Water taxi
  • Private boat


For public transport information, visit the Transport NSW website.

  • Success, Huon & Clarence Rooms: Former Administrative Building, Lower Island 
  • Mould Loft: Ship Design Precinct, Upper Island
  • Cinema: Convict Precinct, Upper Island


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Owing to its breathtaking harbour views and heritage character, Cockatoo Island is an inspirational backdrop for business meetings and conferences, including team-building, training, planning and brainstorming days...

Seven conference and meeting spaces are available across the island's three venues – the Conference Centre, Mould Loft and Convict Cinema. These venues can be booked daily from 8am to 5pm. (T&Cs apply)

Conference Centre

Located in the Administration Building near the ferry wharf, our Conference Centre can accommodate 80 people across two meeting rooms and a conference theatre...

'Success' (conference theatre)

Fee: $700 per day

Size: 143m²

Capacity: Up to 50 people


  • 50 Chairs and 10 Tables
  • AV, projector and screen,
  • Whiteboard with markers and eraser
  • Water Station, mints, writing pads and pens.
  • Wi-Fi and ethernet port
  • Heating and fans
'Huon' (meeting room)

Fee: $550 per day

Size: 35.3m² (main room) and 30m² (breakout room)

Capacity: Up to 18 people


  • Board table with 18 chairs
  • Smart television
  • Whiteboard with markers and eraser
  • Water Station, mints, writing pads and pens.
  • Wi-Fi and ethernet port
  • Heating and fans
  • Lounge area (in adjoining breakout room)
'Clarence' (meeting room)

Fee: $450 per day

Size: 29.9m² (main room) and 9.7m² (breakout room)

Capacity: Up to 12 people


  • Board table with 12 chairs
  • Smart television
  • Whiteboard with markers and eraser
  • Water Station, mints, writing pads and pens.
  • Wi-Fi and ethernet port
  • Heating and fans

Convict Cinema

Located in the historic Convict Precinct, our cinema is equipped with features a large screen, surround sound and bean bag chairs, making it a great informal space to screen training videos or presentations...

Fee: $350 per day

Size: 60m²

Capacity: Up to 35 people


  • A projector, a five-metre wide screen, a DVD player and surround sound
  • 25 Mojo bean bag lounge chairs
  • Trestle table and 10 chairs (available upon request)
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Mould Loft

Located in the historic Ship Design Precinct, the Mould Loft can accommodate up to 250 people across three adjoining venues...

Main floor

Fee: $1000 per day

Size: 680 m²

Capacity: 100 persons


  • 100 Chairs
  • 10 Trestle Tables
  • Ceiling fans
Upper floor

Fee: $800 per day

Size: 680 m²

Capacity: 100 persons


  • 100 white plastic chairs
  • DVD and Projector (DVD player only)
  • Ceiling fans
Studio space

Fee: $500 per day

Size: 137m²

Capacity: 50 persons


  • 50 Chairs
  • 5 Trestle Tables
  • Ceiling fans
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Have a memorable offsite experience at Cockatoo Island – book one of our meeting or conference spaces! [NOTE: To request the Mould Loft, complete the Mould Loft Hire Form]
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Additional info

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Catering for your team or corporate group can be arranged with either of the island's cafés...

Societé Overboard – Corporate groups can organise catering with Societé Overboard, located just seconds from the Conference Centre. To discuss your requirements, contact the café directly on 0434 372 260.

Marina Café & Bar – Looking for a lunchtime breakout space for your corporate group? Marina Café & Bar offers catering (pictured) and venue hire for groups of up to 150 people. Located alongside Camber Wharf, this harbour-side hangout boasts a relaxed beer garden as well as a marquee with seating for 50 people. To book, call Marina directly on 0419 632 091.

Additional service – Tea and coffee stations can be arranged for groups of at least ten people at a cost of $5 per person (see: Booking form). For information about self-catering, see: Conferences and Meetings Fact Sheet.

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Cockatoo Island has wheelchair access, toilet facilities (including accessible toilets), vending machines, an Opal card top-up machine and free Wi-Fi (enquire at the Visitor Centre).

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Ferries – The easiest way to get to Cockatoo Island is by public ferry. The F3 and F8 services operate to Cockatoo Island daily, departing from Circular Quay and Barangaroo as well as from wharves along Parramatta River. For further information, see: Visit.

Parking spots – On-street parking is available near the ferry wharves at Woolwich, Greenwich, Chiswick, Huntleys Point, Drummoyne, Birchgrove and Balmain.


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Sydney Event Cruises offer private transport to and from Cockatoo Island for small and large groups. A luxury limousine and large charge vessel hire can be arranged for groups of between 20 and 300 people, enabling your group to arrive in style to Cockatoo Island via Camber wharf. Call Sydney Event Cruises directly on 0407 973 508.

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If you are planning on conducting a commercial activity, you will need to apply for a commercial activity permit at an additional cost (See: Permits and Approvals).

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Most areas of the island are wheelchair accessible; however, there is a steep incline from the lower island to the upper plateau, and – owing to the island’s industrial heritage –  there are uneven surfaces as well as some buildings not accessible by wheelchair.

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Helpful links

Planning a business meeting or conference at Cockatoo Island? Here are some useful links...