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Convict Precinct

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7am to 11pm


Convict Precinct, Cockatoo Island, Sydney Harbour NSW

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One of 11 significant Australian convict sites inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, our Convict Precinct dates back to the 1840s.

There are striking landmarks well-suited to events, including the sandstone Mess Hall, the enclosed central courtyard, and the Military Guardhouse with sweeping views of Parramatta River.

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Venue details

Capacity: 300 to 500 people depending on event setup.

Size: 2162m² in total, 95m² (Building 1), 132m² (Building 3), 61m² (Building 4), 128m² (Building 5), 737m² (grassed courtyard) and 1009m² (enclosed central courtyard).

Hours of use: 7am to 11pm

Toilets: There are facilities for four males and four females in Building 6, for six females in Building 10 and 12 males in Building 15. Building 6 also contains one accessible toilet.

Accessibility: 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 steps into every building.

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Important update

Currently, we are only accepting event bookings that comply with the NSW Government’s COVID-19 public health orders... 

Please ensure your event meets the current guidelines, and supply a COVID-19 Safety Plan with your application. Information on the requirements for COVID-19 Safety Plans is available below (via the NSW Government website):

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