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Convict Precinct

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7am to 11pm

  • Buildings 6, 10 and 15 have male and female toilets.
  • There is an accessible toilet in Building 6.

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.

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


Venue Details

Capacity: 300 to 500 people depending on event setup.

Size: 2162 m2 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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