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What's On

In Sydney and looking for something to do on the world's best harbour?

In addition to our program of regular tours, we host special events – from concerts and art exhibitions through to sports competitions and community open days – that celebrate the natural and heritage values of our sites. We also promote attractions from within our thriving community of tenants. You’ll find details of upcoming events and attractions below.

From Friday, 18 October 2019
Torpedoes Café at Sub Base Platypus

Sub base Platypus is envisioned as a community and work hub, with its historic spaces revealed, reimagined and reactivated. To celebrate our progress towards this vision, we are pleased to offer two exciting pop-ups: Studio A’s colourful ‘Home’ exhibition and Torpedoes – a café that seeks to ‘sink’ your hunger pangs and coffee cravings.

From Wednesday 23 October 2019
Middle Head Market

Operating every Wednesday from 8am to 2pm, the Middle Head Market is an opportunity for locals and visitors to enjoy a pleasant, country-style bazaar atmosphere together with breathtaking harbour views and live music.

Thursday, 21 November 2019
Trust Talk: Wildlife Health (Free)

Our final Trust Talk for 2019 will shine a light on the importance of wildlife disease prevention in Australia. Special guest speaker Tiggy Grillo, National Coordinator with Wildlife Health Australia (WHA), will discuss the national organisation's approach to enhancing and protecting the natural environment. Book tickets for this Free community event.

23, 24 and 30 November 2019
Dance Rites

The Harbour Trust has partnered with the Sydney Opera House to bring Dance Rites 2019 – a celebration of First Nations dance, music and community – to Cockatoo Island this month.  

23 November to 28 March
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 18 January
School Holiday Fun at Cockatoo Island

Between Saturday 21 December and Tuesday 18 January 2020, there will be an exciting program of school holiday activities including vacation care, immersive tours and historic crane demos.

Steam Crane Demo

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

Tuesday, 31 December 2019
Cockatoo Island NYE 2019 Experience

End 2019 on a high with our New Year's Eve Experience at Cockatoo Island. For one night only, ticketholders will have exclusive access to the island, either as a guest in our waterfront campground or one of our holiday houses or apartments.

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.