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What's On

In Sydney and looking for something to do?

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.

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.

31 August to 8 September
History Week 2019

Running from 31 August until 8 September, History Week 2019 (NSW) is a great opportunity for the community to engage with the layered narrative of Sydney Harbour. During this week-long celebration, the Harbour Trust will host a program of events guaranteed to capture the imaginations of history buffs and other attendees.

28 SEPTEMBER TO 13 OCTOBER
School Holiday Program at Cockatoo Island

These school holidays, escape with friends and family to the heart of Sydney Harbour!

To be announced...
Steam Crane Demo

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

Saturday, 19 October
Headland Artists Open Studios Day

Georges Heights, Mosman is home to a thriving community of painters, potters, sculptors and photographers located alongside Frenchy’s Café. Attend an upcoming Open Studios Day to meet and purchase works from local artists.

Saturday, 9 November 2019
One Electric Day (featuring John Farnham and special guests)

John “The Voice” Farnham will be headlining the One Electric Day festival at Cockatoo Island this November. The all-Aussie rock event (1:30pm to 9:30pm) will also feature performances from James Reyne, Jon Stevens, Vanessa Amorosi and Southern Sons.

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.