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North Head Sanctuary, North Head Scenic Drive, Manly NSW 2095
North Head Sanctuary offers distinct event venues that harken back to the era when the site formed part of the nation’s coastal defence system.
Our event venues at North Head Sanctuary are the Parade Ground, the Artillery Gym (Building 17) and the Artillery Shed (Building 239)...
Boasting a distinctive red gravel surface, the Parade Ground is the centrepiece of the Barracks Precinct – a collection of Art Deco buildings that occupy a significant place in Australia’s military history. At 7,920m² in size, the Parade Ground is suited to an array of events including concerts, markets, exhibitions, filming and photography, team building exercises and sporting events.
The Artillery Shed was an integral part of the School of Artillery and saw frequent use during World War II. Also referred to as the 'Hangar', this venue is 10 meters high and features two large sliding doors, which run on end-to-end on steel tracks. The shed has been restored by our volunteer team and is an ideal space for filming and photography, product launches and team building activities. Additional parking, for up to 20 vehicles, is located across from the Artillery Shed.
Part of the former School of Artillery, the Artillery Gym was once used as a recreational facility for service people residing at North Head Barracks. Located south of Building 1, this large, high ceiling space is ideal for filming and photography, including set builds, production base or storage. Internal facilities include two large squash courts and spacious upper mezzanine overlooking the entire gym.
Seeking to host an event or activation on Harbour Trust land or undertake filming at one of our sites? Read our Venue Use Guidelines for information...
This resource details the criteria for obtaining a permit and helps applicants determine whether their proposed event or activation will be deemed a low, medium, high impact or complex undertaking. It also provides guidance on every step of the application process – from submitting a venue hire enquiry through to the approval and delivery of an event or activation.
We recommend reading the guidelines in conjunction with the following:
The following table indicates the forms you will be required to complete as part of your application. The requisite forms are determined by the relevant event impact category and type as well as the agreement type issued to the event organiser.
[Note: Receipt of an application by the Harbour Trust does not constitute a confirmed booking. A booking will not be confirmed in the Harbour Trust calendar until the application has been fully assessed and approval granted.]
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Mosman NSW 2088