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North Head Sanctuary, North Head Scenic Drive, Manly NSW 2095

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Located at the northern entrance to Sydney Harbour – just a short drive from Manly Beach – 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.

Three event venues are currently available at North Head Sanctuary; namely, the Parade Ground, the Artillery Gym (Building 17) and The Artillery Shed (Building 239).  

Parade Ground

Located within the Gunners Barracks precinct, the Parade Ground boats a 7,920m² large outdoor space. It has the capability to host an array of events including concerts, markets, exhibitions, filming and photography, team building exercises and sporting events.

Capacity: Up to 2,500 people

Size: 7,920m²

Hours of use: 7am to 10pm

Toilets: Public toilets are located at nearby Building 1.


Artillery Shed

The Artillery Shed was an integral part of the School of Artillery and saw frequent use at the height of World War II. Also referred to as the Hangar, the Artillery Shed 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.

Capacity: Up to 200 people

Size: 495.6m²

Hours of use: 7am to 6pm

Toilets: Public toilets are located next to North Fort Visitor Centre.


Artillery Gym

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.

Size: 842.7 m² (Ground floor level) and 200 m² (Mezzanine)

Hours of use: 7am to 8pm

Toilets: Public toilets are located at nearby Building 1.

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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):

N.Head Discovery 650X550