From the late 1900s until the end of the 20th century, the site met the energy needs of Sydney’s North Shore (1877-1937) and contributed to the defence of Australia (1942-1999). Eager to journey through this layered history? Book tickets to our all-ages Sub Base Stories Tour!
Running select Saturdays each month, this 60-minute tour is an opportunity to explore a historic destination that was off-limits to the public for 150+ years! Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, you’ll explore the lower and upper levels of Sub Base Platypus, including the Torpedo Factory Precinct.
Unveiled in September 2023, this contemporary precinct boasts a decommissioned Mark VIII torpedo, amongst other historical artefacts, as well a sweeping view of neutral Bay and an original, 3 piece artwork that celebrates Country.
Note: Our Sub Base Stories Tours will be available until 9 December 2023. We look forward to offering these tours again from 10 February 2024.
Book tickets for our regularly scheduled tours or arrange a private tour for your group.
Note: Tours on Remembrance Day (11 Nov) will run at 1pm and 3pm instead of 11am and 1pm. Tours will be available until 9 December 2023. We look forward to offering these tours again from 10 February 2024.
Subject to guide availability, we accept private group bookings from Monday to Friday. To request a private group tour, complete our enquiry form.
Note: Bookings are required no fewer than 10 business days in advance of the requested date. All enquiries will receive a response within 5 business days. Tours will be available until 15 December 2023. We look forward to offering these tours again from 15 January 2024.
For information about getting here, including by public transport, see: Visit us.
If you're driving to Sub Base Platypus, please note that parking fees are NOT included in the ticket price. Parking on site is free for the first hour and $5 after that for a maximum of 3 hours.
To exchange your ticket(s) or request a refund, please contact our ticket solutions provider, Ticketbooth, via their support webpage: support.ticketbooth.com.au/contact/
Learn more about Sub Base Platypus and other heritage sites protected by the Harbour Trust.