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FAQ's

How do I get to Cockatoo Island?

Public ferries

The easiest way to get to Cockatoo Island is by public ferry. The F3 and F8 services operate to Cockatoo Island daily, departing from Circular Quay and Barangaroo as well as from wharves along Parramatta River. For further information, including timetables, visit the Transport NSW website. You can also visit Cockatoo Island by water taxi, private boat or kayak.

Private transport

Sydney Event Cruises offer private transport to and from Cockatoo Island for small and large groups. A luxury limousine and large charge vessel hire can be arranged for up to 300 people, enabling your group to arrive in style to Cockatoo Island via Camber wharf. Call Sydney Event Cruises directly on 0407 973 508.

Can I bring my own food and drink?

Visitors are NOT permitted to bring alcohol onto the island. In other words, BYO alcohol is not permitted. We have a fully licensed bar to serve alcohol from and a food truck where we offer a variety of food.

Do you supply takeaway alcohol?

No, we are not permitted to supply takeaway alcohol and any alcohol purchased from us must be consumed on our premises.

What time does the bar close?

The bar closes 30 minutes before closing.
Our trading hours are the following:
Monday – Friday: 10am-3pm
Saturday: 9am-5pm
Sunday: 9am-4pm

Do you have toilets?

We have public toilets situated just behind our venue.These are accessible to the general public. There are no baby changing or disabled toilets in this block however there are the facilities in the additional toilet blocks around the island.

Is your venue accessible for those with mobility restrictions?

Yes, our venue is accessible to those who struggle with mobility. Our venue does not have any stairs so you can access any part of our venue however there are some uneven surfaces.

Is smoking permitted on Cockatoo Island?

Smoking is permitted with some exceptions. Visitors are not permitted to smoke within 5 metres of any building. Smoking is not permitted inside our venue so customers will have to step outside the venue to smoke.

Parking and mooring on the island?

Boat mooring

The privately-run Cockatoo Boat Storage offers casual berthing for private vessels at Camber Wharf on the island’s southern apron. To pay for casual berthing, head to Marina Café & Bar.. Overnight berths must be booked in advance by calling (02) 9940 0172 or emailing info@cockatoomarine.com.au. Bookings are not taken for casual daytime berthing and berthing is normally available, with the exception of the New Year’s Eve period. Most boats to 40′ can be accommodated but there are restrictions above 30′ length and 10m height, so call ahead to enquire about availability for overnight reservations. Fees are from $15 for 4 hours for a boat to 29′ and $35 for vessels 30’and above. Overnight berthing to 29’ is $65 and for vessels 30’and above is $95. Visit cockatoomarine.com.au for details and overnight bookings.

Car parking

There are no cars on the island. Street parking is available near the ferry wharves at Woolwich, Greenwich, Chiswick, Huntleys Point, Drummoyne, Birchgrove and Balmain. Check signage for any restrictions.

What happens if there is wet weather?

Our venue has large umbrellas and an all weather proof marquee to keep you dry if there is wet weather.

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    Reservations are not accepted for groups of 8 people or fewer. Please feel free to walk in for parties of 1-8 people. For bookings over 8 People, please call to reserve a table.