Cockatoo Island is located in Sydney Harbour, and is the largest island within this area. It is located at the meeting point of Parramatta and Lane Cove Rivers and over the years it has been used for a diverse range of purposes, including a prison, a school, a reformatory and a large ship yard, with two dry docks.
Today, Cockatoo Island is open to the public every day, and is a multipurpose site that can be used for major events and exhibitions. Venue hire is available for corporate, community and public events. Cockatoo Island frequently hosts music performances and festivals that feature well-known artists. Visitors can enjoy the Sydney Harbour location, the fresh breeze of the ocean air, and the magnificent views, while enjoying a picnic, or accessing the barbeque facilities. A waterfront bar is also open to the public and tours
of the island are frequently conducted. This local landmarksupports an eccentric combination of entertainment, military and maritime features, culture and history