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Athol Hall

Sydney Harbour National Park

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Venue info

All the practical information you need to know about Athol Hall.

Terms and conditions

Please email Athol Hall for any special venue hire conditions.

Getting there and parking

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    Road quality

    • Sealed roads

    Vehicle access

    • 2WD vehicles

    Weather restrictions

    • All weather


    • There's parking in a sealed bitumen carpark on Bradleys Head Road, a short walk from Athol Hall, including 2 accessible parking spaces.
    • Guests may use the carpark, however it's not reserved for the event and will remain open to other park visitors.
    • Pay and display parking fees apply and parking is available on a first-in, first-served basis in designated areas.


    Please take all rubbish, including plant and food material, with you when you leave.


    • Flush toilets



    Maps and downloads


    Disability access level - no wheelchair access

    There are parts of Athol Hall and the surrounding grounds where assistance may be required:

    • There are around 12 steps leading up to the main entrance of the hall
    • The side entrance has 5 steps
    • There's a bitumen pathway that leads from the nearest carpark to the hall, but it has 3 steps going downward just after you cross Bradleys Head Road.
    • The large grassy area outside the hall has a moderate descending slope.

    There are accessible and ambulant flush toilets inside the hall. The doorways are double doors with lever handles.

    There are 2 accessible parking spaces in the carpark on Bradleys Head Road.

    For more information on accessibility please call Athol Hall on (02) 8218 8844.


    Food and drink

    Catering is permitted on arrangement with Athol Hall.

    Plant materials

    Petals, flowers and flower arrangements containing no seed material. A florist can arrange this for you on request.

    Structures, staging, furniture, amusements and decorations

    • Weighted free-standing decorative items such as bridal arches, red carpet and columns.
    • 15 chairs with rail-style legs
    • 3 tables no larger than 3m square

    Commercial filming and photography

    • 1 photographer, 1 photographer's assistant, 1 videographer and 1 videographer's assistant.
    • Commercial photography and video requires a small scale photography license

    Power, lighting and amplified sounds

    • 1 single speaker portable PA system or music player with an amplifier no greater than 50 watts
    • Volume must be kept at a level that does not interfere with neighbours or the public
    • Lighting may be approved on application, however bookings are available during daylight hours only.


    Tents and marquees are not permitted

    Camp fires and solid fuel burners

    Solid fuel barbecues are not permitted



    Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.


    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Map of Athol Hall, Sydney Harbour National Park. Image: OEH

    Park info

    • in Sydney Harbour National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
    • Sydney Harbour National Park is open sunrise to sunset but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

    • Park entry fees:

      Bradleys Head: $8 per vehicle per day. North Head: $5 per vehicle per day. Tap and pay card or phone payments accepted at pay machines. Coin payment available at Fairfax carpark machines only. Chowder Bay: Monday-Friday: $3 per hour, to a maximum of $16 per day. Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays: $4 per hour, to a maximum of $20 per day. If you hold an NPWS All Parks or Multi Parks Pass, you can park free for up to four hours per day - additional time can be purchased. Car parks operated by Sydney Harbour Federation Trust or Mosman Council are not covered by your pass. Please check signs carefully. Park’nPay: You can also pay for your visit to any area via the Park’nPay app.

      Other fees:

      Landing fees or tour fees apply to visit Sydney Harbour islands. All public visitors to Shark, Clark or Rodd Island, need to pay a $7 per person landing fee. To arrange, please contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS). Annual NSW Parks Passes do not cover landing fees.

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