Bare Island Fort
La Perouse area in Kamay Botany Bay National Park
Venue hire conditions
Organised events that can comply with current rules on public gatherings are allowed in NSW national parks. No other events can proceed until further notice.
Please get in touch with your NPWS event contact, the relevant local park office, or email the Events team to arrange bookings, cancellations or postponements.
Located in the La Perouse area of Kamay Botany Bay National Park, the historic Bare Island Fort is one of Sydney’s most picturesque outdoor wedding venues. Indeed, with its stunning backdrop, it’s ideal for any kind of event hire.
- Venue is suitable for
- Arts and cultural events, concerts and Festivals, corporate and MICE events, private party or function, wedding ceremonies and wedding reception
- Maximum people: 120
- Drinking water, toilets
- Monday to Saturday, except 25 and 31 December and public holidays.
To make a venue booking or for more information, please email the Events and Venues Unit or phone (02) 9585 6570.
To book a guided tour visit the Bare Island Fort tour page or phone 13000 PARKS (1300 072 757).
- Other Information
- This venue is also suitable for commercial and public events such as live performances, festivals and product launches.
Captain Cook first spotted the area now known as Bare Island in 1770, and referred to it in his journal as 'a small bare island'. The fort was built in the early 1880s to protect Sydney’s back door. It was in operation until 1908, after which time it became Australia's first war veterans' home.
Bare Island Fort’s structure provides a picturesque backdrop for any event, with spectacular scenic views over La Perouse. You may also recognise the island as the location for some thrilling action sequences in the Hollywood film, Mission: Impossible 2.
The water surrounding Bare Island Fort is also one of the most popular scuba diving sites in NSW, as well as a very popular location for snorkelling in Kamay Botany Bay National Park.
Take a virtual tour of Bare Island Fort captured with Google Street View Trekker.
- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- in the La Perouse area of Kamay Botany Bay National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
7am–8.30pm November to March.
7am–7.30pm April to October.
La Perouse park entry gate closed to vehicles between 7pm and 5am all year.
Areas may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
There are no park entry fees in La Perouse area but you'll need to pay to tour Bare Island. Park entry fees apply in the Kurnell area of Kamay Botany Bay National Park, only.Buy annual pass