Bare Island Fort

La Perouse area in Kamay Botany Bay National Park

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Overview

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 business events, private party or function, wedding ceremonies and wedding reception
Capacity
Maximum people: 120
Facilities
Drinking water, toilets
Fees

$1060 for a 3 hour booking, which includes NPWS supervision. Additional time may be requested at extra charge.

Availability
Monday to Saturday, except 25 and 31 December and public holidays.
Bookings

To make a booking or for more information, please email the NPWS Events Team 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.

For directions, safety and practical information, see venue info

Current alerts in this area

There are no current alerts in this area.

Local alerts

For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/venues/bare-island-fort/local-alerts

General enquiries

Park info

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Venue info

All the practical information you need to know about Bare Island Fort.

Getting there and parking

Road quality

  • Sealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather

Parking

There is parking available in marked spaces along Anzac Parade. This is public parking and cannot be reserved for functions.

Public transport

Bus services stop near this venue. Contact the Transport Information Line on 131500 for more information.

Facilities

  • Please take all rubbish with you when you leave
  • There is no publicly available power

Toilets

There are 2 male and 2 female toilets

  • Flush toilets

Drinking water

Maps and downloads

Accessibility

Disability access level - hard

Permitted

Food and drink

  • You may bring your own food as well as portable gas barbeques fitted with drip trays for cooking
  • Commercial catering is limited to plates or platters of cold food such as sandwiches, antipasto, canapés, salads and cakes.
  • You may bring 1 bottle of wine or champagne for every 4 guests, and 1 case (24 cans or bottles) of beer or premixed drinks (375ml maximum) for every 20 guests.

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

Prohibited

Drones

Flying recreational drones is not permitted because this park is located within 5.5km of an airfield or helicopter landing site. The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) states that drones should not be flown within 30m of vehicles, boats, buildings or people, or within 5.5km of an airfield. Drones can also impact on public enjoyment and privacy, interfere with park operations, and may pose a threat to wildlife in some areas.

Please contact the park office for consent if you wish to fly a drone for commercial filming or photography purposes. For more information, see the Drones in Parks policy.

Pets

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

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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