Sydney Harbour 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.
Rodd Island in Iron Cove is a peaceful paradise that is the perfect location for a wedding ceremony, corporate picnic or incentive day. Relax in one of the lovely summer houses and enjoy spectacular views of Sydney Harbour Bridge.
- Venue is suitable for
- Arts and cultural events, corporate and MICE events, private party or function, wedding ceremonies and wedding reception
- Maximum people: 250
- Picnic tables, drinking water, toilets, electric power
- Available for hire 7 days a week
To make a booking or for more information, please email the Events and Venues Unit or phone (02) 9585 6570.
- Other Information
- This venue is also suitable for commercial and public events such as live performances, festivals and product launches.
Rodd Island, located in the sheltered waters of Iron Cove, just off Birkenhead Point, has a colourful history and boasts some of the best views west of Sydney. This perfect venue hire option is in the farthest west of the harbour islands within Sydney Harbour National Park.
While celebrating your special day, you and your guests can walk through the expansive gardens, enjoy a private waterside location and explore the historic buildings, including a dance hall and 2 summer houses. In 1879, Rodd Island became the first public recreation reserve in Sydney Harbour. It was also used as a biological laboratory and US army training ground during the Second World War.
A unique venue hire option offering island charm, Rodd Island is among Sydney’s best venues and is available for hire for weddings or corporate functions. The 1920s dance hall is available with exclusive hire of the island.
- 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 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 carpark: $8 per vehicle per day. North Head carpark: $5 per vehicle per day. There are pay and display machines that accept cards and coins - no change given. Chowder Bay Road parking: 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.
Landing fees or tour fees apply to visit Sydney Harbour islands. All public visitors to Shark, Clark, Goat or Rodd Island, or Fort Denison, 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.Buy annual pass