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Shark Island

Sydney Harbour National Park

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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.

For an island event on your doorstep, look no further than Shark Island in Sydney Harbour National Park. With lush grassy areas, scenic harbour views and a fascinating history, it's the perfect venue for hosting a Christmas party, music festival or concert.

Venue is suitable for
Arts and cultural events, concerts and festivals, corporate and business events, private party or function, wedding ceremonies and wedding reception
Maximum people: 800
Picnic tables, drinking water, toilets, electric power

$760 for a non-exclusive 3 hour booking, plus a $7 landing fee per person. For exclusive hire fees contact the NPWS Events Team.

Available for hire 7 days a week, except 22nd Dec to 2nd Jan and 26th Jan.

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

Situated in Sydney Harbour, just 1km from Rose Bay, 1.5ha Shark Island is one of Sydney’s most idyllic outdoor venues. It boasts amazing 360° views of Sydney Harbour, spacious grassy areas, picnic shelters and a gazebo, making it the perfect venue hire option for music festivals, corporate office Christmas parties or a wedding.

While enjoying the day’s celebrations, you and your guests can explore the island’s foreshore and grottos, hand-built in the early 1900s.

Take a virtual tour of Shark Island on Google Street View.

For directions, safety and practical information, see venue info

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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 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.

    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.

    Buy annual pass
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