Welcome to Cockatoo Island Marine Centre

From convict times, when Fitzroy Dock was constructed, and through its long association with the Royal Australian Navy during the 20th century, Cockatoo Island has developed a rich maritime history. Cockatoo Island Marine Centre is now continuing that tradition and returning the Docks Precinct to maritime use once more.

The Marine Centre offers the Sydney boating public a chance to connect with Cockatoo Island more than ever before. The busy café, right next to the Camber Wharf Visitor Marina makes for an ideal beginning or end to a day on the Island. Boat owners are welcome to drop in for a few hours, or stay overnight. And for those without a boat, the Marine Centre has a fleet of dinghies for hire, from two hours to all day, offering everyone a chance to explore the waterways of Sydney Harbour.

Come and visit us at Cockatoo Island Marine Centre, by foot or by boat, and help us bring Cockatoo Island’s rich maritime history back to life.

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Our Activities

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    Café & Bar

    For tasty food, excellent coffee, great wine, and a relaxing, family-friendly environment, come and visit us at the Marina Café. Read more
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    Island General Store

    Camping and forgot your toothbrush? On your boat and need refreshments? Kids bored & want a toy? Visit the Island General Store for all your essentials. Read more
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    Out for the day on your boat and looking for something to do? Visit us at Cockatoo Island. Berthing available for boats up to 30' in Camber Wharf. Read more
  • Boat Hire at Cockatoo Island

    Boat Hire

    Explore Cockatoo Island and beyond from the water in one of our hire boats. We can also collect you from the mainland. Read more
  • Dry Stack

    Dry Boat Storage

    Store your boat out of the water in a safe, convenient and central location and enjoy all the benefits of dry storage. Read more

Marina Map

MarinaMap3 Approach Cockatoo Island from the south, you will see a number of large cranes. Entry to the berthing areas are signposted: vessels under 30' (10m) should berth in the Camber Wharf Marina on the south, and vessels over 30' should enter Fitzroy Dock from the south east.Read More [+]