Sydney Area Navy Open Day

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Sydney Area Navy Open Day

The Sydney community will have the opportunity to experience Navy life when Garden Island holds the Sydney Area Navy Open Day.

A variety of warships will be open for tours including a frigate, a Mine Hunter Coastal as well as Australian Defence Vessel Ocean Shield.

The Open Day will also include interactive displays by Navy’s elite Clearances Divers and cooking demonstrations by Navy Cooks.

Visitors can experience the story of Australia’s Navy from colonial times to the present day with over 3000 artefacts on display at the Heritage Centre.

Entry to the Garden Island Navy Base and activities throughout the day, including entry to the RAN Heritage Centre, are all free. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

The Sydney detachment of the Navy Band will be performing classic swing tunes and popular hits throughout the day to entertain the crowds.

Navy recommends visitors use public transport, as there is no car parking available on-site.

The main entrance is on the corner of Cowper Wharf Road and Wylde Street, Woolloomooloo.

Event Snapshot

When:

  • On Saturday 03 November from 10.00 to 16.00

Where:

Garden Island Navy Base, Cowper Wharf Rd Woolloomooloo 2011
Contact: +61 2 6127 1997
Website: http://www.navy.gov.au
Notes: Unfortunately, due to ship design, wheelchair access to the warships is not possible. However a large variety of displays will be wheelchair accessible on the wharf.
Other Services: Disabled access

Cost:

Free

More Info:

Royal Australian Navy
Royal Australian Navy
+61 2 6127 1997

How to get to this event:

Navy recommends visitors use public transport, as there is no car parking available on-site. People can reach the base through the Garden Island Main Gate via the following means:

• Bus 311 from Central or Circular Quay;
• Ferry from Circular Quay Wharf Four (Watsons Bay) to the Garden Island wharf; or
• Train to Kings Cross station and walk 1.2km to the main entrance on the corner of Cowper Wharf Road and Wylde Street.

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Location

Garden Island Navy Base, Cowper Wharf Rd Woolloomooloo 2011

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