Fleet Base East open day

Aerial view of HMAS Kuttabul.

Navy is excited to welcome you to the Fleet Base East Open Day 2024!

With the largest concentration of warships and supporting units, the community is invited to visit Fleet Base East in Sydney’s inner east. This is a fantastic chance to see one of our largest fleet bases up-close.

Whether you’re a history aficionado, a ship enthusiast, keen on joining the Navy, or just looking for a fun afternoon, all are welcome! Tickets are available through Eventbrite.

What to expect

  • Ship tours – Take a look at the ships keeping our shores safe
  • Landing Helicopter Dock, HMAS Canberra
  • Elements of the Australian Amphibious Force
  • Guided Missile Destroyer, HMAS Sydney
  • Anzac-class Frigate HMAS Arunta
  • Clearance Diving Team One static display
  • Maritime Deployable Robotics and Underwater Systems Experimentation Unit static display
  • Meet & Greet – Hear stories from #OurPeople, what the Navy means to them
  • Enjoy live entertainment by the Royal Australian Navy Sydney Band
  • Defence Force Recruiting – learn all about how to join the Navy

What to know

  • Navy is unable to provide onsite parking. Public transport is highly recommended.
  • For Drivers – We recommend parking at Wilsons Domain Carpark (20 minute walk).
  • For Commuters – Disembark at Kings Cross Railway Station (20 minute walk), or take the 311 Bus Cowper Wharf Roadway from the city and Eastern Suburbs.
  • Entry to Fleet Base East is via the main gate at the end of Cowper Wharf Road and exit is via the gate adjacent to Harry’s Café de Wheels.
  • No alcohol permitted. Food and drink will be available for purchase. Visitors are welcome to bring food and drink. 
  • Bag searches will be conducted as a condition of entry.
  • Ship tours are extremely popular and there may be wait times. Monitor the weather, bring appropriate protection, and have some drinking water – protected spots will be limited.
  • Visitors must wear flat enclosed shoes – ship tours may involve steep stair wells.
  • All wharf areas are wheelchair accessible, despite best efforts, ship tours require steep ascents and descents are not suitable for wheel chairs or mobility impairments.
  • No pets allowed.



25 February 2024,
10:00 am – 2:30 pm


Fleet Base East, Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo, Sydney
New South Wales