Fleet Base East Open Day

Date
25 February 2024

Time
10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Where
Cowper Wharf Road Woolloomooloo, NSW 2011

Website

Cost
Free (Tickets are required via the booking link above)

About this event

The Royal Australian Navy Fleet and HMAS Kuttabul are proud to host the 2024 Fleet Base East Open Day. On 25 February 2024, Fleet Base East will be open to the Australian Public!

As the home to the Navy’s largest concentration of warships and supporting units, the community is invited to visit Fleet Base East in Sydney’s inner east to embark in our flagship Landing Helicopter Dock HMAS Canberra, Guided Missile Destroyer HMAS Hobart and the Anzac Class Frigate HMAS Arunta. This event is a great opportunity to see the location of the Royal Australian Navy’s biggest ships and engage in a range of interactive activities!

NOTE: Final Access Times to Ships will conclude at 3pm, all guests are expected to be clear from the base by 4pm.

 

What to Expect:

  • Ship tours – Take a look at the ships keeping our shores safe
  • Elements of the Australian Amphibious Force
  • Clearance Diving Team One static display
  • Drill Demonstrations from the ADF’s Federation Guard
  • Australian Navy Cadets Stands
  • Enjoy live entertainment by the Royal Australian Navy Sydney Band
  • ADF Careers – learn all about how to join the Navy
  • Much more!

 

What to Know:

Due to the high demand of this event, tickets are required for entry and access will only be provided with a ticket for the allocated timeslot.

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.

All wharf areas are wheelchair accessible, unfortunately despite our best efforts, ship tours require steep ascents and descents are not suitable for wheel chairs or mobility impairments.

No pets allowed.

NOTE: Visitors must wear flat enclosed shoes as ship tours may involve steep stair wells, you will be denied entry if enclosed footwear is not worn.