Hire the Coal Loader

With its distinctive mix of industrial heritage buildings, green open spaces, and stunning harbour views, The Coal Loader offers an opportunity to hold your next event, conference or meeting in a truly unique setting.

From unique underground tunnels, heritage sandstone buildings, and high-tech parkland areas we offer iconic venues for different budgets, requirements and occasions.

Determining your hiring needs

Social gatherings

Public access to parks and reserves is free. However, sometimes people may wish to use a park for a social gathering or special event, such as a wedding ceremony, birthday party or family reunion.

A permit is required for groups of sixty persons or more who wish to have a social gathering in a park or reserve.

Read more about permits for a social gathering in parks.


Ticketed events, exhibitions and markets

Organising an exhibition, market, or ticketed event? Check out The Platform or Tunnel One. Please contact the Bookings team to discuss your needs.


Conferences, classes, and meetings

The Mess Hall and Genia McCaffery Centre at The Coal Loader are available for hire for small private events. Please contact the Bookings team to discuss.


Large private events

Organising a corporate or ticketed event? The Platform or Tunnel One may be appropriate. Please contact the Bookings team to discuss your needs.



Read the accessibility specifications for each site at the Coal Loader.


Contact the Bookings Team at the Coal Loader

Telephone:(02) 9936 8100

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