Goat Island is a 400mx200m island located in Sydney Harbour, off the coast of inner-west suburbs of Balmain and Millers Point. The island has an incredibly rich history, and since 1831 has been used as a sandstone quarry, convict stockade, naval and gunpowder arsenal, police and fire station and has even hosted concerts for international music figures Midnight Oil and Green Day!
Nowadays the island is maintained by the Sydney Harbour National Parks service, and is accessible by the Matilda Ferry service for self-guided tours. Guided tours that provide a more detailed history of the island and include a cruise of Sydney Harbour can similarly be booked through the National Parks and Wildlife Service.
Goat Island is located in Sydney Harbour, off the shores of Balmain and Millers Point.
Admissions to the island are free for self-guided tours; however the ferry to the island will cost $20 for adults and $17 for children 5-14 years old.
Who Should Go:
Goat Island is suitable for visitors of all ages.
How to Get There:
The Matilda Ferry service departs from Circular Quay at the Harbour Master Steps every 45 minutes, with the first stop being Goat Island.
Look below for a list of events and activities happening around the Goat Island.
Goat Island - Open / Closed
- SUN open
- MON open
- TUE open
- WED open
- THU open
- FRI open
- SAT open
Details may change at any time. Please verify with the event coordinator or venue before making plans or arrangements. If you see a mistake, report any inaccurate information here