Youth Forum Venue

The GA2020 Youth Forum will be held on Cockatoo Island, in the famous Sydney Harbour.

Cockatoo Island combines Aboriginal, colonial and industrial histories, tourism, adaptive reuse, accommodation, cuisine, commercial enterprises, movie-making memorabilia, art and culture. Part of the Australian Convict Sites World Heritage property and an Australian National Heritage place, Cockatoo Island is an exemplary example of how heritage is fit and vital for the future.

Off-limits for more than one hundred years, Cockatoo Island welcomes you to a new chapter in its long and illustrious story. Retaining all its character and heritage from decades of human endeavour by convicts and shipbuilders alike, Cockatoo Island has opened its doors to all, with a mission to re-energise history. Now a place to escape the everyday, a canvas for creatives and cultural events, the world’s first urban waterfront campground, home to a conference centre, businesses and holiday accommodation, Cockatoo Island has undergone a renaissance in every sense of the word.

In a commanding position, at the meeting of three waterways, with vistas to all quarters, Cockatoo Island is Sydney Harbour’s largest and most impressive island, yet only minutes by ferry from Circular Quay.

This event is proudly supported by the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust, the Major Partner of the GA2020 Youth Forum.

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Getting to Cockatoo Island

Catching a public ferry is the easiest way to get to Cockatoo Island. Harbour City Ferries run regular services to Cockatoo Island every day of the week, departing from Circular Quay, Darling Harbour and Barangaroo, as well as from wharves along the F3 Parramatta River ferry route. 

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