Berthing in Darling Harbour

Pyrmont bridgeSydney Harbour Foreshore Authority owns and/or manages a number of wharves in Darling Harbour including Cockle Bay.

You can use this system to book:

  • Convention Wharf (north end)

Please click here to view a map showing the location of the wharf in Darling Harbour

Private vessel operators that wish to berth in Cockle Bay can click here to view the Darling Harbour Marina website.

If the wharf you wish to berth at is not on this list, please click here to view NSW Maritime's wharf booking system.

Pyrmont Bridge

Pyrmont Bridge crosses Cockle Bay, Darling Harbour and provides a pedestrian walkway from the Sydney CBD to Pyrmont.

The bridge is opened on Saturdays, Sundays and most public holidays (weather permitting) at 10.30 am, 12 noon, 1 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm.

Vessels over 7 metres in height must request a bridge opening in order to proceed into Cockle Bay. This will change according to the tides. Please click here to view the Sydney Harbour tidal chart.

To view the activities and events occurring at Darling Harbour, including events such as fireworks which may influence your visit, please review information at darlingharbour.com

Access to Cockle Bay during this period will be restricted to vessels less than 7 metres in height. Alternate berthing arrangements for taller vessels may be arranged by contacting Foreshore Authority Property Manager, Leanne Giddings on leanne.giddings@shfa.nsw.gov.au or 9240 8764.

Making a booking

To book a berth and Pyrmont Bridge opening, vessel operators must hold a Commercial and Casual Berthing Licence.
If you do not hold a Berthing Licence, click here to obtain an application form.

To make a booking:

  1. Select the date and time you wish to book.
  2. Select Convention Wharf and/or a Pyrmont Bridge opening.
  3. Click the submit button.
  4. Casual visits and Pyrmont Bridge openings must be paid for in advance by credit card unless there are credited funds for the vessel. An invoice will be available to be printed.
  5. Once you have made your bookings, click logout.