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Venue hire, commercial signage opportunities and vessel bookings

Venue Hire

Property NSW is responsible for a number of public domain areas and venues in The Rocks and Darling Harbour that are available for hire. The venues and spaces are suitable for corporate hospitality functions, product displays or launches, festivals, exhibitions and promotions as well as wedding ceremonies.

Related Information

Outdoor Venue Hire Application Form.pdf

Outdoor Venue Hire Application Form.docx

Venue Hire Rates - Darling Harbour and The Rocks.pdf

Wedding Ceremony Application Form.pdf

Wedding Ceremony Application Form.docx

Outdoor Events Policy 2013

Outdoor Events Manual 2013

Venue Hire Licence Agreement.pdf

For further information, contact the Venue hire team on +61 2 9240 8500 (ask for Venue Sales) or

Commercial signage hire

Commercial signage hire opportunities in Darling HarbourThe Rocks and Circular Quay provide a professional, uniform and attractive outdoor advertising medium. There are three signage opportunities available to promote your event or business to the millions of people who visit our precincts each year.

Banner poles and pylon banners
Banner poles are a great way to celebrate and maximise public awareness of your event. There are 212 banner poles in Darling Harbour, and 56 banner poles in The Rocks and Circular Quay available for hire.

Pylon banners are large, four-sided light boxes fixed to the expressway pylons at the southern end of Cockle Bay, Darling Harbour. There are 4 pylon banners available for hire to promote Darling Harbour events and businesses.

Note that the assets’ availability is subject to precinct redevelopment works.

For further information, contact the Sponsorship team on +61 2 9240 8784 or

Related Information

Commercial Signage Hire Opportunities 2017-2018  


Filming and photography

Property NSW is committed to supporting and promoting local, national and international film, television and photography industries by creating a film-friendly environment.

Property NSW supports thePDF iconLocal Government Filming Protocol for location filming in NSW and is responsible for issuing licence agreements for filming and photography activities. All requirements of the Protocol must be met before a licence is issued and the activity is approved.

Amateur photographers are not required to pay a fee or gain a permit to photograph unless it involves additional activity such as blocking streets, constructing a set or additional parking. The Protocol provides guidance in processing high impact stills shoots.

To apply for a licence for: The Rocks, Circular Quay Promenades, Darling Harbour, The Goods Line, Ballast Point Park in Birchgrove, Darling Island Wharf and surrounding parks in Pyrmont, Pyrmont Bay Park, Pirrama Park Boardwalk in Pyrmont and Waterfront Park in Pyrmont , submit a film and photography application form to Property NSW or contact the venue hire department on +61 2 9240 8500 (ask for Venue Sales) or

If your enquiry is for other Property NSW venues contact the Property NSW Service Centre on 1300 784 841 or

Related information

Filming and Photography Application Form.pdf

Screen NSW


Vessel bookings

The Darling Harbour booking system allows vessel operators to book:

  • Berths at wharves in Darling Harbour that are owned and/or managed by Property NSW
  • Pyrmont Bridge openings

To book a berth or Pyrmont Bridge opening, vessel operators must hold a Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority Commercial and Casual Berthing Licence. To apply for a Berthing Licence, please download the PDF iconCommercial and Casual Berthing Licence.

Sponsorship opportunities

Property NSW owns and manages a portfolio of some of the State's most significant assets, including Sydney's most popular cultural, heritage and entertainment precincts, The Rocks and Darling Harbour.

As part of our commitment to these significant waterfront locations, we develop and deliver a series of free major events, festivals and cultural activities.

Every year around 40 million people visit The Rocks and Darling Harbour, including more than 2.5 million people who attend the markets and free events.

For more information on sponsorship and event activation opportunities available in The Rocks and Darling Harbour, contact the Sponsorship team on +61 2 9240 8801 or