Fleet Base East Open Day

Written by AHQ

24 February 2023

Looking for something to do this weekend?  Fleet Base East is having an open day. Here are the details if you are interested. 

26 February 2023


10:00 – 14:00


Fleet Base East, Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo, Sydney


FREE Entry, no parking available on-site


Navy is excited to welcome you ALL to the Fleet Base East Open Day 2023!

With the largest concentration of warships and supporting units, the community is invited to visit Fleet Base East in Sydney’s inner east to embark in our flagship Landing Helicopter Dock HMAS Canberra, the newest Australian-built Guided Missile Destroyer HMAS Sydney and the Anzac Class Frigate HMAS Arunta. This is a fantastic chance to see one of our largest fleet bases up-close.

Whether you’re a history aficionado, a ship enthusiast, keen on joining the Navy, or just looking for a fun afternoon, ALL ARE WELCOME!

What to Expect

  • Ship tours – Take a look at the ships keeping our shores safe
  • Landing Helicopter Dock, HMAS Canberra
  • Elements of the Australian Amphibious Force
  • Guided Missile Destroyer, HMAS Sydney
  • Anzac-class Frigate HMAS Arunta
  • Clearance Diving Team One static display
  • Maritime Deployable Robotics and Underwater Systems Experimentation Unit static display
  • Meet & Greet – Hear stories from #OurPeople, what the Navy means to them
  • Enjoy live entertainment by the Royal Australian Navy Sydney Band
  • Defence Force Recruiting – learn all about how to join the Navy

What to Know

  • Navy is unable to provide onsite parking. Public transport is highly recommended.
  • For Drivers – We recommend parking at Wilsons Domain Carpark (20 minute walk).
  • For Commuters – Disembark at Kings Cross Railway Station (20 minute walk), or take the 311 Bus Cowper Wharf Roadway from the city and Eastern Suburbs.
  • Entry to Fleet Base East is via the main gate at the end of Cowper Wharf Road and exit is via the gate adjacent to Harry’s Café de Wheels.
  • No alcohol permitted. Food and drink will be available for purchase. Visitors are welcome to bring food and drink. 
  • Bag searches will be conducted as a condition of entry.
  • Ship tours are extremely popular and there may be wait times. Monitor the weather, bring appropriate protection, and have some drinking water – protected spots will be limited.
  • Visitors must wear flat enclosed shoes – ship tours may involve steep stair wells.
  • All wharf areas are wheelchair accessible, unfortunately despite our best efforts, ship tours require steep ascents and descents are not suitable for wheel chairs or mobility impairments.
  • No pets allowed.


I have taken this information straight from the Navy Website here so if you have any questions please contact them direct as I am not able to answer any questions. 
Cheers for now


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