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BBQ facilities

With over 178 hectares of bush and parklands, there’s plenty of space to relax and catch up with family and friends at the Sydney International Regatta Centre.

On event free days, you can pack a picnic and enjoy the use of one of two undercover BBQ areas, or numerous open grassed spaces. These areas are free to utilise for small groups on a first come, first served basis, or may be booked for exclusive use (fees apply). Large groups of 30+, please contact the venue ahead of your visit. No structures are to be erected without venue management permission. You may bring your own chairs, tables, rugs  etc.

Sydney International Regatta Centre is a glass free and non smoking venue. Please ensure any drinks you bring with you are in plastic bottles or cans and all rubbish is disposed of in nearby bins before you leave so others can utilise the space after you.

You are also welcome to bring your own own portable gas BBQ to the site (Note: Gas only. Heat beads, smokers etc. are not permitted). These can be used on the Southern (main entrance) side of the venue only and are not permitted to be set up anywhere on the Island.  External caterers and / or commercial operators are not permitted on site without prior permission from venue management.

To book exclusive use of one of the two BBQ areas, the price is $138 for half-day (Venue open to midday, or midday to venue close) or $234 for full day (venue open to venue close). Bookings are subject to events being held at the venue, availability may change at short notice. Due to this, bookings will not be taken more than three months in advance of the requested date. To enquire about exclusive use of grassed areas for parties / functions, please contact regatta@sport.nsw.gov.au for pricing.

Please note that in accordance with the current Public Health Order, outdoor public gatherings can include no more than 20 people outside in a public space. We are unable to take bookings of more than 20, and if groups are found to have more than 20 people gathering, you will be asked to leave the Venue.

Check our Opening Hours page or call the office on 02 4730 0000 during business hours to see what dates the BBQ's are open / closed.