Ballast Point Park

Ballast Point Park

4 Ballast Point Road
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Rich historic site with panoramic Harbour views.

Ballast Point Park is a 2.6-hectare site dedicated to passive recreation. It contains areas for picnicking and walking along the foreshore as well as spaces to enjoy the spectacular views and historic remains from when the area was originally one of Sydney's major oil distribution sites. 

There are public BBQs in the park near the Wharf Rd carpark.  These operate on a first in best dressed basis and can not be pre-booked.

Application and booking information

Wedding & Ceremony Bookings

Appropriate use
  • Photography Photography
  • Individual ceremonies e.g. weddings Individual ceremonies e.g. weddings
  • Events Events
  • Filming Filming
  • Passive recreation
  • The area’s public status as a primary waterfront open space
  • Location of underground services
  • Sloping or uneven ground
  • Pedestrian circulation along the waterfront promenade
  • Amenity of nearby residents
  • Cumulative impact of temporary events
  • Limited parking
  • Proximity of parking to residents
  • No power
  • No potable water
  • Surface

    Predominantly grass turf and gravel with concrete pathways

  • Toilets

    Two amenities blocks

  • Pedestrian access
    Pedestrian access

    Wharf Road for upper levels or Yeend Street for lower levels

  • Vehicle access
    Vehicle access

    Along Ballast Point Road as well as Yeend Street

  • Parking

    Metered street parking managed by the Inner West Council 

  • Power


  • Water


In addition to general standards/criteria, the proposed event must:

  • Maintain a 1.5 metre set back from the footpath and foreshore edge to maintain pedestrian access
  • Protect the amenity of public realm users and adjoining residents, in terms of event orientation, noise, lighting and environmental impacts
  • Bump in and out shall generally be restricted to between the hours of 9am and 7pm, unless otherwise authorised by PMNSW. The hours will be subject to variation dependent on the nature of the event
  • Events shall generally be staged within the park’s operating hours of sunrise to sunset
  • Use approved turf protection for all vehicle movements
  • Not use pegs or stakes to secure items on the grassed area