Campbells Cove

Campbells Cove, The Rocks. End of Circular Quay Way and Adjacent to Hickson Road
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Campbells Cove is situated on the north-western side of Sydney Harbour.

The Campbells Cove site provides pedestrian access from The Rocks around Sydney Harbour from Hickson Road and George St North.

The site is well suited to sampling, activations and filming & photography.

Campbells Cove is a paved open space in The Rocks, set against the backdrop of Sydney Harbour and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

It is a part of the waterfront promenade that links land-based activities along the edge of the harbour including Walsh Bay, The Rocks and the Overseas Passenger Terminal.
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Appropriate use
  • Photography Photography
  • Product sampling Public product displays Product sampling Public product displays
  • Activations Activations
  • Water based sports and displays Water based sports and displays
  • Events Events
  • Gathering, passive recreation and informal meeting
  • Pedestrian circulation
  • The site’s public status as a primary waterfront open space
  • Access links along the promenade, from Circular Quay Way and from Hickson Road 
  • Access to the Campbells Stores and Overseas Passenger Terminal building’s entrances
  • Maintaining a viewing corridor for the Campbells Stores and Overseas Passenger Terminal buildings 
  • Cumulative impact of temporary events on public access
  • Vehicle access restrictions when a ship is in port at the Overseas Passenger Terminal
  • Weight loading restrictions
  • Maintaining pedestrian access during event builds and bump out
  • Surface


  • Toilets

    Campbells Stores 

  • Pedestrian access
    Pedestrian access

    Via The Rocks, Circular Quay Way, Circular Quay Western Promenade, Hickson Road and George St North  

  • Vehicle access
    Vehicle access

    Via Circular Quay Way and Hickson Road. Access timings and access location are determined based on Ship in Port movements 

  • Parking

    Circular Quay Way paid parking 
    Available metered street parking located throughout The Rocks 
    Parking stations in The Rocks 

  • Power


  • Water


  • Access to the location is limited during Ship in Port days.
  • Activities that conflict with Campbells Stores operations or impact on the amenity of the public domain, may not be permitted.
  • In addition to general standards/criteria, the proposed event must:
    • Be set back 1.5 metres from public footpaths
    • Be set back 1.5 metres from trees
    • Use approved ground protection where required