After the success of last year's event, it's on again!
The Royal Australian Navy will open Guided Missile Frigate, HMAS Melbourne between 10.00am – 3.00pm at hourly time slots on Sunday 22nd September 2019. (subject to operational requirements)
During The Royal Australian Navy's “Open House”, visitors will have the unique opportunity to explore HMAS Melbourne & the Army will also feature displays dockside.
Both Army and Navy personnel will be available to answer questions about their important role in the Australian Defence Forces.
To gain access on the day of the event, tickets are essential. NSW Kids in Need requests a donation of $10pp over the age of 6yrs, but you decide whether you want to donate more per person. Due to the popularity of this Open House Venue, bookings are capped at 6 people per group booking.
Visitors should be aware that they will be required to climb ladders and multiple sets of stairs to access areas of the ship. It is recommended guests wear comfortable clothing with flat-soled, closed-toe shoes and ladies are advised to wear slacks rather than skirts (for safety reasons). Please note that prams will not be able to be taken on board the ship, but can be left on the wharf at owners risk. Children will not be able to be carried due to safety reasons. The Navy recommends visitors use public transport, as there is no car parking available on-site.
Unfortunately, due to ship design, wheelchair access to this warship is not possible.
Please note visitors to this vessel will need to climb ladders and multiple sets of stairs to gain access to areas of the vessel.
The Naval vessel is accessible from Garden Island, the entrance will be via the Main Gate on Cowper Wharf Rd, opposite Wylde Street. The Navy recommends visitors use public transport, as there is no car parking available on-site. Kings Cross is the closest train station, and Bus #311 has a stop right outside the gate. Please note that there are no ferries running to Garden Island for this event. Bus or train is the best mode of transport to this venue.