Hobart – Franklin Wharf

Encompassing Hobart’s waterfront from Princes Wharf to Macquarie Wharf, Franklin Wharf includes a range of open spaces, wharves, and stages available for hire.

Regularly used as public event space or for outdoor events, including the Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, Dark Mofo, and the Australian Wooden Boat Festival, this spacious area is an exciting platform for any number of events.

With over 25,000 square metres of open-air space, there’s plenty of room for multiple marquees, creative activations and other large-scale installations.

© Al Bett
Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race
Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race
Australian Wooden Boat Festival
Brooke Street Forecourt

Brooke Street Forecourt

The pedestrian-friendly forecourt adjacent to the Brooke Street Pier offers a central, waterfront position for small event activations. Brooke Street Pier is an innovative floating barge, and is home to a unique market space, various bars and restaurants, and the Mona Roma.

Venue Specifications

LOCATION

Brooke Street Pier, Franklin Wharf, Hobart, Southern Tasmania

CAPACITY

As required

SQUARE METERAGE

350m2

CEILING HEIGHT

NA – outdoor space only

WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS

Floor rating: 10 kPa (working load)

Maximum wheel load limit: 4 T (working load)

BACK OF HOUSE SPACES

None – outdoor space only

TYPE OF EVENTS

Commercial Activations

Community Events

Corporate Events

Exhibitions

Film Shoots

Markets

OPERATIONAL FEATURES

Power

Available

Water

Available

Accessibility

Flat ground

AV Equipment

None

Toilets

Portable toilets must be arranged at the Event Hirer’s expense

Parking

Voucher street parking available in the vicinity

Flooring

Concrete

OTHER IMPORTANT INFO

Multi-user space

Brooke St Forecourt

Adjacent to the Elizabeth Street Pier complex, this flexible, large outdoor area with views to Kings Pier Marina and the Derwent River, is centrally located with easy access to public transport and Hobart's CBD.

Venue Specifications

LOCATION

Elizabeth Street Pier, Franklin Wharf, Hobart, Southern Tasmania

DESCRIPTION

Large outdoor space

CAPACITY

As required

SQUARE METERAGE

600m2

CEILING HEIGHT

NA – outdoor space only

WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS

Wharf rating: 5 kPa (working load)

Maximum wheel load limit: 4 T (working load)

BACK OF HOUSE SPACES

None – outdoor space only

TYPE OF EVENTS

Commercial Activations

Community Events

Exhibitions

Film Shoots

Markets

OPERATIONAL FEATURES

Power

Available

Water

Available

Accessibility

Flat ground

AV Equipment

None

Toilets

Portable toilets must be arranged at the Event Hirer’s expense

Parking

Voucher street parking available in the vicinity

Flooring

Concrete

OTHER IMPORTANT INFO

Multi-user space

Elizabeth Street Forecourt

The large steam crane near Elizabeth Pier, is a handsome reminder of the old Hobart port. The raised wooden stage area is perfect for small-scale events and activities, with an open space for audiences to gather, overlooking the tranquil waters of Sullivan's Cove.

Venue Specifications

LOCATION

Constitution Dock Bridge, Franklin Wharf, Hobart, Southern Tasmania

DESCRIPTION

Wooden outdoor stage and concrete surround

CAPACITY

As required

SQUARE METERAGE

250m2

CEILING HEIGHT

NA – outdoor space only

WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS

Wooden stage suitable for foot traffic only

Wharf rating: 5 kPa (working load)

Maximum wheel load limit: 4 T (working load)

BACK OF HOUSE SPACES

None – outdoor space only

TYPE OF EVENTS

Commercial Activations

Community Events

OPERATIONAL FEATURES

Power

Available

Water

Available

Accessibility

Flat ground and ramp access

AV Equipment

None

Toilets

Portable toilets must be arranged at the Event Hirer’s expense

Parking

Voucher street parking available in the vicinity

Flooring

Wooden stage and concrete surrounds

OTHER IMPORTANT INFO

Multi-user space

Additional safety fencing may be required

Steam Crane Stage Aerial

The Waterside Stage overlooking Sullivan’s Cove, offers a raised wooden platform ideal for community activities and commercial activations.

Venue Specifications

LOCATION

End of Argyle Street, Franklin Wharf, Hobart, Southern Tasmania

DESCRIPTION

Outdoor wooden stage

CAPACITY

As required

SQUARE METERAGE

580m2

CEILING HEIGHT

NA – outdoor space only

WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS

Wooden stage suitable for foot traffic only

Wharf rating: 5 kPa (working load)

Maximum wheel load limit: 4 T (working load)

BACK OF HOUSE SPACES

None – outdoor space only

TYPE OF EVENTS

Commercial Activations

Community Events

OPERATIONAL FEATURES

Power

Available

Water

Available

Accessibility

Flat ground and ramp access

AV Equipment

None

Toilets

Portable toilets must be arranged at the Event Hirer’s expense

Parking

Voucher street parking available in the vicinity

Flooring

Wooden stage and concrete surrounds

OTHER IMPORTANT INFO

Multi-user space

Additional safety fencing may be required

Waterside Stage

MAC 02 on Hobart’s iconic waterfront is TasPorts’ premier indoor venue, ideal for your medium to large corporate event, concert, or trade show.

Within a short walk of Hobart’s CBD and some of the city’s premier hotels, MAC 02 features modern concrete flooring and large glass windows throughout, allowing guests to take in the incredible views of the Derwent River and Hobart’s iconic Sullivan’s Cove, against a backdrop of kunanyi/Mount Wellington.

MAC 02 is available for dry hire only, providing the flexibility for you to personalise and tailor the space to large scale or more intimate events.

For more information, please head to the MAC 02 website here.

MAC 02 Front View

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All TasPorts properties are available for dry hire only. TasPorts will facilitate waste management, cleaning, and security and we have a fantastic selection of preferred suppliers to recommend. Additional charges apply.

Due to general port operations and commitments to cruise, limited dates are available at various times of the year. Please contact events@tasports.com.au for more information on availability.

All events on TasPorts land, large and small, are required to:

  • complete a hire agreement;
  • hold Public Liability Insurance; and
  • provide a Risk Assessment.

Depending on the type of event, the following may also be required:

  • Place of Assembly Permit
  • Traffic Management Plan
  • Emergency Management Plan
  • Liquor Licence and Food Permit
  • Temporary Occupancy Permit