ABC Boat Licence Venue - Brooklyn

Set on the Hawkesbury River at Mooney Mooney, our Brooklyn venue is a scenic spot to get your boat licence on the Far Upper North Shore of Sydney.

It's 20 minutes drive from Berowra, 30 minutes from Hornsby, and the same for Gosford on the Central Coast.

During the course you'll get to drive past Dangar Island and do the practical boating experience for your General Boat Licence Course, or Boat & Jet Ski/PWC Licence Course.

We'll make sure to watch the for winds coming off the Pacific Ocean, as they can cause some chop if out in the open - but we've found the best spots to make it an enjoyable time for everyone.


We begin the course at the Parsley Bay Boat Ramp, which opens out onto the Hawkesbury River.


Parsley Bay Boat Ramp,
McKell Park, George St,
Brooklyn, NSW 2083


Parking your car at this location is free.

Don't park in the car park beside the boat ramp as it is restricted for trailers, and you'll get a large fine from Hornsby Council!

There are signs along George St marking where cars without trailers can park.


We'll meet you at one of the two wharves in Parsley Bay, where we'll bring our colourful ABC-branded boats around to pick you up.


There aren't any options to purchase food at this location.

Public bathrooms are available in a brick building with solar panels on top, and are a level 2-minute walk from the boat ramp.


Mooney Mooney Club
5 Kowan Road
Mooney Mooney, NSW 2083
Mooney Mooney Club Website


Parking your car at this location is free.

Please park in the second carpark on the right as you enter from the street.


We'll see you at the front entrance of the Club, then we'll walk down to the Hawkesbury river to begin the day on the water.


You can purchase a lunch from the Coastal Dining Cafe on-site.

Bathrooms are available in in the Club, though are not normally accessible until it opens.


Australian Boating College Sydney cannot provide transport between practical and theory venues for students under 18.

You must organise this transfer prior to course attendance.

During the class

A Parent or Legal Guardian is required to be present with a student under 18 in some parts of this course venue.

Students under 18 are able to attend the practical boating experience without a Parent or Legal Guardian present onboard.

Students aged 12-16

As per RMS guidelines we require a Parent or Legal Guardian to sign consent for a student aged 12-16 to attend our course.

This involves sighting ID for Parent/Legal Guardian and also ID for the student.

For more information please email us at or call on 1800 453 886.