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Alerts and disruptions

Planning to visit our extraordinary places on Sydney Harbour? For a hassle-free experience, check the below alert and disruption notices ahead of your trip.
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    Chowder Bay / Gooreearrow
    • Wharf update (24 January 2024): Chowder Bay wharf has been closed indefinitely to boats (including mooring, and loading/unloading passengers) while its condition is assessed by the Harbour Trust. There is no access to the wharf by land or water during this time. The Harbour Trust are performing structural repairs on the wharf and slipway, with the aim of reopening both structures to the public by mid-2024. Learn more here.
    Cockatoo Island / Wareamaharrow
    • Greenwich Point wharf upgrade: Commencing on 22 April, Transport for NSW will be undertaking major works to the ferry wharf at Greenwich Point. The works will include an upgrade to the pontoon and installation of a lift, substantially improving the wharf’s accessibility. The works are expected to take up to 8 months to complete. During this time, the wharf will be closed, and ferries will not stop. Ferry passengers will need to use alternative transport during the wharf closure and allow extra travel time. Visit the Transport for NSW website to learn more or visit transportnsw.info to plan your trip.
    • Tour bookings: Please be aware that weekends and public holidays may lead to increased capacity on public transport and some services being full. We advise you to plan your trip accordingly and allocate ample travel time if you have a tour booked.
    • Temporary site fencing: Temporary site fencing has been erected at Building 09 (plateau) and Building 20 (plateau) on the north and south ends. It is anticipated the conservation buildings will be completed by April 2024. We apologise for any inconvenience.
    Georges Heightsarrow
    • Best Avenue closed for road repairs (15 to 18 July): From Monday 15 July to Wednesday 18 July, Middle Head Road to 28 Best Avenue will be temporarily closed for road repairs. Read Place and Crane Crescent will also be unavailable for the duration of these repairs. Parking will be available on Middle Head Road, Suakin Drive carpark and a section of Best Avenue. We apologise for any inconvenience. 
    • Georges Heights Oval Pavilion Upgrades (12/02/2024): Mosman Council is currently renovating the Georges Heights Oval Pavilion. Upgrades include a raised outdoor area with tables and chairs, improved accessibility for the western verandah pathway, the installation of solar panels, new plantings, a refurbished interior, and a fresh coat of paint for the external facade. The Mosman Council anticipates the works will be complete by June 2024. For more information, visit the council’s website.
    Macquarie Lightstationarrow
  • There are currently no alerts or disruptions to accessing Macquarie Lightstation. Continue to check this page and or social media channels for updates.

    Marine Biological Stationarrow
  • There are currently no alerts or disruptions to accessing Marine Biological Station. Continue to check this page and or social media channels for updates.

    Middle Head / Gubbuh Gubbuharrow
  • There are currently no alerts or disruptions to accessing Middle Head / Gubbuh Gubbuh. Continue to check this page and or social media channels for updates.

    North Head Sanctuaryarrow
    • Building 1 (Main Barracks Building): Temporary site fencing has been erected at Building 1 (Main Barracks Building) for maintenance work to the external fabric of Building 1, focusing on returning the building to a watertight condition to prevent further deterioration. It is anticipated the works will be complete by August 2024. We apologise for any inconvenience.
    • Temporary site fencing: Temporary site fencing has been erected at Building 17 (gym) for refurbishments. It is anticipated the works will be complete by late June 2024. We apologise for any inconvenience. Learn more here.
    • Fox baiting: NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is carrying out an ongoing baiting program at North Head Sanctuary to control foxes for the protection of native fauna including threatened species such as Long-nosed Bandicoots and Little Penguins. The program uses manufactured baits, fresh baits and Canid Pest Ejectors containing 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate). Warning signs are located at the entries to sites being baited. Visitors are advised not to touch the baits or ejectors. Further, pets may be affected (1080 is lethal to dogs and cats) and are not permitted at North Head Sanctuary. Working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting locations. Penalties apply for non-compliance. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance. For further information, please call the Harbour Trust on (02) 8969 2128.
    Sub Base Platypusarrow
    • Retort House: Temporary site fencing has been erected at the Retort House for maintenance work to the building fabric of the Retort House, focusing on hazardous materials removal and returning the building to a watertight condition to prevent further deterioration. It is anticipated the works will be complete by August 2024. We apologise for any inconvenience.
    Woolwich Dock and Parklandsarrow
  • There are currently no alerts or disruptions to accessing Woolwich Dock and Parklands. Continue to check this page and or social media channels for updates.

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