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Visitors bike riding through North Head Sanctuary in Manly.
We are an Australian Government agency within the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (DCCEEW) that employs people who have the capabilities and a strong desire to help us realise our vision.

This vision includes making our visitor destinations accessible to diverse audiences, amplifying their heritage values through storytelling and – through their conservation, remediation, and adaptive reuse – fostering a sense of place and belonging. If you wish to work for an employer that is responsible for extraordinary places on Sydney Harbour, consider a career with us and check for current job vacancies on this page.

As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from qualified candidates regardless of age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity or cultural background. This includes First Nations and LGBTIQA+ people. Note: We don’t accept unsolicited applications. When there is a vacancy, it will be listed on this page or advertised on an online job marketplace.

Administration Officer – Property and Leasing Management

The Administrative Officer provides administration support to the Property and Leasing Management Team. The role will be responsible for supporting the day-to-day administrative functions for the team including, but not limited to, answering phone and email enquiries, establishing and maintaining a pipe line database, maintaining electronic and paper filing systems and some limited leasing functions.

This is a non-ongoing (6 months), part-time (4 days per week) position and is classified as a Level 3 with a base salary (excluding superannuation) of $66,515-$73,253.

The closing date for applications is 19 June 2023. Applications and resumes are to be submitted to

Chair and Board Members

The Harbour Trust is led by a governing board of eight members (one Chair) appointed by the federal Minister for the Environment and Water. We are seeking a new Chair and up to three Members. While the current Board has expertise from a range of fields, we are seeking applications from experienced chairs/board members with capabilities in the following fields:

  • Land planning and management
  • Business, financial, property or asset management
  • Environmental and heritage conservation or heritage interpretation
  • Military service
  • Law
  • Tourism and marketing

For further information, please contact Alison Myatt, Claire Crawford or Daniel Nicholls at Watermark Search on 02 9233 1200. To apply, please send a CV and cover letter outlining your experience in the fields above. Email your application quoting Ref No 70211 to Watermark Search International:

Closing date is 11:59pm AEST on 4 June 2023.

Casual Tour Guide and Education Program Guide

The Harbour Trust engages casual Guides to tell the history and significance of the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust’s sites at Cockatoo Island and Sub Base Platypus, North Sydney. 

The demand to deliver these stories is now increasing and we would like to invite interested professionals to apply for either the Tour Guide and/or Education Program Guide roles.

General Tour Guides deliver tours to the general public, families, and special interest groups. While our Education Program Guide is responsible for communicating the history and significance of the Harbour Trust sites (predominantly Cockatoo Island) to schools and other educational institutions.

This is a talent pool. As such, applications will be reviewed as positions become available. Applications for this pool close 31 June 2023. Applications and resumes are to be submitted to

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Learn more about the Harbour Trust and our extraordinary places on Sydney Harbour.