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Couple admiring the Hanging Swamp at North Head Sanctuary in Manly.
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15 March 2023
New sensory school holiday tour at Cockatoo Island

Join us on Wednesday 12 April for our 'Convict Sounds' school holiday experience. For one day only, you will explore convict-era buildings while our knowledgeable guide shares historical anecdotes and prompts you to recreate sounds from the island’s former penal establishment. Tickets start from just $16 per person. 

14 March 2023
Middle Head / Gubbuh Gubbuh Draft Master Plan available for feedback

The Harbour Trust has created a draft master plan for Middle Head / Gubbuh Gubbuh that is now on public exhibition until 5pm 18 April 2023 (AEST). 

4 January 2023
Harbour Trust welcomes new Community Advisory Committee Members

The Harbour Trust would like to welcome the new Community Advisory Committee (CAC) members who commenced their appointments on 7 December 2022.

14 December 2022
Harbour Trust partnership sees launch of trial Middle Head / Gubbuh Gubbuh walk

The Harbour Trust has partnered with the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) to launch In Defence of Sydney, an interactive walk of Middle Head / Gubbuh Gubbuh.

22 November 2022
New exhibition explores the art and soul of the Harbour Trust's sites

The Harbour Trust has launched an exciting online exhibition in collaboration with oil pastel artist Nick Hollo. Hosted by Google Arts & Culture, the immersive, two-part experience – titled ‘Hollo’s Harbour Reflections’ – features our network of beloved destinations on Sydney Harbour in vibrant oil pastel.

16 November 2022
Fallen servicepeople honoured at tree planting ceremony

On Tuesday (15 Nov), the Harbour Trust – in partnership with the Headland Preservation Group and Mosman RSL sub-Branch – held an intimate tree planting ceremony at Georges Heights, Mosman to honour the casualties of the Gallipoli campaign.

5 November
Turning the lights off – Cockatoo Island's Abandoned Powerhouse Tour

On Saturday 5 November, Cockatoo Island’s Powerhouse will open its doors to the public as part of Sydney Open – an annual event celebrating the city’s important and architecturally inspiring landmarks. Across five timeslots, Harbour Trust guides will lead tourgoers through the layered history of Cockatoo Island’s mysterious Powerhouse, normally off limits to the public.


13 October 2022
Nominations now open to join the Harbour Trust’s Community Advisory Committee (media release)

The Sydney Harbour Federation Trust (Harbour Trust) is seeking nominations from members of the public for its new Community Advisory Committee. Nominations close 5pm AEDT on Thursday 10 November.




30 September 2022
Farmhouse Montessori students plant native trees to help grow North Head Sanctuary’s bushland

The Harbour Trust is proud to share that students from North Head Sanctuary’s independent school, Farmhouse Montessori, recently planted native species to help grow North Head Sanctuary’s bushland.