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Our news

Welcome to the Harbour Trust's online newsroom.

Continue to check this page for news and other updates about our visitor destinations, including upcoming events and attractions.

See also: Community notice board

22 December 2021
Temporary COVID-19 Testing Clinic to Open at Georges Heights Oval, Mosman

Due to the current demand for COVID-19 testing clinics in Sydney, the Harbour Trust will host a temporary drive-through testing clinic until 28 January 2022 at the Georges Heights site, next to the Oval.

10 December 2021
Summer holiday program at Cockatoo Island

Escape to Cockatoo Island during the summer holidays (until 28 January 2022) and enjoy activities that combine fun, outdoor exploration, and history. We are proud to offer visitors a selection of great all-ages tours, including our brand-new Crooked Characters Meet a Sea Creature Tour. PLUS: Be sure to check out our FREE sand sculpture tutorial, only available online until 28 January.  

1 December 2021
Innovative habitat pods deployed to help wildlife at North Head Sanctuary

The Harbour Trust is proud to share that its partner, Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC), is installing biodegradable ‘flat-pack’ shelters at North Head Sanctuary, Manly to protect vulnerable animals.

26 November 2021
Recent works amplify site history and visitor experience

Throughout 2021, the Harbour Trust continued to carry out works, including repairs, to amplify the heritage values of key landmarks and ensure our destinations on Sydney Harbour remain safe, accessible, and enjoyable for the public.

25 November 2021
Two significant appointments to the Harbour Trust announced

The Australian Government has announced two significant appointments to the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust.

11 November 2021
Observe the next meeting in public of the Members of the Trust (7 Dec)

The Harbour Trust invites the public to remotely observe the meeting of the Members of the Trust between 3:30pm and 5pm on Tuesday 7 December 2021. Please use our webform to register.

15 November 2021
COVID-19 updates: Guided tours resume in December

The Harbour Trust continues to work closely with the NSW Government to ensure our operations are in line with the latest advice on coronavirus. This page provides updates on the current status of our visitor destinations as well as the steps we are taking to ensure the health and safety of visitors and remain connected with the community.

8 November 2021
Sub Base Platypus receives national recognition for urban design

Sub Base Platypus in North Sydney was honoured at the 2021 National Architecture Awards, last week, marking the third time the emerging community hub has received an industry accolade this year.

27 October 2021
Cockatoo Island & North Head Sanctuary – Consultation outcomes and next steps

From early May to June 2021, we asked what matters most, and how you perceived the concepts, ideas and vision we are considering for two of the Harbour’s most important sites, Cockatoo Island and North Head Sanctuary. You spoke with passion, and commitment and hope.