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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

11 October 2021
COVID-19 updates: Cockatoo Island has reopened and more

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.

6 October 2021
Join us for our next DigiTalk (FREE) on 18 October

Join us on Monday 18 October from 1pm for a DigiTalk on the military history of Headland Park, Mosman. Special guest, Chris Ballantine will delve into the three phases of the defence of Port Jackson (Sydney Harbour) between 1788 and 1945. 

21 September 2021
Sydney Harbour Federation Trust Regulations 2021 now in effect

New Regulations for the Harbour Trust have come into force, replacing the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust Regulations 2001 which were due to sunset on 1 October 2021.

20 September 2021
Harbour Trust releases community videos celebrating 20th Anniversary

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the Harbour Trust, established in 2001 to protect heritage sites in Sydney. To celebrate this milestone, we are proud to share a series of videos telling the Harbour Trust’s story from the perspective of our community.

16 September 2021
Join us online for a free school holiday art class

The Harbour Trust is celebrating the spring school holidays with an online arts and craft program for kids of all ages! To coincide with Biodiversity Month, we’ve curated a selection of fun activities that celebrate Aussie wildlife. This includes a FREE watercolour painting tutorial for kids. Hosted by illustrator Carlie Edwards (Earthdrawn Studio), this EXCLUSIVE online class is an opportunity for kids to channel their creativity into a painting of a cockatoo.

1 September 2021
Harbour Trust welcomes new Executive Director

The Harbour Trust would like to welcome Janet Carding, who commences in the role of Executive Director this week.

25 August 2021
Engage your primary school class with two creative worksheets

The Harbour Trust has released two primary school worksheets to keep students engaged during lockdown and give them an easy way to tap into their creativity.

5 July 2021
Sub Base Platypus recognised at the NSW Architecture Awards

Sub Base Platypus in North Sydney continues to garner industry acclaim, securing a pair of highly coveted awards at the 2021 NSW Architecture Awards, held last Friday (2 July).

2 July 2021
A new chapter for the Harbour Trust

The Minister for the Environment, the Hon. Sussan Ley MP, has announced three significant appointments to the Harbour Trust – two new board members and an Executive Director. Read the Minister’s full statement.