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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

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). 

30 January 2023
Tickets on sale for special NSW Seniors Festival Convict Precinct Tour

Join us on Thursday 9 February, Saturday 11 February and Sunday 12 February for a special 45-minute highlights tour of Cockatoo Island’s Convict Precinct, which is part of a broader UNESCO World Heritage listed Convict Site. For convenience, the tour will include transportation to and from the Convict Precinct in a stretch buggy.

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.

21 December 2022
Live music returning to Cockatoo Island in January 2023

Running 5pm to 8pm on Saturdays, our picnic-style Sunset Sessions series features a line-up of talented, home-grown musicians across different genres. This includes exciting acts from our First Nations and LGBTQIA+ communities. For only $35 a ticket (free for children 12 and under), you’ll get to enjoy an outdoor gig on the lawns of Biloela House with spectacular, iconic views of Sydney Harbour.

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.

14 December 2022
New school holiday tour at Cockatoo Island

Escape to Cockatoo Island on Friday 28 January for our thrilling 'Escape from Cockatoo Island' tour. For one day only, you will hear the daring stories of those who risked it all to escape Cockatoo Island. You'll also learn about the grim living conditions and backbreaking work the inmates endured. Tickets are only $16 for children and $24 for adults.

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.