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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

1 February 2021
Register for our FREE Norfolk Island webinar

Our first DigiTalk of 2021 will delve into Norfolk Island’s history as a convict penal establishment between 1788 and 1854. Join guest presenter Gillian Lewis from 1pm to 2pm on Wednesday 17 February as she reveals why the island was once known as the ‘Hell of the Pacific’ and why the descendants of the HMS Bounty Mutineers later settled there.

28 January 2021
Update: Harbour Trust Executive Director

Mary Darwell, the Executive Director of the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust, has announced she will step down from her role effective 26 February 2021.

7 January 2021
Update – Visitor centres and tours

Due to the recent COVID outbreak, the Harbour Trust will delay the recommencement of our tours and the reopening of our visitor centres at North Head and Cockatoo Island until Saturday 23 January.

4 January 2021
Sub Base Platypus – EPBC Referral

The Harbour Trust has referred the proposed action to the Commonwealth Minister for the Environment in accordance with the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.

16 December 2020
Changes to buses to Mosman and North Head

The bus services operating to North Head Sanctuary, Manly and the precincts of Headland Park, Mosman will change on Sunday 20 December 2020.

7 December 2020
Harbour Trust tours will resume from January 2021

The Harbour Trust’s program of regular tours will resume from January 2021. Tickets are NOW ON SALE for our Defence of Sydney Tour, which is an opportunity to walk in the footsteps of those who served at North Fort in Manly. Ticketholders will descend into a 200-metre-long military tunnel complex as well as an underground bunker, recently restored by specialist volunteers.

2 December 2020
Harbour Trust partners with Google Arts & Culture on six immersive exhibitions

The Harbour Trust has today made its debut on the Google Arts & Culture platform with six digital exhibitions showcasing the beauty and heritage of its protected sites on Sydney Harbour.

18 November 2020
Have Your Say: Snapper Island Discussion Paper

The Harbour Trust is seeking community feedback about Snapper Island, Sydney Harbour. A Discussion Paper has been released together with a supporting draft (non-statutory) Conservation Management Plan (CMP). Have your say about Snapper Island, and the Discussion Paper and draft CMP, by Wednesday 16 December 2020.

18 November 2020
Have Your Say: Project Direction for 10 Terminal Renewal

The community is invited to have their say on the Project Direction for the 10 Terminal and Parklands Renewal at Middle Head, Mosman by Wednesday 16 December 2020.