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Couple admiring the Hanging Swamp at North Head Sanctuary in Manly.


Welcome to our newsroom – your source of news items, blogs, media releases and other updates about our organisation and the places we protect on Sydney Harbour.

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23 May 2023
Register to attend the board meeting in public (15 June)

The Harbour Trust invites members of the public to attend the public board meeting of the Members of the Trust, in-person or online, between 5:30pm and 7pm AEST on Thursday 15 June 2023. Please register your attendance.

19 May 2023
Joseph Carrozzi Announcement

Joseph Carrozzi AM, Chair of the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust (Harbour Trust), has announced that he will not seek to be reappointed once his current term ends on 30 June 2023.

18 May 2023
Harbour Trust celebrates National Volunteer Week

To mark National Volunteer Week (15 to 21 May), we wish to thank our incredible volunteers for generously contributing hours of their time to the Harbour Trust.

16 May 2023
WOTSO FlexSpace opens at North Head Sanctuary, Manly

The Harbour Trust is delighted to welcome WOTSO, Australia’s largest co-working space operator, to scenic North Head Sanctuary, Manly.

8 May 2023
Minister Plibersek announces $45.2 million in funding for the Harbour Trust

On Saturday 6 May, the Minister for the Environment and Water, the Hon. Tanya Plibersek MP, announced that $45.2 million of funding will be provided to the Harbour Trust to keep our extraordinary places on Sydney Harbour safe and accessible by all Australians and for future generations.

17 April 2023
Harbour Trust partners with Bush to Bowl to deliver new Bush Tucker Walking Tours

We are excited to announce our partnership with Bush to Bowl to host a series of bush tucker walking tours at North Head Sanctuary in Manly and Headland Park (Georges Heights and Middle Head / Gubbuh Gubbuh) in Mosman.

13 April 2023
Reviving extinct species: Eastern Pygmy Possum community translocated to North Head Sanctuary

We are proud to share that our partner, Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC), have successfully relocated a dozen Eastern Pygmy Possums to North Head Sanctuary, Manly to protect locally extinct species.

5 April 2023
ANZAC Day Dawn Service at the Old Parade Ground, Georges Heights

The Mosman RSL sub branch will host a Dawn Service on ANZAC Day (25 April) at the Old Parade Ground, Best Avenue, Georges Heights. Commencing at 5:30am, the service will include a Catafalque party, wreath laying and the Act of Remembrance. The ANZAC Commemorative Address will be given by Richard Fechner (army veteran). 

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.