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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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For media enquiries, contact Annelinde Rossman on 0407 852 785 or email

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25 May 2023
The Harbour Trust Celebrates National Reconciliation Week

Join us in recognising National Reconciliation Week by learning about the history and culture of First Nation Peoples. Discover news, resources and experiences that showcase the First Nations stories of the extraordinary places we protect on Sydney Harbour. 

24 May 2023
First Nations artist commissioned for the Torpedo Factory Renewal Project (media release)

The Harbour Trust is pleased to announce that Dennis Golding has been commissioned to create three artworks at Sub Base Platypus in North Sydney on Cammeraygal Country. The new artworks will recognise and celebrate Country and culture as part of the Torpedo Factory Renewal project at the site.


24 May 2023
Five Ways to Escape Cockatoo Island (if you’re a convict) (blog)

Due to its location on Sydney Harbour, Cockatoo Island was an ideal place to imprison criminals during Australia’s colonial era. Indeed, from 1839 to 1869, the island operated as a convict penal establishment, where repeat male offenders undertook hard labour. Read on to discover five of the most remarkable escape attempts. 

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.