Sydney Harbour Federation Trust

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Sydney Harbour Federation Trust
Macquarie Lighthouse silhouette.JPG
The Macquarie Lighthouse at Vaucluse.
Statutory authority overview
Formed2001 (2001)
JurisdictionCockatoo Island, North Head, Georges Heights, Middle Head Fortifications, Macquarie Lighthouse, Snapper Island, HMAS Platypus, Chowder Bay
HeadquartersBuilding 28, Best Avenue, Mosman, New South Wales
Minister responsible
Statutory authority executives
  • Joseph Carozzi, Chair
  • Jean Hay AM, Deputy Chair
  • Mary Darwell, Executive Director
Parent Statutory authorityDepartment of the Environment and Energy
Key document

The Sydney Harbour Federation Trust ("Harbour Trust") is an Australian Government agency established in 2001 to preserve and rehabilitate a number of defence and other Commonwealth lands in and around Sydney Harbour. These lands were off limits to the public, some for over 100 years. They are the lands of the Eora people.

Over the eighteen years, the Harbour Trust has remediated the lands and opened them to the public. Its vision is to create places that are inspiring, loved and shared. It is currently undertaking restoration work at the former HMAS Platypus site.

The Harbour Trust does not receive ongoing funding from the Australian Government: revenue from the adaptive reuse of its heritage properties are reinvested in ensuring the sites are open and accessible to the public.


The lands managed by the Harbour Trust are:

A number of other bodies have responsibility for the management of lands around Sydney Harbour including the Sydney Harbour National Park, an entity of the New South Wales State Government.

Parking and other illegal activities on Sydney Harbour Trust land is enforced as a Commonwealth offence by special Sydney Harbour Trust rangers, which is a minimum $100 fine and is not enforced as a NSW Government State Debt Recovery Office matter.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Marine Biological Station". Sydney Harbour Federation Trust. Retrieved 18 July 2016.

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