Sydney Harbour National Park

One of Sydney's most diverse parks, Sydney Harbour National Park is formed from 11 pockets of harbour islands and shoreline. Highlights include coastal walks and swimming, breath-taking viewpoints, tours of colonial buildings and Aboriginal cave art.

There are alerts raised for Sydney Harbour National Park as at Wed, 21 Aug 2019 21:37:16 +1000
Closed areas: Clark Isand - jetty and part of wharf closed
Clark Island jetty and the lower steps on the wharf's main berth face are closed closed due to damage. Penalties apply for non-compliance

Closed areas: Hermitage Foreshore track - section closed
Some areas of this park are closed due to weed tree removal works, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed. The closed areas are:
Please follow temporary detour signs on site.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Harbour South area office on 02 9337 5511 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Safety alerts: Lower steps on Shark Island Wharf closed
The lower 4 steps of Shark Island Wharf are closed due to a safety hazard. Using these steps for berthing, drop-off and pick-up is prohibited. Access is only possible using the upper stairs.
Small vessels and boats may not be able to berth, particularly at low tide.
For more information, call 02 9337 5511.

Other incidents: Middle Head and North Head closure - pest control operations
On Thursday 25 July 2019, Middle Head will be closed from 6.30pm and North Head will be closed from 10pm. This is for overnight pest control operations.

Other planned events: Fox control operations - Dobroyd Head
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is doing 1080 ground baiting of foxes in Sydney Harbour National Park at Dobroyd Head.
This baiting program will run from Thursday 18 July 2019 until further notice. It will reduce the impacts of foxes on wildlife and threatened species in the park.
There will be 1080 baiting signs at the entrance to baiting areas. Don’t touch baits or ejector devices. Some baits may be buried. Penalties apply for non-compliance.
Domestic pets, including dogs, are not permitted in national parks or reserves. 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baits are lethal to domestic dogs and cats. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please restrain assistance dogs to ensure they don’t enter the baiting areas. If assistance dogs are required in the baiting area, we suggest muzzling them.
For more information, contact the local park office on 02 9451 3479 or 1300 072 757 after hours.

Other planned events: 1080 baiting program underway
A 1080 baiting program will be underway in Sydney Harbour National Park from Thursday 1 August 2019 to Friday 31 January 2020. The 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) will be buried baits or ejector capsules, which are laid continuously and in an ongoing manner on tracks and trails in parts of this park.
The areas where the baiting will be underway are Chowder Bay, Dobroyd, Bradleys, Georges, Middle and North headlands. North Head includes adjoining land of Sydney Harbour Federation Trust, Australian Institute of Police Management, and Quarantine Station.
Do not touch baits or ejector devices as they contain poison. 1080 is lethal to dogs and cats and pet owners are reminded that domestic animals are not permitted in national parks.
For further information please contact the NPWS Middle Head area office on 02 9960 6266 during business hours. After business hours, contact the NPWS after-hours call centre on 02 8579 0537.

Closed areas: North Head fox control operations
A fox control operation is in progress across North Head from Tuesday 8 May 2019 until further notice. Areas where trapping is underway will be signposted. Please keep to the centre of formed tracks.
Some areas may be closed temporarily. Signage will be in place around any closed areas.
For further information please contact the Sydney North Area office on 02 9451 3479 during weekdays or 13000 PARKS (13000 72757) on weekends.

Closed areas: Lady Bay Beach closed
Lady Bay Beach will be closed at times from May to August 2019. NSW National Parks will be repairing the sandstone retaining wall and replacing the staircase above the beach during this time.
To ensure visitor safety, the beach will be closed at times during repairs. Please don't enter closed areas during construction. We apologise for any inconvenience.
Alternative beach access is available nearby at Camp Cove, and there are clothing-optional beaches at Cobblers and Obelisk beaches in Mosman.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Vaucluse office on 02 9337 7000, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Other planned events: North Head Scenic Drive gate opening and closing times
North Head Scenic Drive gate closing and opening times will change in summer and winter. The following times include:

Closed areas: Fort Denison closed
Fort Denison is closed to visitors until further notice, due to site maintenance.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Vaucluse area office on (02) 9337 5511 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Collins Flat not available for venue hire
Collins Flat Beach is currently unavailable for venue hire. This is due to the impact of high visitation on the critical penguin habitat at this location. This closure will be reviewed at the end of the breeding season in February 2020.
For more information, please contact the NPWS Mosman area office on 02 9960 6266.