Sydney Harbour Federation Trust

Regulator function

Manage permits, licences and leases for land that is held by the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust from time to time for and on behalf of the Commonwealth.


  • Sydney Harbour Federation Trust Act 2001 (Ammended 2021)
  • Sydney Harbour Federation Trust Regulations 2021
  • Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
  • Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Regulations 2000
  • Legislative instruments (Heritage Management Plans (Cockatoo Island, North Head Sanctuary, Macquarie Lighthouse), management plans for other land held by the Harbour Trust)

Regulated community

  • Commercial operators (eg. Tenants, licence holders, permit holders)
  • Site visitors (eg. Parking, littering)
  • Construction works
  • Environmental services
  • Research


Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

Internal to department / external entity


Ministerial Statement of Expectations date

16 June 2020 (not yet published)

Regulator Statement of Intent date

31 July 2020 (not yet published)