Fort Denison Conservation Management Plan

Fort Denison is located 500 metres north-east of Mrs Macquarie's Point and north-west of Garden Island, within the waters of Port Jackson. The place is close to the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The site consists of Lot numbers 1 and 2 of DP837196.

17 January 2019
Office of Environment and Heritage
Publication, Conservation management plan
  • ISBN 978-1-925753-65-3
  • ID OEH20180234
  • File PDF 23.5MB
  • Pages 177
  • Name fort-denison-conservation-management-plan-180234.pdf


The purpose of this conservation management plan is to establish the heritage significance of Fort Denison, based largely on previous research about the island, and to develop policies and actions specific to National Parks and Wildlife Service management objectives. These are to ensure the conservation of the heritage significance of the place and its historic fabric, while encouraging public access to experience and learn about the place and its role in the development of Sydney.

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service acquired management responsibility for Fort Denison in 1992, title in 1994 and incorporated the site into Sydney Harbour National Park in 1995. Fort Denison was managed by the Sydney Harbour Trust from 1901 and the Maritime Services Board of New South Wales from 1936 until 1992.

Visitor information

Fort Denison is located in Sydney Harbour National Park.