Sydney Harbour National Park Plan of Management

This plan of management describes how the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will conserve the natural and cultural heritage of the park while providing unique and enriching experiences for visitors to Sydney Harbour. The park is one of the smaller national parks in New South Wales. At just under 400 hectares it sits within a protected areas system totalling around 7 million hectares of land.

1 December 2012
Office of Environment and Heritage
Publication, Plan of management, Final
  • ISBN 978-1-74293-815-8
  • ID OEH20120757
  • File PDF 8.4MB
  • Pages 301
  • Name sydney-harbour-national-park-plan-of-management-120757.pdf

Sydney Harbour National Park protects nearly 400 hectares of foreshores, headlands and islands on Sydney Harbour – one of Australia’s most iconic and recognisable landscapes. Despite its relatively small size and location in Australia’s largest city, the park retains extraordinarily diverse and significant natural, cultural and historic heritage values. The park also contains some of Sydney’s most valued sites for outdoor recreation, special events and celebrations.

The plan of management presents outcomes and actions aimed at protecting the park’s natural, cultural and heritage values, building partnerships with communities, and providing opportunities for exploration and understanding of Australia’s past and continuing cultural heritage.

This plan of management should be read with the Sydney Harbour National Park Amendment (2021).

Other park planning documents

Have your say

For further information and to have your say visit the Sydney Harbour National Park Draft Amendment to the Plan of Management: Public Consultation.

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