The world-famous working harbour

One of the world’s most beautiful natural harbours, Sydney Harbour is famed for its sparkling waters, iconic sights, spectacular events and hundreds of kilometres of shoreline. Sydney Harbour is also a working harbour with a thriving maritime industry that supports the city’s economic development.

Australia’s busiest waterway, Sydney Harbour sees thousands of recreational, passenger and working vessels share the water with around 1200 large commercial vessels each year, including the cruise ships that call into Sydney’s two cruise terminals: the Overseas Passenger Terminal and White Bay Cruise Terminal.

At the heart of Sydney Harbour is Glebe Island, a working port for over 100 years that today provides Sydney with a vital maritime supply route for construction materials that will build the city’s future.

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Notice to mariners
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