Barangaroo Ferry Wharf

Reviewed

Project overview

The Barangaroo Ferry Wharf increases Sydney’s ferry capacity and services the thousands of residents, visitors and workers travelling to the Barangaroo commercial and residential precinct.

Key benefits

  • Delivering high quality transport infrastructure to support the Barangaroo precinct. 
  • Improved ferry services and access to and from Sydney’s CBD. 
  • Additional weekly services on the F3 Parramatta River route and direct services to Barangaroo from the Eastern Suburbs when the new cross Harbour ferry route is introduced in October 2017. 

Status

Construction

Barangaroo Wharf is open to the public, however modification works are ongoing. For construction updates, please see:

The new wharf provides more public transport options for people travelling to and from Barangaroo. 

Wharf features include Opal card scan points, seating, bins, ticket vending machines, lighting, wayfinding, signage, a passenger information display and weather shelters. 

The wharf is accessible and comfortable for people with disabilities, older passengers, as well as those with prams.

For those living and working near the wharf the following links provide a range of information about what to expect now the wharf is operational. 

In September 2015, the Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance announced planning approval and contract award for construction of the new Barangaroo Wharf. 

In January 2016, the project site was established at Barangaroo South. Major construction activities began on site in February 2016.

For more information on construction, the latest Barangaroo Ferry Hub project status (PDF, 333.24 KB) details the works that have taken place recently.

About the Project

Because the NSW Government is planning for ‘Tomorrow’s Sydney’, Barangaroo Ferry Wharf will meet future demand by providing extra space for increased ferry services. The wharf will also have the ability to expand from two to three wharves at a later stage. 

Sydney is thriving, and the need for more, improved public transport is growing too. Both the Barangaroo commercial district and residential growth along Parramatta River will contribute to this increasing need. 

Between 11-14 ferries are expected to operate through the Barangaroo Ferry Wharf per hour. This includes a cross-harbour route that will connect to the Eastern suburbs via Milsons Point, and the F3 Parramatta River and F4 Darling Harbour services. Private and commercial operators will be given the option to set up their own services. 

Once the ferry wharf completes, passengers who travel between the new Barangaroo commercial district, Sydney’s CBD, and the Eastern suburbs, lower North Shore and Parramatta River, will be able to move quickly and seamlessly between all modes of transport. 

Customers can link directly from Barangaroo Ferry Wharf to the Wynyard Walk, which takes pedestrians to Wynyard Station and the CBD. For cyclicsts, bike racks for a minimum of 20 bikes will be provided and new bus routes will service the precinct.

The wharf will help ferry services to continue uninterrupted when passenger numbers go up or service capacity reduces, such as during special events and maintenance closures. It will also reduce demand on busy Circular Quay wharves.

The initial two ferry wharves are designed for improved safety, comfort and convenience. Both wharves will have a landing and ramp that connects the floating pontoon to land and each pontoon will have two berthing faces for ferries. 

Wynyard Station Upgrade will give Sydney a brighter, safer, faster and more accessible travel link, with increased capacity into the future.
Wynyard Walk is an accessible pedestrian tunnel that quickly and safely links Wynyard Station with the western Sydney CBD and Barangaroo.