Double Bay Wharf Upgrade


Project overview

The NSW Government has upgraded Double Bay Wharf as part of the Transport Access Program.

Double Bay Wharf Upgrade

Latest news

December 2023 - Wharf construction work complete

The Double Bay Wharf Upgrade is complete and the community can now use the wharf's new and improved accessibility features. For timetable and service information please visit or call 131 500.

Read more in the December community notification (PDF, 194 KB).

Project information

The new Double Bay Wharf

The Double Bay Wharf has been upgraded as part of the Transport Access Program (TAP).

TAP is a NSW Government initiative delivering safe, modern and accessible public transport infrastructure across the state, improving access to public transport for people with disability or limited mobility, and parents and carers with prams.

Ferry passengers and other wharf users will benefit from the new and improved accessibility features, including:

  • a dual-sided floating pontoon so that two vessels can berth at the same time
  • covered waiting area 
  • passenger seating and weather protection
  • a gangway connecting to the jetty to provide an accessible route from the street to access a waiting ferry
  • improved lighting and security.

Woollahra Council has also upgraded footpaths and ensured accessible car parking spaces meet accessibility standards.

You will also see beautiful new Aboriginal artwork at the wharf. We worked with the Gujaga Foundation and Artist Shane Youngberry to incorporate stories of Country into the wharf design. 

Shane belongs to the La Perouse Aboriginal community and is a member of the Gweagal Clan of the Dharawal Nation and the Dunghutti Nation.

Shane worked with senior members of his clan group to capture dreaming stories and ensure the visual representations and storytelling is spiritually and culturally appropriate. Themes relating to Country, People and Culture informed Shane’s development of artwork for the wharf. This includes meeting place and campsite artwork within the new concrete structure that connects the existing jetty and the gangway.


Other wharf upgrades in the area

Wharf interchanges across Sydney are being upgraded to improve the transport experience for ferry passengers and the community. Find out more about wharf upgrades in your area.

Community information

Community involvement

Initial consultation for the Double Bay Wharf upgrade was carried out between Monday 29 March and Wednesday 5 May 2021. Read more in the consultation report (PDF, 2.15Mb).

From Friday 15 October to Tuesday 16 November 2021, the Review of Environmental Factors for the proposed upgrade was on display for comment.

You can read a summary of the submissions and our responses in the submissions report (PDF, 642Kb).

Project documents

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Community updates


Contact us

For further information about this project, please contact:

Phone: 1800 770 973 (during business hours)