South Mosman Wharf Upgrade


Project overview

The NSW Government is upgrading South Mosman Wharf.

The upgrade is happening as part of the Safe Accessible Transport program.

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Start of construction - June 2024

The South Mosman Wharf upgrade received planning approval in June 2021. The detailed design is now complete, and construction is planned to start Monday 3 June 2024. Work will take about eight months to complete, weather permitting. During this time, the existing ferry services will not be running, and access to the surrounding work area will be closed to the public.

Project information


Transport for NSW is upgrading South Mosman Wharf as part of the Safe Accessible Transport program. The upgraded wharf will provide access for customers with mobility needs, meeting the standards of the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (DDA) and the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport 2002 (DSAPT).

The new South Mosman Wharf

The new wharf will provide South Mosman with facilities that all members of the community can access.

The new wharf will provide South Mosman with facilities that all members of the community can access.

Key benefits of the project include:

  • a new floating pontoon with a covered waiting area
  • a new lift providing accessible access
  • customer seating
  • new covered stairs
  • a new covered accessway connecting the lift to the gangway on the lower foreshore
  • a new covered gangway and jetty providing better weather protection
  • installation of three bicycle parking hoops.

Artist’s impression of South Mosman Wharf Upgrade as displayed during the REF. Indicative only. This design has been changed since the REF to incorporate community feedback.

Changes to the wharf design 

We would like to thank everyone who took the time to provide feedback on this project. As a result of your feedback, we have: 

  • added a covering to the gangway, stairs and lift platforms 
  • added glass screens at the northern and southern ends of the covered pontoon, providing weather protection for the seating area.

Potential construction impacts

Construction of the project would take up to eight months to complete, weather and maritime conditions permitting.

It is expected that:

  • some minor tree removal will be required, with more than twice as many replanted towards the end of construction 
  • a small temporary construction compound will be established further south, away from residential properties, reducing the potential noise and visual impact to properties there would be some truck movements on Musgrave Street.

We will notify the community of any impacts before starting work.

Alternative transport during closure and construction

Ferry passengers will need to use alternative transport during the wharf closure. 

The temporary closure of South Mosman Wharf will not change the timetable for ferry services to other wharves on the F6 route. Ferry services will continue to run as usual from Mosman Bay Wharf. 

Mosman Bay Wharf can be accessed by active transport such as walking or bike riding. Catching the 111 bus service from Musgrave Street to Canrobert Street and changing to the 230 bus from Avenue Road, or the 230 bus service from Military Road can also be used to connect to North Sydney and other destinations. 

Passengers are encouraged to allow extra travel time and plan ahead by visiting or using trip planning apps. For more information on bus services, visit Trip Planner, transportnsw. info or phone Transport Info on 131 500.

Work hours and potential noise impacts

Our standard work hours would be between 7am and 6pm Monday to Friday and between 8am and 1pm on Saturdays. Some of the work during these times would be noisy. No work is planned for Sundays or public holidays.

Some out of hours work may be carried out for work that requires calm water conditions. We would notify impacted residents before carrying out any out of hours work.

Other wharf upgrades in the area

Wharf interchanges across Sydney are being upgraded to improve the transport experience for customers and the community. To find out more about wharf upgrades in your area visit the Wharf Upgrade Program page.

In designing the new wharves, a number of areas need to be considered such as accessibility, the environment, customer safety and amenity, future demand and ferry operations. These are outlined in the Design Considerations factsheet (PDF, 335.23 KB).

Project documents

Some documents on this page may not comply with accessibility requirements (WCAG).

If you are having trouble accessing information in these documents, please contact us.


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Contact us

For further information about this project, please contact:

Phone: 1800 684 490