F8 Cockatoo Island Route

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Transport for NSW and Sydney Ferries operator Transdev are committed to delivering the best possible ferry services for you.

Thank you to all members of the community who took the time since November 2019 to share their feedback about the proposed ferry service changes on the F8 Cockatoo Island services.

The consultation is now closed and our teams are going through all feedback and submissions.

Learn more about the proposed changes

  • Read information on this page.
  • Download the F8 service changes brochure via the document library links.
  • Check how your wharf will be affected by looking it up via our search tool at the top of this site.

Route change

We are planning to change the F8 Cockatoo Island route to provide more frequent services serving Cockatoo Island, Woolwich, Greenwich Point and Birchgrove, to and from Barangaroo.

The route will no longer serve Balmain Wharf. Instead, we are proposing to alter the F3 Parramatta River route to include Balmain, replacing the service currently provided by F8 services, but at a much higher frequency – up to three times more often as it does currently.

F8 Cockatoo Island proposed new route

Interchange at Barangaroo for more connecting services

The route change will also see all F8 services terminating at Barangaroo.

Barangaroo is a major transport interchange where you can connect right into the heart of the Sydney CBD, including with trains and buses, via Wynyard Walk.

You will be able to interchange at Barangaroo for other enhanced ferry services, including the F4 City Connector. With the overall proposed changes across the network, there will be more connecting services to bring you to your final destination.

Transport for NSW and Sydney Ferries operator Transdev are committed to delivering the best possible ferry services for you.

Thank you to all members of the community who took the time since November 2019 to share their feedback about the proposed ferry service changes on the F8 Cockatoo Island services.

The consultation is now closed and our teams are going through all feedback and submissions.

Learn more about the proposed changes

  • Read information on this page.
  • Download the F8 service changes brochure via the document library links.
  • Check how your wharf will be affected by looking it up via our search tool at the top of this site.

Route change

We are planning to change the F8 Cockatoo Island route to provide more frequent services serving Cockatoo Island, Woolwich, Greenwich Point and Birchgrove, to and from Barangaroo.

The route will no longer serve Balmain Wharf. Instead, we are proposing to alter the F3 Parramatta River route to include Balmain, replacing the service currently provided by F8 services, but at a much higher frequency – up to three times more often as it does currently.

F8 Cockatoo Island proposed new route

Interchange at Barangaroo for more connecting services

The route change will also see all F8 services terminating at Barangaroo.

Barangaroo is a major transport interchange where you can connect right into the heart of the Sydney CBD, including with trains and buses, via Wynyard Walk.

You will be able to interchange at Barangaroo for other enhanced ferry services, including the F4 City Connector. With the overall proposed changes across the network, there will be more connecting services to bring you to your final destination.