Harbour City Ferries Crew onboard Lady Heron

Crew & Shipyard


There’s more to your ferry than meets the eye.


Crew & Shipyard

There’s more to your ferry than meets the eye.

Step aboard a ferry on Sydney Harbour and you’ll meet one or two of our 300 General Purpose Hands, or spot one of our 100 Masters up in the wheel house, but they are just a few of our 650 strong team.

There are 70 Engineers below decks running the motors, 50 Customer Service Officers helping with tickets and information and Controlling, Staff Assignment and Controlling Officers ensuring that all the 450 plus daily ferry trips run smoothly.

Then at our Balmain shipyard there are Marine Fitters, Engine Mechanics, Boilermakers, Certified Welders, Shipwrights, Electricians, Plumbers, Painters and Trades Assistants and Engineering professionals – all helping to make absolutely sure your Ferry is ship shape and Bristol fashion. As you’d expect, every single one of our team is dedicated to making your Harbour trip the best and safest it can be, but what you may not have expected is how diverse their stories and talents are.

Here are just a few…

Featured Crew Member

Meet Bill

A naval life of adventure and tragedy.

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Bill Baker

Able Seaman, Royal British Navy now Team Leader
Harbour City Ferries

Crew Stories

Meet Dean

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Sailor of multiple Sydney to Hobart yacht races

Sailor of multiple Sydney to Hobart yacht races
Harbour City Ferries

Read Dean's Story

Meet Stephen

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Resident Ferry Artist

Shipyard worker
Harbour City Ferries

Read Stephen's Story

Meet Haig

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The Self-Taught Photographer and Japanese Speaker

Greaser - Manly Freshwater Ferry
Harbour City Ferries

Read Haig's Story

Meet Lidija

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Graphics and Motorbikes

Crew Member
Harbour City Ferries

Read Lidija's Story

Meet Travis

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Safety Officer at the Balmain Shipyard

Safety Officer at the Balmain Shipyard
Harbour City Ferries

Read Travis's Story

Meet Lonnie

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Third-Generation Harbour Worker

Crew Member
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Read Lonnie's Story

Meet Jenny

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Shanghai, Sydney and Vision Science

Crew member
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Read Jenny's Story

Meet Bill

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A naval life of adventure and tragedy.

Able Seaman, Royal British Navy now Team Leader
Harbour City Ferries

Read Bill Baker's Story

Meet Michael

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Survival of the Fittest

Harbour City Ferries Team Leader, formerly Royal British Navy
Harbour City Ferries

Read Michael Mayes's Story

Meet Brendan

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Rapid deployment, and then the wait begins.

Private Brendan Mills, Australian Army Master and Engineer
Harbour City Ferries

Read Brendan Mills's Story

Meet John

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Change in the Military

Controlling Officer
Harbour City Ferries

Read John Crawford's Story

Meet Chris

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Anxious is departing, relief is the homecoming.

Rear Admiral, Royal Australian Navy, AO, Board Member
Harbour City Ferries

Read Chris Oxenbould's Story

Meet Peter

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The Submariner - A Life of Isolation

Controlling Officer
Harbour City Ferries

Read Peter van Brink's Story

Meet Mat Savage

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Technical Superintendent at the Balmain Shipyard

Technical Superintendent at the Balmain Shipyard
Harbour City Ferries

Read Mat's Story

Meet Phil

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Fourth Generation 18 foot skiff racer

Crew member
Harbour City Ferries

Read Phil's Story

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