Georges Head Battery

I headed down to my favorite area in Sydney to check out the old Georges Head Battery. I was surprised by how good it was.

Entry into the bunkers was easy. The site itself was clean and graffiti free and I even got a bit lost in the tunnels. It really is a rabbit warren down there.


The Georges Head Battery is a former military fortification located on the Georges Head in the suburb of Mosman in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The site consists of the original battery and barracks, designed by Colonial Architect James Barnet, located at the end of Suakin Drive, Georges Heights, two later batteries located adjacent to the corner of Middle Head Road and Best Avenue, Georges Heights, and the Beehive (or Lower) Casemate adjacent to the Armoured (or Upper) Casemate in Chowder Bay Road. The Georges Head Battery is one of three forts in the area that were built for the purpose of defending the outer harbour. The other two forts are located at Middle Head and Bradleys Head, Mosman. The fort became a command post in the 1890s for the coordination of all of Sydney’s harbour defences. It was decommissioned in 2002 and part of the land is managed by the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust, with other parts managed by the NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service as part of the Sydney Harbour National Park.


What I really was impressed with about this site was the amount of work that has gone into it. It is literally carved from the stone that makes up the headland. You can still see the old markings in the stone from where the workers chopped out the tunnels. You can also see that the site was a busy one, with worn stairs and smoothed floors, you can see it had a lot of traffic.

You can find more information [here] and [here].

Leave a Reply