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Island life

There are a number of options available to residents, each with different characteristics.

  • Parking is available at Church Point. Read more here
  • Another possibility is to park and berth at one of the private marinas. Read more here

Parking permits for the Church Point car parking area are available from Northern BeachesĀ Council.

Go to the Council’s website for more information or print an application form (available to be filled in at a council office).

More information about Parking at Church Point.


There are a number of groups and classes on the island. For a calendar of scheduled events, click here.


There are native animals on the island. Read more here.


All emergencies: dial 000

Emergency services often liaise with our Fire Brigades’ Community First Responders. Read more here.


Northern Beaches Council. Go to the Northern Beaches Council websiteĀ  for more information.


The island is not on town water, so all residents have tanks and many collect water from their roof. Read more here.Ā Alternatively, you can buy Emergency Water from SIRA.Ā  Read more here.


The Spotted Gum forest on the island is protected, but trees can be cut down in some circumstances. Read about the Council’s tree policy.


Managing weeds on your property is one of the best things you can do for the local plant environment: read more about planting and weeding on the island.


Some of these are catered for on the island. In ourĀ EnvironmentĀ section under ‘Waste’, you can read about recycling, bi-annual clean-ups, and vegetation clean-ups; and about council chemical collections on the mainland.


ThisĀ Council mapĀ (select Bush fire Maps in the dropdown map overlay in the top left) shows that all Scotland Island properties are designated as fire prone. More information can be found on this Northern Beaches Council website page. For more advice on bush fire safety, get in touch with the Scotland Island Rural Fire Brigade (SIRFB).


There is a playground at Tennis Wharf. Read more here.


There is a school ferry for children going to Newport Primary School, and older children can take the bus to Pittwater High School. ReadĀ moreĀ here.


No. There was a kindy in the past, but it ceased operating in 2019.


No, except as offered by private individuals.


Yes, There is a playground at Tennis Wharf. Read more here.


The Community Vehicle is available for transport around on the island. Read more here.


Sorry, there is NO postal service on Scotland Island! Residents use online postal addresses such as P.O. Boxes for mail delivery. Contact the Church Point Post Office for more information:

Church Point Post Office

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Phone: 02 9999 3089 Website: Church Point Post Office
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Moving Here

There are a number of options available to residents, each with different characteristics.

  • Parking is available at Church Point. Read more here
  • Another possibility is to park and berth at one of the private marinas. Read more here

Parking permits for the Church Point car parking area are available from Northern BeachesĀ Council.

Go to the Council’s website for more information or print an application form (available to be filled in at a council office).

More information about Parking at Church Point.


There are several companies specialising in moving goods to the island. Read more here.


On the mainland, there is a commuter wharf at Church Point. Read more here.
On the island, there are five public wharves. Read more here.


On the mainland, there is a commuter wharf at Church Point. Read more here.
There are also private marinas that lease berths. Read more here.


Permits are available from Northern Beaches Council. Go to the Council’s websiteĀ  for information and applications.


Several agents deal in island properties. Read more here.


There are a number of groups and classes on the island. For a calendar of scheduled events, click here.


Every year there is a registration day on the island. Read more about vehicles on the island.


Golf buggies, quad bikes and other unregistered vehicles are not legally permitted on gazetted roads anywhere in NSW, including Scotland Island. To find out more about the efforts to achieve conditional registration for light vehicles on the island, see Traffic management planĀ .


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Children

There is a school ferry for children going to Newport Primary School, and older children can take the bus to Pittwater High School. ReadĀ moreĀ here.


No. There was a kindy in the past, but it ceased operating in 2019.


No, except as offered by private individuals.


Yes, There is a playground at Tennis Wharf. Read more here.