Sick kids treated to police boat ride on Sydney Harbour

Sick children from The Children’s Hospital at Westmead have enjoyed a very special boat ride on Sydney Harbour.

The chronically ill kids and their parents visited the Marine Area Command at Balmain on Sunday.

Officers from the Marine Area Command entertained the young and young at heart with a ride on the 16 metre Police boat and Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat.


The boys, aged between six and 11, also enjoyed a visit from the Dog Unit and a tour of the Diving Unit.

NSW Marine Area Commander, Superintendent Mark Hutchings said the event was a great way to brighten the spirits of the children and their families.

“It’s a great opportunity to support the community and be part of a good cause,” Supt Hutchings said.

“With the ongoing flood recovery effort in northern parts of the state, it’s great to be able to stop and give the kids some joy.”

It’s the second time the Marine Area Command has partnered with The Children’s Hospital at Westmead to hold the event.

The Children’s Hospital at Westmead treats 70,000 sick and injured children from NSW and beyond each year.