Lachlan Murdoch to leave Australia and return to New York Fox News base while family stays in Sydney


Lachlan Murdoch is set to fly out of Sydney for New York after six months in Australia – but his supermodel wife Sarah and their three children are staying behind in their $50m mansion

  • Lachlan Murdoch prepares to fly back to Fox head office in New York on Tuesday
  • Murdoch and his family left United States and moved to Australia in March, 2021
  • His wife and three children will remain at Bellevue Hill estate in Sydney’s east
  • Murdoch will return with 9,000 other employees who have worked from home


Fox Corp chief executive Lachlan Murdoch will leave his family in Australia by way of private jet as the media tycoon prepares to head back to the United States.  

Murdoch, who also co-chairs publisher News Corp, will return to his desk at the Fox head office in New York from Tuesday, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.

It marks six months since Murdoch left the headquarters and moved with his wife Sarah and their three children Kalan, 17, Aidan, 15, and Aerin, 11, to Australia in March, arriving on another private jet.

His family will remain behind at their sprawling $50million Bellevue Hill estate Le Manoir, in Sydney’s eastern suburbs. 

Fox Corp chief executive Lachlan Murdoch (pictured, with partner Sarah) will leave his family in Australia as the media tycoon prepares to jet back to the United States

It marks six months since Murdoch left the headquarters and moved with his wife Sarah and their three children Kalan, 17, Aidan, 15, and Aerin, 11, to Australia in March (pictured, Murdoch leaving Bellevue Hill mansion in March)

It marks six months since Murdoch left the headquarters and moved with his wife Sarah and their three children Kalan, 17, Aidan, 15, and Aerin, 11, to Australia in March (pictured, Murdoch leaving Bellevue Hill mansion in March)

Murdoch will return to the office along with 9,000 employees who have been working from home during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

It will also be the day before Murdoch turns 50 on September 8. 

Murdoch made the decision to move to Australia amid claims that Joe Biden’s election made things ‘rough’ for his family, given Fox Corp’s reputation as catering to the GOP.

Things ‘got pretty rough’ for their children at school in their final weeks in Los Angeles, SMH reported at the time.

During his brief stay in Australia, Murdoch is believed to have snapped up a $37million boat shed at Point Piper.   

The two-storey boat shed is a stone’s throw from former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull’s home and was once the private playground of the wealthy O’Neil family.

It was sold on to Paul Scharrer, Scotts Honda Motors former owner and a local property investor, in 2017 before it sold for the eye-watering price of $37million in March.

The Wunulla Road property on Sydney Harbour is certainly Australia’s most expensive boat shed.  

Murdoch will return to the office along with 9,000 employees who have been working from home because of the Covid-19 pandemic

Murdoch will return to the office along with 9,000 employees who have been working from home because of the Covid-19 pandemic

During his brief stay in Australia, Murdoch is believed to have snapped up a $37million boat shed at Point Piper

During his brief stay in Australia, Murdoch is believed to have snapped up a $37million boat shed at Point Piper 

A caveat placed on the title after the sale – which occurred just three weeks after it was listed – confirmed a ‘mystery buyer’ purchased the home through McCullough Robertson legal firm.

The 2,000sqm property has access to one of the largest private marina berths on Sydney Harbour.

There is accommodation on the top level of the boat shed, and Woollahra Council recently approved for it to be turned into a home. 

The family kept a low profile during their stay. Murdoch made an appearance at the Holt Street offices in Surry Hills and attended the Herald’s 190th birthday celebrations at the Sydney Opera House in April.

A caveat placed on the title after the sale - which occurred just three weeks after it was listed - confirmed a mystery buyer purchased the home through McCullough Robertson legal firm

A caveat placed on the title after the sale – which occurred just three weeks after it was listed – confirmed a mystery buyer purchased the home through McCullough Robertson legal firm 

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