Why Qantas boss Alan Joyce’s $19million Sydney Harbour palace in Mosman was attacked with eggs


Neighbours fear a creepy serial noise vigilante may be behind the ‘disgusting’ egg and toilet paper attack on Qantas CEO Alan Joyce’s $19million waterfront mansion.

The airline chief’s home in the ritzy Sydney suburb of Mosman was mysteriously plastered with eggs and toilet paper overnight on Tuesday.

It was initially suspected to be the work of a disgruntled passenger or angry former worker after Qantas was bombarded with complaints over cancelled flights, ticket refunds, lost baggage, and staff sacked or stood down during the Covid pandemic.

Neighbours fear a creepy serial noise vigilante may be behind the ‘disgusting’ egg and toilet paper attack on Qantas CEO Alan Joyce’s $19million harbourside mansion 

Video of an earlier attack on a neighbour's home in May 2021 appeared to reveal the vandal as a middle-aged woman disguised in a heavy jacket and baseball cap

Video of an earlier attack on a neighbour’s home in May 2021 appeared to reveal the vandal as a middle-aged woman disguised in a heavy jacket and baseball cap

But now one neighbour has revealed how he has suffered three similar attacks in the past 18 months after he has hosted raucous Christmas and New Year’s Eve parties.

And the strikes on his property have dramatically escalated from egg and flour bombs to his car and front door being spray painted with outrageous accusations falsely branding him a drug dealer.

The neighbour told Daily Mail Australia he installed CCTV cameras after the first attack in January 2021 which peppered his home with eggs and then splattered it with flour and toilet paper.

Video of the next attack in May 2021 appeared to reveal the vandal as a middle-aged woman disguised in a heavy jacket, baseball cap and face mask.

She could be seen carrying a carrier bag which appears to be filled with the eggs, flour and toilet paper that was then used to bombard the local’s car and home.

But she returned again in January 2022 and this time came armed with spray paint.

She is seen clearly looking into the camera in one clip before suddenly spray-painting its lens to block the recording.

Although she is again disguised in a baseball cap, ski mask and hoodie, she can be seen wearing very distinctive glasses. 

The home owner later found his car and door spray painted with the messages ‘BUY COCAINE HERE’, ‘BUY COCAINE’ and ‘BUY COCAINE FROM ME’.

She could be seen carrying a carrier bag which appears to be filled with the eggs, flour and toilet paper that was then used to bombard the local's car and home

She could be seen carrying a carrier bag which appears to be filled with the eggs, flour and toilet paper that was then used to bombard the local’s car and home

And the strikes on his property have dramatically escalated from egg and flour bombs to his car and front door being spray painted with outrageous accusations falsely branding him a drug dealer

And the strikes on his property have dramatically escalated from egg and flour bombs to his car and front door being spray painted with outrageous accusations falsely branding him a drug dealer

Police said there was not enough evidence to pursue a prosecution, says the neighbour

 Police said there was not enough evidence to pursue a prosecution, says the neighbour

The neighbour revealed he's  suffered three similar attacks in the past 18 months after he has hosted Christmas and New Year's Eve parties

The neighbour revealed he’s  suffered three similar attacks in the past 18 months after he has hosted Christmas and New Year’s Eve parties

The car had to be resprayed under insurance after the latest attack. 

‘By the time you’re having a car resprayed, it’s a little bit more than some eggs on the doorstep,’ said the owner who asked not to be named.

The local says he took the footage to police but was told it was insufficient evidence to pursue a prosecution.

‘Even though she’s covered up her face, she’s very distinctive,’ he said.

‘You can see her height, size, body shape, the way they walk and she’s got these quite distinctive gold glasses on.

‘It’s like something out the movies – you see her walk up to the camera with a can of spray paint and spray it out. It’s really creepy.

‘Everyone who watches the footage gets creeped out by it.’

He added: ‘It took us a while to work it out, but it used to happen after we’d had noise on during the day, like music or a pool party or something like that.

‘At first we didn’t realise, because we would then go to bed at 10pm and the camera footage would have it happen about 2.30 or 3am.

‘It took us many incidents to put it all together and realise that it’s someone upset by the noise.

‘But there are many other ways to deal with noise complaints – and who stays up until the middle of the night to seek revenge?’

He believes the attacker has been stalking out his home to identify the occupants and their cars to target which has added to the unease about the incidents.

‘We’ve checked with our neighbours about noise levels after we’ve had parties to see if there has been any issues, but they’ve all said there was no problem,’ he added.

‘This kind of behaviour doesn’t feel good and it’s really upset a lot of our neighbours. They don’t feel safe with this sort of stuff going on.’

Now the attacker has believed to have struck again and targeted the Qantas boss, in an onslaught his other neighbours have condemned online as ‘disgusting’.

Joyce, 55, and his husband Shane Lloyd bought the palatial 1908 Federation residence in Mosman, trading up from their inner city penthouse at The Rocks

Joyce, 55, and his husband Shane Lloyd bought the palatial 1908 Federation residence in Mosman, trading up from their inner city penthouse at The Rocks

Qantas boss Alan Joyce has had his sprawling $19million waterfront mansion plastered with eggs and toilet paper as the airline continues to be embroiled in a series of furious rows with passengers, crews and former staff

Qantas boss Alan Joyce has had his sprawling $19million waterfront mansion plastered with eggs and toilet paper as the airline continues to be embroiled in a series of furious rows with passengers, crews and former staff

Qantas boss Alan Joyce splashed out on a sprawling $19million waterfront mansion overlooking Sydney harbour. He moved into the property with his husband in May

Qantas boss Alan Joyce splashed out on a sprawling $19million waterfront mansion overlooking Sydney harbour. He moved into the property with his husband in May

The CEO and his husband Shane Lloyd only moved into their spectacular new home on Sydney’s lower north shore in May.

Neighbours in the upmarket suburb spotted splattered eggs and long lengths of toilet paper stuck to the roof of the six-bedroom harbourside palace on Tuesday.

The garage door also appeared to have had fruit or some other substance thrown at it.

Joyce, 55, and his husband bought the four-storey 1908 Federation home on the lower north shore, trading up from their inner city penthouse at The Rocks.

The 15-room home has six bedrooms and multiple living areas, including outdoor living spaces on two massive decks in breathtaking gardens overlooking the bay. 

Neighbours in the upmarket suburb spotted splattered eggs and long lengths of toilet paper stuck to the roof of the six-bedroom harbourside palace on Tuesday

Neighbours in the upmarket suburb spotted splattered eggs and long lengths of toilet paper stuck to the roof of the six-bedroom harbourside palace on Tuesday

The garage door also appears to have had fruit or some other substance thrown as part of the overnight attack by protesters on Monday

The garage door also appears to have had fruit or some other substance thrown as part of the overnight attack by protesters on Monday 

The airline is facing some of its worst performance levels in history with more than half of Qantas passengers having their flight either delayed or completely cancelled last week, in a horror seven days for both Qantas

The airline is facing some of its worst performance levels in history with more than half of Qantas passengers having their flight either delayed or completely cancelled last week, in a horror seven days for both Qantas

 The 631 square metre home was completely rebuilt in 2015 into an enormous four-level home, set above a large three-level parterre garden that leads to the waterfront.

At the water’s edge it has a jetty that could accommodate a 7.6 metre sailing boat, with Sydney amateur sailing club Mosman Rowers located directly opposite. 

It also has an valuable and rare permanent berth and its very own shark-netted sea pool.

The mansion boasts four bathrooms, a home cinema, its own wine cellar and a huge double garage.

It was the roof of the garage which was targeted by the egger, who threw several eggs at the roof and then slung lengths of white toilet paper across the tiles.

Mr Joyce will almost certainly have to hire tradesmen to clear the roofing as it is three floors up from the entrance courtyard below.

Joyce and Lloyd's new 631 square metre home was completely rebuilt in 2015 with Seattle architect Paul Moon transforming the house into a modern classic

Joyce and Lloyd’s new 631 square metre home was completely rebuilt in 2015 with Seattle architect Paul Moon transforming the house into a modern classic

Neighbours sympathised with the Qantas boss in the wake of the attack after details were posted online.

 ‘This is disgusting. What a horrible thing to do,’ posted one, with many agreeing. ‘Vandalism either way not good,’ added one.

Others were more critical.

‘Qantas worker here,’ posted one. ‘Poor guy – maybe he can send his outsourced workers to clean it.’ 

Another added: ‘I’m sure he will just use cheap labour hire to clean it!’  

Others saw humour in it and teased about the possible production of a podcast about the incident, taking the mickey out of locals’ habits.

‘It was 9:02pm, pitch black and the neighbourhood was silent,’ wrote one in the local Facebook group. 

Inside the home has six bedrooms and multiple living areas, including outdoor living spaces on two massive decks overlooking the busy bay

Inside the home has six bedrooms and multiple living areas, including outdoor living spaces on two massive decks overlooking the busy bay

After being on the market for several months, it was sold by former foreign exchange dealer Alison Ethell and her sister Jane, who bought it for just $1.25million 19 years ago

After being on the market for several months, it was sold by former foreign exchange dealer Alison Ethell and her sister Jane, who bought it for just $1.25million 19 years ago

‘After kissing Paris the cavoodle on the nose Jenny whispered, “Don’t worry, I’ll teach him a lesson for that last minute flight change, I can’t believe I lost my extra legroom seat!”

‘She donned her Carla Zampatti Covid mask, took 2x rolls of toilet paper from the guest bathroom and grabbed a few eggs before hastily slipping out under the cover of darkness – the benefit of poor street lights was in her favour…’

Joyce takes home an estimated annual salary of $1.9million as Qantas boss. He and Lloyd also own a summer getaway house at Palm Beach, which they bought for $5.25million in 2015.

 

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