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Australia Day 2018 - Live at Sydney Opera House

Our biggest celebration, our greatest performers, live and free on the Opera House steps.

On the Forecourt

“This Australia Day we’re raising the bar with a night you’ll never forget.”

Creative Director, John Foreman

This Event is:


The only way to see out Australia Day

Watch Australia’s top musical performers light up the night on the steps of the Sydney Opera House.

John Foreman OAM will direct proceedings on stage as a breathtaking fireworks paint the sky over Circular Quay. Don’t miss a concert like no other, free for event-goers, this Australia Day.

Brought to you by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW.

Australia Day 2018 - Live at Sydney Opera House Terms and Conditions

Ticket Limit: A Maximum 2 tickets per person.  Tickets booked in excess of maximum quantity per person(2 tickets) may be cancelled.

Timings and Access: Gates Open from 5.30pm. Entertainment from 6.00pm . As this is a free event, early arrival is advised. Please note as the concert will be broadcast from 7.30pm entry after 6.30pm cannot be guaranteed.

Filming: Please note that this performance will be filmed. Audience members face and likeness may be used in video and broadcasting of this show.

Conditions of Entry: Australia Day 2018 – Live at Sydney Opera House is an all ages event. Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. No BYO alcohol, glass, beverages, food. Water in sealed plastic bottles permitted. No umbrellas, strollers, chairs, sparklers, selfie sticks. BYO cushions permitted. For the safety of all, bag checks will be conducted on entry – your cooperation is appreciated.

Accessibility: Please book through our contact centre +612 92507777 or if your require wheelchair access or other special needs. We will make your booking and provide any updates on access info closer to the date.

Event Site Information: This is an outdoor event and the performance will proceed in inclement weather.  Please come prepared with protective clothing and sunscreen if required.

Transportation: We encourage the use of public transport to this event. Link to public transport info: http//

Road Closures: Road closures may be in place. Access to the event will be on foot down Macquarie Street.

Ticket Dispatch: Tickets for Australia Day 2018 – Live at Sydney Opera House are available by eTicket Print at home delivery, or collection on the day. No Tickets will be posted.

  • Ticket printing will be suppressed until Tuesday 23rd January 2018 so that limit breaches may be monitored.
  • We will contact bookers on Friday 19th January 2018 asking you to let us know if your plans change, so your tickets may be reallocated to our waitlist.
  • If you select Print at home, you will receive the tickets via email on Tuesday 23rd January. If you select Hold for collection, you may visit the Sydney Opera House Box Office any time from Tuesday 23rd January 2018 to collect your tickets. Opening hours are Mon to Sat 9:00am to 8:30pm and Sunday 9:00am to 5:00pm

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