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Sydney Opera House By-Law

Current By-law: Sydney Opera House Trust By-law 2015 (2015 By-law)

The 2015 By-law is made under the Sydney Opera House Trust Act 1961. It provides for the general management and control of the Opera House, protection of the building, and regulation of the use and enjoyment of the Opera House. The By-law assists the Opera House in ensuring the safety and security of visitors and staff. 

The 2015 By-law can be accessed here


2021 re-make of the 2015 By-law

The Opera House By-law is automatically repealed every five years, in accordance with the Subordinate Legislation Act 1989. As the 2020 remake was postponed by 12 months due to COVID-19, the By-law is due for automatic repeal on 1 September 2021.

Public consultation of the draft 2021 By-law has now closed.

We are now in the process of collating comments and submissions received during the consultation period between 7 April and 6 May 2021 and will be carefully considered before finalising the 2021 By-law.

The 2021 By-law will up available here from 1 September 2021.


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