Skip Links
Close Search
Kibbutz performing onstage at drama theatre

Sydney Opera House By-Law

Sydney Opera House Trust By-law 2021 (2021 By-law)


The 2021 By-law is made under the Sydney Opera House Trust Act 1961. The By-law is a set of rules that supports the management of the Opera House in:

  • Maintaining the health, safety and security of visitors and staff when on the precinct;
  • Protecting the Opera House building and its contents;
  • Ensuring visitors can enjoy their experience of the Opera House;Protecting the Opera House’s status as a national icon, tourist attraction and meeting place; and
  • Ensuring the Opera House can achieve its objectives and functions as set out in the Sydney Opera House Trust Act 1961.

The By-law is automatically repealed every five years in accordance with the Subordinate Legislation Act 1989. At that time, the Opera House is entitled to remake its By-law with updates that align to its current operating environment. The By-law is due for automatic repeal on 1 September 2026.

The 2021 By-law can be accessed here

You may also like...

UtzonMusic2023_1600x1200

Utzon Music 2023

02 Mar 2023 - 08 Oct 2023

Australia's finest classical musicians and creatives bring their music to the Utzon Room for a series of dynamic and inspiring performances.

inside-out-at-the-house-1600x1200.jpg

Inside/Out at the House

All Forecourt tickets just $10

Celebrating 50 years of the Sydney Opera House, Inside/Out at the House invites you to join us under the sails or the stars for an extraordinary 7-day festival from 1-7 May.

badu-gili-wonder-woman-hero-4x3.jpg

Badu Gili: Wonder Women

Daily

Badu Gili - meaning 'water light' in the language of the traditional owners of Bennelong Point, the Gadigal people - is a free daily experience that explores First Nations stories in a spectacular six-minute projection on the Opera House’s eastern Bennelong sails.