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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The By-law is automatically repealed every five years in accordance with the Subordinate Legislation Act 1989.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

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