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Smoke-free Environment and Alcohol and Other Drugs Policies

More information about the Sydney Opera House's Smoke-free Environment and Alcohol and Other Drugs Policies is set out below.

Smoke-free Environment Policy

Smoking is prohibited in all enclosed and substantially enclosed areas at Sydney Opera House. However, special rules apply to smoking by performers as part of their performance.  In addition Sydney Opera House has designated a number of outdoor areas as smoke-free to maintain the amenity of these areas for all patrons as depicted on the Designated Smoke-free Areas Diagram below.

All persons smoking within permitted areas on site should consider the environment and dispose of cigarettes responsibly in order to maintain the amenity of Sydney Opera House precinct as an iconic and enjoyable destination.

Sydney Opera House Security and other Authorised Officers are permitted to direct people to comply with this policy while on Sydney Opera House premises.

Download a copy of the Designated Smoke-free Areas Diagram.

Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy

Sydney Opera House requires all staff to be unimpaired by alcohol and other drugs that may affect a person’s ability to work safely and effectively. High risk tasks must not be performed by staff with alcohol, illegal drugs or other medication used inappropriately in their system. In addition, staff must not consume alcohol during working hours (including meal and other breaks) except when attending approved work functions or official meetings where alcohol is served. Sydney Opera House provides systems, guidelines and support for staff in order to identify and report matters relating to alcohol and other drugs.

Full conditions and procedures are outlined in the policies.

To obtain a copy of the full policies, please contact the Right to Information Officer.


Right to Information Officer

Sydney Opera House

GPO Box 4274

Sydney NSW 2001


Ph: 9250 7111

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