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Make a gift in your will - bequests

Your legacy

Make the Opera House part of your life story or honour a family member or loved one by making a gift to the Opera House in your will. 

A gift in your will is a meaningful way to celebrate your love for the Opera House and make a lasting contribution for future generations.

To find out more and for suggested wording, please download more information here or contact in confidence +61 2 9250 7077 or

You play a vital role in treasuring and renewing the Opera House for future generations

Specific bequest gifts

If you wish to make a gift in your will to the Sydney Opera House to be directed to a specific purpose, or to make a gift of a specific item of property, please contact Janelle Prescott, Philanthropy Manager and Trusts, Estates & Gift Planning, to discuss, in complete confidence, so that the Opera House can ensure it is able to fulfil your specific intention.

Updating your will to include a gift to the Opera House 

If you have already made a will, and now wish to include the Opera House, you can add a codicil which will allow you to alter the original terms of the will.


  • The residue of your estate: a residuary gift in your will is the residue of or the entirety of your estate once all legacies and costs have been paid. 
  • A percentage: you can also elect to leave a percentage of either the residue of your estate, or a percentage of your entire estate. 
  • A pecuniary gift: leaving a pecuniary gift means to make a gift in your will of a specific gift of cash 
  • An asset: an asset could be real estate, shares, bonds or other articles of value such as culturally significant works of art.

Thank you to our bequestors

You truly help us to secure and renew the Opera House for future generations of artists, audiences and visitors, and to make sure the Opera House is open to all.
Please join us in thanking our donors who have made a gift in their will.
Colin Adams
Richard Adams
Michael Foley
Donna L St Clair
Sara Watts 
Anonymous (4)
The late Colin A Foster, for the Phillip and Myrtle Foster Memorial Award
The late R Furman
The late Joy Lindsay, for the Joy Lindsay and Valerie North Opera Award