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Sydney Opera House and the Global Goals

Inspiring positive social and environmental change

At the Sydney Opera House, we believe that art and culture is a catalyst to drive positive change. As a global icon, we have an important role to play when it comes to building a better, more sustainable future for all. Together, we have the power to make a difference.

That’s why, in October 2019 we committed to the  United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, with the release of our latest Reconciliation, Accessibility and Environment community action plans. Since then we have continued to build on this commitment, including through our Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging Strategy and Heritage action plan.

A to-do list for the world, the Global Goals address the world’s most pressing issues, including climate action, equal access and social justice.

While we reflect on some of the progress we have made at the Opera House to drive positive change here, we know that there is still a lot more to do, so as we celebrate our 50th anniversary we are continuing to do all that we can to inspire positive change.

Thank you to our Global Goals Partners who help us work towards the Goals for a better future.

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Our goal at the Sydney Opera House is to provide barrier-free access, making the site, building and the experiences they offer accessible to all people. We provide a range of access services and performances for people who are blind or have low vision, for people who are deaf or have a hearing impairment and for people with physical disabilities.

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Environmental Sustainability

As a source of inspiration, the Opera House aims to be a leader in environmental and social sustainability.


Reconciliation Action Plan

The Opera House’s Reconciliation Action Plan commits to a range of actions and initiatives that aim to safeguard these traditions and adapting cultures for future generations.