Site access & security
Visual bag inspections will be carried out at all checkpoints on Sunday 26 January to ensure the safety and security of everyone onsite. This may include electronic screening so please be patient and allow extra travel time.
The Sydney Opera House continues to work closely with NSW Police and relevant authorities to ensure a safe and secure environment for everyone.
What you can bring on Australia Day
No alcohol or glass is permitted onsite. Guests can purchase food and drinks, including alcoholic beverages from onsite vendors. Please note there is no ATM onsite, however, all vendors will accept card payment.
Please be sun safe. We encourage everyone enjoying their Australia Day outdoors to wear sunscreen and protective clothing. Small and large sunshades or structures are not permitted onsite, however, you may bring a personal-sized umbrella (no more than 125cm in diameter).
Please note, these conditions of entry do not apply to the Australia Day Live concert on the Sydney Opera House forecourt, for more information visit the event page.
For a full list of items that cannot be brought onsite, please visit Venue Security below.