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Jungle House outlook Photo © Michael Lassman

This year, Sydney Open is going digital, offering you a selection of curated online experiences around the key themes of City, Garden and Home.

Join us for our first-ever digital Sydney Open going live 6-8 November. We invite you to discover your city in new ways with our line-up of live streamed talks, never before seen content, self-guided audio tours and more.

Enjoy a special sneak peek of the program here

Become a member to receive first access to this year’s program and stay updated via our eNews and @sydneyisopen


Meet our Sydney Open patron

Clover Moore, Lord Mayor City of Sydney

As our first-ever Sydney Open patron, Lord Mayor Clover Moore joins us in celebrating Sydney’s architecture and urban design through this year’s unique program.

We look forward to sharing a special interview with Clover Moore and more across the Sydney Open weekend, exploring her ideas on this year’s themes of City, Garden and Home.

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Lord Mayor Clover Moore

Meet our ambassadors

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    City ambassador

    Jess Miller, Councillor City of Sydney


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    Garden ambassador

    Georgina Reid, Founder of The Planthunter


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    Home ambassador

    Aidan Anderson, Founder of The Local Project


2020 Program Sneak Peek


Reconnect with your city and enjoy a selection of curated online experiences exploring the role of architecture and urban design in Sydney’s past, present and future.

Enjoy a new self-guided audio tour around the CBD, virtual tours of secret spaces, galleries, live-streamed talks, interviews and more across the Sydney Open weekend.


From city parks to open spaces and gardens, join us as we explore the green spaces around us – now more important than ever!

Get excited for a new self-guided audio tour around Sydney’s gardens and parks, our yet to be launched Paradise on Earth exhibition, image galleries, interviews, stories from our archives and more.


Go behind the closed doors of the inspiring homes of Sydney, explore their architecture and interior design, and discover what makes a house a home from the comfort of your very own.

Enjoy our new “At Home with…" videos, curated image galleries, best of Sydney Open houses and more going live across the Sydney Open weekend.

Online talk series

  • New Heritage

    Friday 6 November, 7.30pm-8.30pm

    Join us for the opening event in our Sydney Open 2020 live-streamed talk series and weekend-long celebration of architecture. Hear from influential speakers as they discuss how existing architecture can be transformed and adapted for new uses.

    Info and registration

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    The Future of Sydney

    Sunday 8 November, 11am-12 noon

    Be part of a thought-provoking conversation about the future of Sydney. Hear from an engaging line-up of speakers from government, design and architecture and have your say with a live Q&A.

    Info and registration

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    Modern Sydney

    Sunday 8 November, 3pm-4pm

    What does 'modern heritage' mean? Join Sydney’s leading architectural thinkers for a vigorous debate on what makes a building important enough to preserve, and learn about the battles often involved in defining a building’s value.

    Info and registration


Audio tours

Explore the city in new ways with our self-guided audio tours. Discover urban gardens, open spaces and significant architecture around the city – all at your own pace!

Featuring Colin Bisset, writer, traveller and contributor to ABC Radio National's Blueprint for living in conversation with experts across landscape design and architecture.

Find out more


Online shop

The Planthunter: Truth, Beauty, Chaos and Plants
Australia Modern: Architecture, Landscape & Design 1925-1975
MPavilion: Encounters with Design and Architecture
Australian Designers at Home


Latest news

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Meet our patron and ambassadorsFriday 16 October 2020

Meet our Sydney Open patron and ambassadors showcasing expertise across our key themes of city, garden and home.