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Expressions of Interest for Sydney Open are now open for 2018

We’re pleased to invite Expressions of Interest from buildings/sites to participate in Sydney Open, held on 3 November and 4 November 2018. If you are an architect, building owner, manager, or tenant that has a building you believe is an example of contemporary and historic significance, we want to know about it.

Our team will work closely with you to showcase your building to new audiences and to deliver the best visitor experience. SLM charges a nominal ticket price, which assists us to cover the staffing, marketing and delivery of the program. Each building participates in the event at their own cost however participating sites are covered by NSW Treasury Managed Fund’s Public Liability Insurance.

In 2018 Sydney Open will offer audiences two ways to engage with a curated offering of buildings and tours:

Focus Tours | Saturday 3 November

These are specialist guided tours that offer audiences a unique behind the scenes guided experience. Limited to 10-20 people, between 3-6 tours are scheduled from 9am with last tour at 4pm; tours are from 45 to 60 minutes duration.

Sydney Open Pass | Sunday 4 November

The Sydney Open Pass allows audiences to free flow through your site according to the levels and spaces you wish to open with first entry at 10am and last entry 4pm.

How to Apply

To be considered, your building must have architectural, historical, sustainable, design, and/or cultural interest or merit. If you would like to recommend your building/site please complete this short online form before the end of July 2018.

Applicants will be notified and a site visit scheduled to see if the building or site is suitable.

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Interested in partnership?

Sydney Open 2019 welcomes interest and enquiries about partnering opportunities. This program has become a fixed feature on the Sydney cultural calendar and provides corporate partners with outstanding opportunities to be aligned with a unique and prestigious event, delivering over 48,000 visits across over 70 carefully curated buildings, and generating media value of over $5.6m. Partnering with Sydney Living Museums means a collaborative approach to delivering strong outcomes and meeting key strategic and business objectives. 

Opportunities for sponsorship are also available. 


To discuss partnership opportunities for Sydney Open 2019, please contact:

Mark McDaid

Corporate Partnerships Manager