Sydney Open

In this spectacular annual event, Sydney Open 2017 opens the doors of the city, with exclusive access to some of Sydney’s most significant, historic and architecturally inspiring buildings and sought-after behind-the-scenes Focus Tours.

For the first time on Sydney Open, we are delighted to welcome The Sydney Morning Herald as our Major Partner. Sydney Living Museums has a longstanding association with The Sydney Morning Herald, which celebrates 186 years as Sydney’s flagship newspaper in 2017. Fairfax Media’s Chief Marketing Officer, Michael Laxton, sees the partnership as a natural one for two organisations who both tell the story of Sydney in compelling and exciting ways. 
Read our interview with Michael Laxton.

Sydney Living Museums is a not-for-profit organisation. Collaborative partnerships enable us to reach a greater audience, provide more extensive programs and create more opportunities for public access to Sydney’s heritage and contemporary buildings.

We thank all our partners for their involvement, support and enthusiasm in making Sydney Open 2017 an unforgettable experience for visitors and Sydneysiders alike.

Interested in partnership?

To start the conversation about partnering with us on Sydney Open 2018, contact Joy England, Head of Development & Fundraising:

Sydney Living Museums

Event presenter

With a premium reputation as one of NSW’s foremost heritage organisations, Sydney Living Museums has led the way in providing public access to heritage and contemporary buildings through the Sydney Open program, now in its 13th year. The only expertly curated open-house program in Australia, Sydney Open draws huge media attention (over $5 million in media value in 2016), including TV and radio coverage and social media activity. Our iconic event has grown in popularity year on year and is highly sought after by visitors, volunteers and participants – in 2016 there were over 48,000 individual building visits, with ticketholders visiting an average of eight buildings during the day. With more than 60 buildings open over one November weekend, Sydney Open is an exceptional opportunity to deepen relationships with local communities, engage tenants and employees, and give a unique insight into corporate and heritage Sydney.

Sydney Living Museums is committed to engaging in collaborative partnerships that meet strategic objectives and provide mutual benefits. Partners on SLM projects have included Fairfax Media, Architecture AU, Grosvenor Place, Modern House, AMP Capital, Lendlease and P&O Cruises. Opportunities for specific event sponsorship are also available.

Event partners

Sydney Open 2017

Major partner

Sydney Morning Herald

Supporting partner

City of Sydney

Media partner


VIP event


Partner breakfast

GML Heritage

Beverage partner


Part of Home & Architecture

Supporting partner

Modern House

Media partner