Sydney Open

In this spectacular annual event, Sydney Open 2019 opens the doors to 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.

Beginning in 1997 and the only expertly curated and ticketed open-house program in Australia, Sydney Open draws huge media attention and social media activity, and offers an overwhelmingly positive visitor experience. Our iconic event has grown in popularity every year and is highly sought after by visitors, volunteers and corporate participants alike – in 2018 there were over 36,000 individual building visits, with ticketholders visiting an average of eight buildings during the day.

With more than 80 buildings open over one November weekend, Sydney Open is an exceptional opportunity to deepen relationships with local communities, engage tenants and employees, and showcase your building or organisation while giving a unique insight into corporate and heritage Sydney.

As 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, while offering a truly authentic and unique opportunity for partners, large and small.

Interested in partnership?

To discuss partnership opportunities for Sydney Open 2019, please contact Mark McDaid, Corporate Partnerships Manager, at

Sydney Living Museums

Event presenter

Sydney Living Museums cares for twelve of the most important historic properties in the state, including UNESCO World Heritage listed Hyde Park Barracks Museum, NSW’s oldest public building The Mint, and Museum of Sydney on the site of First Government House.

Through a diverse range of exhibitions, events, public access and education programs, we promote and share Sydney’s heritage and living history.

With a premium reputation as one of the country’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 since 1997.


Event partners

Media partners

Sydney Morning Herald


Supporting partner

City of Sydney

VIP event partner

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