Sydney Opera House Trust

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Sydney Opera House Trust
Agency overview
Minister responsible
Agency executive
  • Nicholas Moore, Chairman
Parent departmentArts NSW
Child Agency
Key document
  • Sydney Opera House Trust Act 1961
WebsiteSydney Opera House Trust

The Sydney Opera House Trust operates and maintains the Sydney Opera House in Sydney for the Government of New South Wales in Australia.


The Trust operates as one of the State's premier cultural institutions within the Arts NSW portfolio. It is constituted as a body corporate under the Sydney Opera House Trust Act 1961[1]. It has 10 members appointed by the Governor of New South Wales on the nomination of the Minister for the Arts. The Trustees must include at least two persons who have knowledge of or experience in the performing arts. A Trustee holds office for three years and is eligible for reappointment for no more than three consecutive terms.[2]


The Trust's objectives are:[2]

  • To administer, care for, control, manage, staff and maintain the Sydney Opera House building and site
  • To manage and administer the site as an arts centre and meeting place
  • To promote artistic taste and achievement in all branches of the performing arts
  • To foster scientific research into and to encourage the development of new forms of entertainment and presentation.


The Chairman since January 2017 has been Nicholas Moore, the chief executive of the Macquarie Group. The Executive and staff of Sydney Opera House assist the Trust in meeting these objectives.[2]


  1. ^ "Sydney Opera House Trust". 19 January 2019. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "Our People". Sydney Opera House. Government of New South Wales. Retrieved 3 September 2017.

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