The 12th annual Sydney Architecture Festival invites Sydneysiders to get behind some of our most iconic buildings and ask: what makes a building truly great? 2018 is a supernova for milestones in Australian architecture. With major anniversaries for the Sydney Opera House and Australia’s Parliament House coinciding with plans for their future, this year’s Festival looks at our opportunity to preserve, protect and renew the enduring legacy of these modern monuments for future generations.


We aim to bring architecture and design out of the boardrooms and studios to those who experience it first hand. We want to promote a better understanding of architecture across the community but we know this is best done with friends. That’s why we aim to work with partners and reach out to new networks who share our passion for architecture as a field that shapes the world around us.

As well as presenting the Festival each year, the NSW Architects Registration Board also promotes an understanding of architecture in the community by funding research, hosting talks and forums and partnering with organisations on projects relevant to increasing the public's understanding of architectural issues.

The Board's key role is to protect consumers of architectural services by ensuring that architects provide services to the public in a professional and competent manner, accrediting architectural qualifications and providing information to government.


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Festival events are deliberately small and aim to give you a close-up, intimate experience – so be quick to register because tickets are limited!

Check out the program for further details.

Want to be closer to the action? You can apply to volunteer and be part of the team

And don’t forget you’re part of the zeitgeist too – #sydarchfest @SydArchFest