2018 Subscriber Competition

Thank you for entering; this competition is now closed. The winner is:

  • L. Whyte of Raymond Terrace, NSW


Acceptance of conditions

Information regarding prizes and how to enter forms part of these conditions. By entering into this competition, entrants are deemed to accept these terms and conditions.

Restrictions on entry

Entry is open only to Australian residents over 18 years. Parties excluded from entry include: directors, management and employees (and the immediate families of directors, management and employees) of Opera Australia and the advertising and sales promotion agencies (and employees, volunteers and contractors of these agencies) engaged by Opera Australia.

Duration of competition

The competition begins on Tuesday 22 August 2017 at 12.01am AEST, and closes on Friday 22 September 2017 at 5.00 pm AEST (‘Competition Period’). To be eligible for entry, consumers must purchase a subscription from the Opera Australia 2018 Subscription Season and the subscription forms must be received by the Promoters within the Competition Period.

Method of Entry

Entry is automatic on subscription to Opera Australia (providing the subscription form is received by the Promoters within the Competition Period). Subscriptions can be purchased by completing an original subscription order form and submitting it by mail, phone, fax, online or in person. Forms are available in the 2018 Subscription Brochure or from Opera Australia’s website – For further information on the prize, Opera Australia can be contacted via PO Box 291 Strawberry Hills, NSW, 2012, by phone (02) 9699 1099 or by fax (02) 9699 3184.

Providing they comply with these terms and conditions, those persons who have subscribed to Opera Australia for 2018 are entitled to one entry per subscription form.

The Promoters accept no responsibility for any late, lost, incomplete, misdirected, incorrectly submitted, delayed or illegible entries, claims or correspondence whether due to error, omission, alteration, corruption, tampering, deletion, transmission interruption, communications failure, theft or otherwise. The Promoters have no control over mobile telephone communications, networks or lines and accept no responsibility for any problems associated with them, whether due to traffic congestion, technical malfunction or otherwise. The Promoters are not liable for any consequences of user error including (without limitation) costs incurred.

Draw details

The draw will be conducted on Friday 13 October 2017 at 3.00 pm AEST at the premises of Opera Australia, 480 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills, NSW.  The first valid entry randomly drawn will win the prize.

Prize details

The prize is the refund of the cost of the 2018 Opera Australia subscription up to the value of $5,000.

Other ancillary costs incurred by the winner and his/her guest, as a result of redeeming the prize are the responsibility of the winner.

Prize pool

The total prize pool may be up to a maximum value of $5,000 (including GST), depending on the prize winner’s place of residence.


The prize winner must, at the Promoter’s request, participate in all promotional activity (such as publicity and photography) surrounding the winning of the prize, free of charge, and consent to the Promoters using their name and image in promotional material.

Exclusion of liability

The Promoters and their associated agencies and companies will not be liable for any loss (including, without limitation, indirect, special or consequential loss or loss of profits), expense, damage, personal injury or death which is suffered or sustained (whether or not arising from any person’s negligence) in connection with this competition or accepting or using any prize, except for any liability which cannot be excluded by law (in which case that liability is limited to the minimum allowable by law).

Without limiting the previous paragraph, the Promoters and their associated agencies and companies will not be liable for any damage in transit to the prize.

Notification of the winner

The winner will be notified in writing on Monday 16 October 2017. The winner’s notification letter will include an assurance that the prize will be delivered within seven (7) days.

Publishing the winner

The name of the winner will be published on the Promoter’s website (

Disqualification of entries

If a winning entry is deemed not to comply with these conditions of entry, the entry will be discarded and a new winner of that prize will be determined by drawing a further valid entry in accordance with the following clause. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

An entry will be declared invalid if the subscription package is cancelled prior to the draw date. 

The Promoters may, in their sole discretion, disqualify all entries from, and prohibit further participation in this competition by, any person who tampers with or benefits from any tampering with the entry process or with the operation of the competition or acts in violation of these conditions, acts in a disruptive manner or acts with the intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person.

Changes in prize value

The Promoters accept no responsibility for any variation in prize value. Where a prize is unavailable for any reason, the Promoters may substitute for that prize another item of equal or higher value as determined by the Promoters, subject to the approval of the gaming authorities in each state and territory, where required.

The prize is not transferable (save for the scenario described previously under Restrictions) or exchangeable and cannot be redeemed for cash. If the winner does not take an element of the prize for any reason at the time stipulated by the Promoters then that element of the prize will be forfeited by the winner. 

Tax statement

The Promoters accept no responsibility for any tax implications that may arise from the prize winnings. Independent financial advice should be sought. 

Unclaimed prize draw

In the event of the prize not being accepted or claimed within three (3) months of the draw, the relevant winner’s entry will be deemed invalid and the Promoters reserve the right to conduct further draws from 15 January 2018 at the same location as the original draw as are necessary to distribute the prize. The winner will be notified in writing within one week of the subsequent draws. The winner’s notification letter will include an assurance that the prize will be delivered within seven (7) days.

Privacy statement

All entries will be the property of the Promoters.  The information entrants provide will be used by the Promoters for the purpose of conducting this promotion and processing subscription purchases. The Promoters may disclose entrants’ personal information to their contractors and agents to assist in conducting this competition or communicating with entrants and to State and Territory gaming authorities and winners’ names may be published as required under the relevant legislation. The Promoters are bound by the National Privacy Principles in the Privacy Act 1988.  Entrants can request access to the personal information the Promoters hold about them by contacting the Promoters at the addresses below.

Promoters’ details

Opera Australia, The Opera Centre, 480 Elizabeth St Surry Hills NSW 2010
(ABN 26 000 755 153). Ph: (02) 9699 1099

Authorised under Permit Numbers: ACT TP 17/01223, NSW LTPM/16/01110