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Exchange Tickets

How do I exchange my tickets?

Your new tickets will be issued after we have either received your old tickets back in the post or received by email a photograph of your original tickets clearly torn in two to

Please include your name and the order number from your exchange transaction. This means that you should first do the exchange online or by phone to get the exchange order number, and then return the tickets including that number. 

We must receive or see the tickets a minimum of 3 working days prior to the performance before the transaction is deemed complete. We will then print and send your tickets, or hold them for your collection if the exchange was processed within 7 days of the performance you’re attending.

When can I exchange my tickets?

Exchanges are available up to 3 working days before the performance you currently hold tickets to.

How much does it cost to exchange my tickets?

Subscription tickets can be exchanged for free. All other tickets may be exchanged for a fee of $18 per ticket. Exchange fees must be paid at the time of ticket exchange.

You will need to pay any difference in price between the original ticket and the new ticket. If the new ticket is less expensive than the original ticket, the difference will be held on account as credit, to be spent on Opera Australia tickets or merchandise, or turned into a donation, within the following 12 months. The credit will expire after 12 months. Any price difference will not be refunded.

Not all tickets can be exchanged...

Tickets to Turandot on Sydney Harbour can be exchanged until 1 March 2016.

Tickets to Sydney Opera House — The Opera can be exchanged until 30 September 2016.

Where can I exchange my tickets?

Tickets purchased from the Opera Australia Box Office can be exchanged in the following ways:


Sign in and select upcoming performances.


Call our friendly Box Office staff to exchange your tickets:

Sydney: 02 9318 8200
Melbourne: 03 9685 3700


Mail your tickets to:

Opera Australia Box Office (Sydney)
PO Box 291
Strawberry Hills NSW 2012


Opera Australia Box Office (Melbourne)
PO Box 389
South Melbourne VIC 3205

In person

Vist us in Sydney: 480 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills

or in Melbourne: corner Fawkner & Fanning Streets, Southbank

Sign in & Exchange tickets


Contact Us

Do you need help with your exchange?


Or call our friendly box office staff (Monday–Friday, 9am–5pm):

02 9318 8200

03 9685 3700