Social Events

GA 2020 will include an engaging social program. Major event are outlined below and further information will available later in 2019.

GA2020 Opening Ceremony & Reception

Date: Sunday 4 October 2020
Location: Sydney Opera House
Tickets: Included in GA2020 Delegate Registration
Additional Tickets: Subject to availability

Fusing ancient and modernist influences, and situated on a site sacred to the Gadigal people for thousands of years, the sculptural elegance of the Sydney Opera House has made it one of the symbols of twentieth century architecture. On 28 June 2007, the Sydney Opera House was included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. It is the youngest cultural site to ever be included on the World Heritage List.


‘Just for Fun’ Party

Date: Wednesday 7 October 2020
Location: Luna Park Sydney
Tickets: Included in GA2020 Delegate Registration
Additional Tickets: Subject to availability

Luna Park is Sydney’s most iconic amusement park and tourist destination. ‘Experience the Magic’ of one of Sydney top icons and discover the amusement rides and side show games, home to the original ‘Laughing Clowns’!


Closing Ceremony and Dinner

Date: Friday 9 October 2020
Location: ICC Sydney, Grand Ballroom
Tickets: Included in GA2020 Delegate Registration
Additional Tickets: Subject to availability

The Gadigal people of the Eora nation are the traditional custodians of the land on which the ICC Sydney is located. Located within ICC Sydney is its Grand Ballroom which is one of Sydney’s premium banqueting spaces at a prime waterfront location on Darling Harbour.

Lord Mayoral Reception 

Date: Friday, 2 October 2020
Location: Sydney Town Hall
ICOMOS Board and ADCOM hosted by the Lord Mayor – by invitation only.

Renowed for its high Victorian interiors and rich decoration, Sydney Town Hall is the largest and most ornate late 19th century civic building in Australia. Completed in 1889, this building dominated the Sydney skyline for over a century and is considered the most daring and technologically innovative during this time. Its Centennial Hall is constructed with extravagant scale and size, featuring Tasmanian blackwood and tallowwood floor and the famous 25 metre wide Grand Organ, which spans the entire width of the western wall. There are 21 stained glass windows featuring Australian flora, a stunning ornate ceiling and twelve giant marbled pillars in the corners of the Hall.