Opening Ceremony: Important Information

The Invictus Games Sydney 2018 Opening Ceremony will take place on the forecourt of the Sydney Opera House tonight.

There are no tickets available to purchase for the Opening Ceremony. Space on the forecourt is extremely limited and will be reserved for Games participants from the 18 competing nations, and their family and friends.

Watch the Opening Ceremony live on the ABC

The ABC will broadcast the Opening Ceremony live on ABC 1 across Australia from 7.30pm AEDT. Coverage will be available internationally through the Games broadcast partners and live streaming online so everyone, no matter where they are, can embrace the occasion.

No Tickets Available / Transport Info

The Invictus Games Sydney 2018 Opening Ceremony is a closed event. There are no tickets available to purchase. Only people with a ticket will be able access the forecourt.

The Circular Quay precinct will be very busy with a number of events being held inside the Opera House, at the same time as the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 Opening Ceremony. Those attending performances at the Opera House are strongly encouraged to catch public transport as delays are expected along Macquarie Street. Visit for real-time traffic conditions and plan ahead at

We encourage everyone who will be in Sydney to support the competitors by attending the sporting events throughout the Games, or by joining them to celebrate at the Closing Ceremony on 27 October. See what tickets are still available here >>> 


Tonight’s Opening Ceremony is a significant event for everyone involved but particularly for the competitors and their accompanying family and friends who have been looking forward to being on the forecourt of the Sydney Opera House for a fabulous Aussie welcome. In the event of severe weather for the Opening Ceremony plans are in place to relocate people under cover until it is safe for them to resume their seats.

The most important thing for all of us is to ensure the safety of participants, spectators and our workforce. We’re hoping for good weather but if that’s not the case we will still be going ahead with our events over the weekend as planned.

We remind everyone who is attending outdoor events over the weekend to dress appropriately. Also a reminder that while you can take an umbrella you may not be able to use it if it impacts others at the venue.