State Memorial for Barry Humphries AC CBE
A State Memorial for Barry Humphries AC CBE will be held at the Sydney Opera House at 11am on Friday 15 December 2023.
Photo credit: Simon Schulter
Barry Humphries passed away in Sydney on 22 April aged 89, following a celebrated seven-decade global career. He was known for his iconic characters including Dame Edna Everage and Sir Les Patterson, as well as being a renowned actor, poet, musician and artist.
He was also a much-loved family man and friend to many.
The State Memorial will bring together dignitaries, family, friends and fans of Mr Humphries from across Australia and around the world to celebrate his extraordinary career and achievements.
It will be co-hosted by the Australian and NSW Governments.
Watch or attend the State Memorial
Free tickets for the State Memorial were made available to the general public on Friday 17 November and allocation has now been exhausted.
The State Memorial will be broadcast live in Australia on ABC TV and ABC iview, providing an opportunity for audiences across the nation to share in the celebration of Mr Humphries' life.
Frequently Asked Questions
The State Memorial will be broadcast live in Australia on ABC TV ABC iview.
Viewers worldwide will be able to tune in to a live stream on this webpage.
Limited free tickets for the State Memorial were made available to the general public on Friday 17 November and allocation has now been exhausted.
The State Memorial will commence at 11am. Doors will open at 10:15am and ticketholders must be seated by 10.45am.
Latecomers will not be accommodated.
The event is expected to run for approximately 90-120 minutes.
There will be range of tributes and performances from artists, personalities, friends, family members and dignitaries, who will each honour the extraordinary life of Barry Humphries.
The selection of images displayed below from throughout Mr Humphries' remarkable life have been kindly supplied by News Corp and TEG Dainty.
Barry Humphries in one of his many dressing rooms throughout his illustrious career
Dame Edna Everage photographed in 1981.