State Memorial Service for Barry Humphries AO CBE

A State Memorial Service for Barry Humphries AO CBE will be held at the Sydney Opera House on Friday, 15 December 2023.

Mr Barry Humphries AO CBE is standing in a dark grey coat against a black background. He is wearing a red scarf and tilting a black hat over one eye smiling.

Photo credit: Simon Schulter

The late Barry Humphries passed away in Sydney on 22 April aged 89, following a celebrated seven-decade global career. He was best known for his iconic characters including Dame Edna Everage and Sir Les Patterson, as well as being a renowned author, actor and satirist.

The State Memorial Service will bring together dignitaries, family, friends and fans of the late Mr Humphries from across the country and around the world to celebrate his extraordinary career and achievements. 

It will be co-hosted by the Australian and NSW Governments, and in partnership with the arts community from across the country, including Mr Humphries’ home state of Victoria.

Further details will be released via this webpage later in the year.

Australian Government and NSW Government Coat of Arms (left aligned)
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