State Memorial for Barry Humphries AC CBE

A State Memorial for Barry Humphries AC CBE was held at the Sydney Opera House at 11am 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

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 brought together dignitaries, family, friends and fans of Mr Humphries from across Australia and around the world to celebrate his extraordinary career and achievements. 

It was co-hosted by the Australian and NSW Governments.

Watch the State Memorial

Watch a replay of the State Memorial Service below.

1: 38:06

LIVE: A memorial service for Barry Humphries at the Sydney Opera House | ABC News

View the Order of Service (PDF 20.36MB)

The selection of images displayed below from throughout Mr Humphries' remarkable life have been kindly supplied by News Corp and TEG Dainty.

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