The Australian Government has released a full response to the recommendations of the National Opera Review Final Report, which examined the artistic vibrancy, financial viability and accessibility of Australia’s major opera companies. The Response to the National Opera Review Final Report and the National Opera Review Final Report are available through the Outcomes tab.

Why we want your input

The Australian Government wanted to make sure Australian audiences continue to have access to opera performances of the highest artist standard into the future.

How you can voice your opinion

The consultation period closed on 30 November 2015.

What will be the outcome of this consultation?

Submissions will be used to inform the development of the final report including recommendations to the Australian Government.

    The issue

    The National Opera Review is examining the artistic vibrancy, engagement with audiences and financial positions of Opera Australia, State Opera of South Australia, West Australian Opera and Opera Queensland.

    These organisations are funded by the Australian Government through the Australia Council as major performing arts companies.


    National Opera Review Discussion Paper

    Key issues:

    List of Key Issues in the National Opera Review Discussion Paper

    Media release

    Submission closed

    30 Nov 2015

    The Minister for the Arts released the National Opera Review Final Report on 25 October 2016.

    The Australian Government commissioned the National Opera Review in 2014. The Report by an independent expert panel contains recommendations intended to support the continued artistic vibrancy of Australian opera companies.

    The expert panel consisted of Dr Helen Nugent AO (Chairman), Mr Moffatt Oxenbould AM, Mr Andrew McKinnon and Ms Kathryn Fagg.

    The Government has released its Response to the National Opera Review Final Report.


    National Opera Review Final Report

    National Opera Review Final - Executive Summary

    National Opera Review Final - Appendix

    Contact Us

    Alternatively, please email your completed template submission to or send it to:

    [Name of person]
    [Area Name]
    Department of Communications and the Arts
    GPO Box 2154
    Canberra ACT 2601