Venue Access

Opera Australia is committed to the rights of all people to experience our events. As such, we have implemented specific access measures for Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour Carmen to welcome guests with disability. Guests with disability including those with mobility support needs are encouraged to book their seats though our dedicated phone line on (02) 9318 8300 or email

The Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour site will have a dedicated access lift as well as accessible amenities for access guests attending the show. Site maps indicating these facilities as well as access drop-off points, and a seating plan showing accessible seating, are available in the Location section of this website.

For detailed information regarding transport to the event, please see the Getting There section of this website.

For any other disability access information please contact the Opera Australia Box Office on (02) 9318 8200 or email

Website Accessibility - Browser Settings

Depending on the browser you use, your page format can be altered to make online viewing easier.
Internet Explorer:
Open the 'Internet Options' window from the Tools menu. From here, the 'General' tab offers several ways to customise your page format under the heading 'Appearance'. You can adjust colours and font styles, or the 'Accessibility' option will allow you to apply a custom style sheet. Read Microsoft's accessibility guide for Internet Explorer here.
Vision Australia provides a Web Accessibility Toolbar EN 1.2 for Internet Explorer users. This will install advanced formatting features for accessible use of your browser.
Open the 'Options' window from the main menu and select 'Advanced'. From here, go to the 'General' tab within the 'Advanced' section to view accessibility adjustment features. You can also select 'Content' from within the 'Options' menu to adjust fonts and colours and remove background images. Read Mozilla's accessibility guide for Firefox here.
Open the 'Settings' window from the main menu, scroll to the bottom of the page and click 'Show advanced settings...' Look for the heading 'Web content' where you can can adjust font settings and page zoom. You can also increase or decrease the zoom level of any webpage directly from the main menu. View Chrome accessibility extensions here or read about screen reader support here.