Badu Gili

Community Event

28 Jun 2017 to 9 Jul 2020

Badu Gili – meaning ‘water light’ in the language of the traditional owners of Bennelong Point, the Gadigal people – is a new daily experience that will explore ancient First Nations stories in a spectacular seven-minute projection, illuminating the Opera House’s eastern Bennelong sail year-round at sunset.

A celebration of the rich history and contemporary vibrancy of Australia’s First Nations culture, Badu Gili continues the traditions of Bennelong Point, formerly known as Tubowgule, which has been a meeting place for the local Gadigal people for thousands of years.

Badu Gili has been enabled by the Opera House, its Idealist donors and the Australia Council for the Arts.


Australian Tourism Accreditation Bar Cafe Carpark Disabled access available Family Friendly Free Wifi Kiosk Non Smoking Parents Room Public Telephone Public Toilet Restaurant Shop Wheelchair access


Free Entry

Event Times

28 Jun 2017 to 9 Jul 2020

Daily Event


Upper level Podium

Sydney Opera House, Sydney, 2000

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