"Barry Humphries was a much loved Australian and a huge loss to the arts community," Prime Minister Anthony Albanese told media when confirming that a state funeral would be held in Sydney.
NSW Premier Chris Minns added: "Barry Humphries was one of our nation's greatest-ever comedic talents, and his passing marks the end of an era in Australian entertainment."
"He was a true master of his craft, and his legacy will continue to live on through the unforgettable characters he brought to life on stage and screen."
"The Sydney Opera House is a fitting location for what promises to be a memorable send-off given the venue's significance in Australian arts, culture, and entertainment."
Barry Humphries farewelled in private ceremony
On April 28th an intimate funeral was held for family and friends of Barry in the NSW Southern Highlands.
Guests were reportedly told about the occasion just the day before.
Sons Oscar and Rupert, daughters Emily and Tessa, and siblings Christopher and Barbara are said to have been in attendance.
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Friend and film director Bruce Beresford was there, revealing that no speeches were made, with excerpts from some of Barry's favourite poems - including The Heart of a Friend by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - read aloud instead.
"It was very touching, very touching warm. Everybody was either related or a great friend of Barry's," he said.
Shortly after, wife Lizzie Spender flew to London.