The Sydney Eruv became operational on Shabbat Shelach, 28 Sivan 5762 - 8 June 2002. It is constructed in accordance with the direction and halachic approval of Rabbi Shimon Eider, the world-renowned authority on Eruvin.
The Sydney Eruv is unique in that it is one of the few Eruvin in the world that has a majority of solid boundaries, 'mechitzot'. In over five years, it has been up for all but one week.
The Sydney Eruv help makes Shabbat observance more pleasant especially for families with young children. The eruv allows people to push a pram, to use a wheelchair or walking frame, or simply to carry house keys, reading glasses or food for a Shabbat invitation.