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New Year's Eve at The Rocks
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Spend New Year’s Eve in The Rocks and treat yourself to the best atmosphere, the most amazing views and an exceptional choice of restaurants and bars.

Tuesday 31 December
Various locations in The Rocks

Campbells Cove
$20 adult 13+
$10 child 4-12 years
Infant 3 and under FREE

Hickson Road Reserve
$125 adult 13+
$62.50 child 4-12 years
Infant 3 and under FREE


It’s a Sydney must-do! All cosied up to the Harbour Bridge, and boasting a wide variety of fabulous food and drinks venues—ranging from Sydney’s oldest pub to a number of restaurants and rooftop bars with spectacular views out over the harbour—plus harbourside public spaces, The Rocks has got to be the #1 choice of NYE destinations!

Campbells Cove
Campbells Cove
Hickson Road Reserve
Hickson Road Reserve
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Pre-Purchased Hampers

Take the hassle out of packing nibblies for the night. Delicious cheese and charcuterie and cheese and chocolate hampers will be available for purchase when you buy your tickets. These will not be available to purchase at the event.

There are four hampers to choose from:

Cheese and Chocolate for two

Cheddar, double cream brie, lavosh, quince paste, fruit, nuts, mini rolls, salted chocolate tarts and pistachio and cranberry rocky road.

Cheese and Chocolate for four

Cheddar, double cream brie, lavosh, quince paste, fruit, nuts, mini rolls, salted chocolate tarts and pistachio and cranberry rocky road.

Cheese and Charcuterie for two

Cheddar, double cream brie, gorgonzola, prosciutto, bresaola, truffled salami, cornichons, fig paste and mini rolls.

Cheese and Charcuterie for four

Cheddar, double cream brie, gorgonzola, prosciutto, bresaola, truffled salami, cornichons, fig paste and mini rolls.

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Transport for NSW releases public transport information in early December.

Very large crowds are expected on New Year’s Eve. If you travel into the city, plan your trip and arrive early. Check here for latest updates.

You’ll need an Opal card to travel on public transport. Remember to top up your card before the event as queues are expected on the day.

Getting home

Getting out of the city is different on New Year’s Eve. The way you come in will be different to the way you leave. There are many roads closed to people walking, driving and cycling, so follow directions and check signs.

Be prepared for a longer walk to buses and trains. Some train stations may have different entry and exit points.

Try to leave the city after 1am to avoid the crowds.

Live updates

Follow @BusesInfo, @TrainsInfo and @FerriesInfo on Twitter for up-to-the-minute information and stay connected with a real-time transport app. For real-time updates on road closures and traffic, follow @LiveTrafficSyd.

Visit Transport Info  for details on services.


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Terms and Condtitions

  1. These terms and conditions are in reference to Sydney New Year’s Eve (NYE19) ticketed areas in The Rocks and Circular Quay and are referred to as:

    • Hickson Road Reserve – Paid Ticketing
    • Campbells Cove – Paid Ticketing

  2. PMNSW is the owner of the land and the site manager. Eventopia is providing the infrastructure for the ticketing (issuing and sales) and PMNSW is the Event Organiser for the ticketed areas.

  3. Access to these ticketed areas on NYE19 is strictly limited to valid ticket holders only and is subject to these Terms and Conditions which are subject to change.

  4. By acquiring tickets to, and attending NYE19 at any of the above sites (“ticketed area(s)”) all attendees agree to these terms and conditions and to follow the directions of the Event Organiser, the site manager or their agents. Any parent or guardian of a minor attending NYE19 acknowledges and agrees to the following matters, on their own behalf and on behalf of the minor.

  5. There are two areas of The Rocks and Circular Quay that are ticketed areas owned by Place Management NSW for NYE19. 

    Hickson Road Reserve (“HRR”)”). The time period of the event is 5pm on 31 December 2019 to 1am on 1 January 2020.

    Campbells Cove (“CC”). The time period of the event is 12pm on 31 December 2019 – 12.45am on 1st January 2020.

  6. Every person requires a ticket and it must be presented to enter the ticketed area. A digital or a ‘print at home’ ticket must be presented. Every person requires a ticket, including children in strollers. Babies under 12 months do not require a ticket.

    - Children 0 – 3 years old are free of charge but require a ticket.
    - Children 4 – 12 years old are at 50% of adult ticket price.
    - Adults are classified as 13 years and above.

  7. Each ticket is individually barcoded. Tickets may not be resold or reissued other than in accordance with NSW Fair Trading Act 1987. Any breach of the Fair Trading Act 1987 may result in the ticket being cancelled and entry refused.

  8. This is an outdoor event subject to weather. Fireworks are presented by the City of Sydney. Place Management NSW (PMNSW) is not responsible for the fireworks and will not issue refunds in the event that the fireworks are cancelled by City of Sydney for any reason.

  9. Attendees are subject to security screening, including identity verification, metal detections wand search, and bag search prior to entry into, and inside, the ticketed area.

  10. Attendees must NOT bring the following items into the ticketed area:
    any illegal substances;
    any beverage that is not sealed, including thermoses;
    glassware or breakable containers;
    offensive weapons including knives, laser pointers, selfie sticks;
    umbrellas above 50cm in length, tarps, tents, shade structures, tables, milk crates or chairs (other than low-line beach chairs). No pegging or other penetration to the turf or ground is permitted; 
    fireworks, sparklers, open flames including candles, party poppers, balloons;
    BBQs and cooking equipment;
    balls, frisbees, skateboards, scooters, rollerblades, bicycles, kites and drones;
    pets other than Assistance Dogs; and,
    any item which is illegal or which the Event Organiser or Site Manager considers dangerous or capable of causing nuisance or offence.

  11. Ticket holders are permitted to bring picnic rugs. Any umbrellas must be lowered during the fireworks to ensure other attendees have appropriate viewing.

  12. NYE19 is a smoke free event. Attendees must not smoke except within designated smoking areas. These areas will be signposted.

  13. Attendees must not be under the influence of drugs or alcohol and must act responsibly and follow requests made by Police, Event Organisers, security staff and their agents. Attendees breaching these requirements or participating in anti-social behaviour may be refused entry or be required to leave the ticketed area.

  14. Persons under the age of 18 years must be accompanied and supervised by an adult, parent or guardian at all times.

  15. By acquiring tickets attendees agree to waive, release and discharge PMNSW from any suit, demand or claim, whether present, future, or contingent arising as a cause of acquiring tickets for or attending the ticketed area.

  16. Attendees agree that, by attending, they may be photographed and/or filmed. The images and/or film may be used for future promotional purposes at no cost and without further request for consent.

  17. Passouts can be issued in Campbells Cove and Hickson Road Reserve. Note that any passout or reentry to the ticketed area issued is at the discretion of the Event Organiser or Site Manager.

  18. Refunds will not be issued for a change of mind or incorrect purchase, and refunds will only be offered in line with Australian Consumer Law.

Privacy Policy

Personal Information
Place Management NSW is a statutory entity within the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment. The general privacy policy is at

By having tickets available to the public, Place Management NSW complies with the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 (NSW) and the General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union in relation to the collection, storage and use of personal information.

When you purchase or request a ticket, We (“Place Management NSW”) will collect your information which may include your personal information. The ticket issuer is Eventopia and you should consider its terms and conditions relating to the collection and use of personal information.

When you use our websites, we collect information such as the browser and device you are using, your IP address, your location, and your use of our sites.

You agree that you consent to the collection of your personal information so that we can process your requests for tickets, take payments and issue tickets.

By requesting tickets for this Event (NYE2019) you consent to collection, use and storage of your personal information as it relates to the Event NYE2019. Your personal information may be used to send you customer service emails, to prevent or detect unlawful behaviour, to protect or enforce our legal rights or as otherwise permitted by law. You must elect (opt in) to allow other use of your personal information, for example to receive customer service emails not related to the event NYE2019. The personal information collected is your name, gender, country of residence and email address.

We confirm that your personal information will not be subject to automated decision-making software.

We may use aggregated personal information for statistical and analytical purposes. Your personal information will only be used in a de-personalised and aggregated manner.

We may share your personal information with other government agencies where so permitted. Our third -party service providers provide ICT infrastructure on which our products and systems are built may also receive your personal information. We advise that Eventopia Pty Ltd is the entity processing ticket allocation and ticket payments. This does not imply that we have reviewed or endorse their privacy policy.

We confirm that where you are authorised to unsubscribe at any time from any marketing lists. You may also request access to your data, and to correct it, at any time. You may also request that your personal information is erased in accordance with the applicable laws.

We have security measures in place to protect your personal information. We only keep your personal information for as long as required to provide you with the requested services, or for the purposes outlined in this policy and for any legal purpose that requires us to keep the information.

Please contact to request more information in relation to your personal information or to lodge a complaint regarding our use of your personal information.



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Frequently asked questions


Can I purchase tickets on the night? 

It is expected tickets will sell out in advance, with no tickets available on the night. Booking early is recommended to avoid disappointment. 

How many tickets are going on sale? 

  • Hickson Road Reserve – 1,800 

  • Campbells Cove – 7,000 

Is there a limit to the number of tickets I can purchase? 

Yes, there is a limit of 6 tickets per transaction. The purchase of tickets at multiple venues in any transaction is not permitted. 

Tickets may not be resold or reissued other than in accordance with NSW Fair Trading Act 1987. 

When people leave, will they be able to claim back any items surrendered at entry? 

No. Cloaking services and/or lockers are not available. 

Can I put a shade tent up? 

No. Umbrellas over 50cm in length, tarps, tents, shade structures, tables, milk crates or chairs (other than low line beach chairs) are not 
allowed. All umbrellas should be lowered during the fireworks to enable clear views for other patrons. There shall be no pegging or other penetration to the turfed areas. 

How do I get there? 

Due to extensive road closures and high pedestrian traffic in the city, public transport is the easiest option to get to the event. There are additional trains, bus and ferry services available and transport hubs are within easy reach of this site. 

The closest train stations are: 

  • Wynyard Station 

  • Circular Quay Station 

It is recommended that you check your transport details at or by calling 131 500 before travelling. 

For all the information specific to the above events, please follow our Twitter and / or Facebook on the night to keep up to date. 

Are there smoking areas? 

There are designated smoking areas within each site. 

Are there ATMs on site? 

There are no ATM facilities on site. We recommend you bring cash to all three venues. We cannot guarantee consistent operation of vendor’s eftpos facilities during the event.

What are the conditions of entry? 

Please consider the safety of other patrons. All patrons entering the site will be subject to a security bag check and must show valid identification and tickets. Restricted items will be confiscated and entry refused to any persons not complying with conditions of entry. 

The following items will not be allowed to be brought into the event site: 

  • No BYO beverages including alcohol and water (soft water bottles allowed) 

  • No glass 

  • No sparklers, party poppers or candles 

  • No large umbrellas or other shades structures 

  • For further conditions, refer to the Terms and conditions 

What is included in the tickets?

Hickson Road Reserve

  • Exclusive access to the spectacular harbourside location – Hickson Road Reserve on NYE 

  • Licensed cash bar with quality beverages for sale 

  • Food available for purchase on site and for pre-purchase  

  • Live music and entertainment 

Campbells Cove 

  • Exclusive access to the spectacular harbourside location Campbells Cove on NYE 

  • Food and non-alcoholic beverages for sale on site 

  • Live music and entertainment

Where can I get drinks? 

Campbells Cove is an alcohol free zone, however non-alcoholic beverages are available on site to purchase. 

Hickson Road Reserve is a licensed event and a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for sale.  

Beverages brought to either venue will be confiscated at the bag check. Place Management NSW reserves the right to confiscate any restricted items and/or refuse entry to any persons not complying with Conditions of Entry.

Is there any entertainment at the event? 

Campbells Cove will have a low level entertainment program through the day. Hickson Road Reserve will have live music and entertainment on site.

What time are the fireworks? And what view will I have? 

There are two fireworks displays on New Year’s Eve – at 9pm and at midnight. Some views of the fireworks from these sites are partially restricted. Refer to the ticketing pages for more information. 

Are tickets refundable? 

No. Refunds will not be issued for a change of mind or incorrect purchase. Terms and conditions apply. 

Will the New Year's Eve events go ahead if the weather is bad? 

This is an outdoor event which will proceed in all weather. Fireworks are presented by City of Sydney. In the event that the fireworks are cancelled, Place Management NSW will not be held responsible or provide compensation. 

Do children need a ticket? 

Campbells Cove – every person requires a ticket. Infants and children 3 years and under are free however require a ticket. 

Hickson Road Reserve –  every person requires a ticket.  Infants and children 3 years and under are free however require a ticket. 

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