New Year's Eve
Experience the ultimate New Year's Eve celebration at The Rocks, where you'll find the most incredible views to witness the breathtaking fireworks display.
This year, all vantage points will be FREE - No tickets required.
Join the fun at places like Dawes Point Park, Hickson Rd Reserve, Campbells Cove, West Circular Quay, and East Circular Quay.
No special spots or reservations, it's first-come, first-served. We'll make sure it's safe with capacity limits. Once a spot's full, it's closed, so come early! No pass outs this time, though.
You can also indulge in a culinary journey like no other with an array of fabulous food and drinks venues that cater to every taste. From Sydney's oldest pub to a selection of top-notch restaurants and rooftop bars boasting panoramic views of the harbor, your evening will be filled with unforgettable moments.
Picture perfect, Campbells Cove will give you one of the best seats in the house for Sydney’s NYE fireworks display. Feel fully immersed in the party atmosphere as you celebrate the New Year with family and friends, all while Sydney’s Harbour Bridge and Opera House put on a show like no other.
Hickson Road Reserve is regarded as one of the premium vantage points to celebrate New Year's Eve. This vantage point places you right at the centre of the festivities. At the foot of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and with the Sydney Opera House and harbour laid out before you, you’ll have all the ingredients to make it a night to remember.
Say goodbye to 2023 right in the heart of all the New Year's Eve action at Dawes Point Park. The grassy park area is situated directly under the Sydney Harbour Bridge putting you at the centre of the activity with front row seats to the fireworks.
Note this location has restricted views.
Calling Country fireworks celebrate the local histories and contemporary experiences of Indigenous storytellers through art, song, sound, and dance. As a way of Calling Country, the selection of artists brings connections between the land, water and sky to reflect on the past, and grow stronger into the future.
There will be road closure in The Rocks from 2pm.
Large crowds are expected on New Year’s Eve. If you travel into the city, plan your trip and arrive early.
An accessible pick-up and drop-off point will be available at Argyle Street near Watson Road. Access to the pick-up and drop-off point will be closed between 10pm 31 December to 1:30am 1 January 2024 to safely manage crowds and road closures in the area. Please ensure you plan ahead. For more information, contact the City of Sydney’s Accessibility Officer on 02 9265 9333 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
Blink, and it will be the biggest night of 2023 - book your NYE at Saké soon, so you don't miss out!
Join Mode Kitchen & Bar with a live band, soloist, jazz quartet, and DJ on site to set the tone for your New Year.
Join Hickson House for an unforgettable night of celebrations, free flowing beverages, canapes, and dancing in their iconic venue beneath the Harbour Bridge.
Dine and drink at The Aussie rooftop in the heart of The Rocks to celebrate NYE!
Welcome the New Year and revel in one of the world’s most iconic and spectacular fireworks displays at Horizon Club Lounge on Level 30.
Awaken the New Year with the laughter of family and a sumptuous dinner feast at Café Mix.
As we bid adieu to 2023 and welcome the promise of a new year, immerse yourself in the rich history and vintage allure of the iconic Doss House.
There’s no finer place to celebrate than at Quay with a signature menu by Executive Chef Peter Gilmore.
Celebrate in style and be captivated by the magic of Sydney on this extraordinary evening at Harbourfront Seafood Sydney.
Join Frank Mac's for an unforgettable New Year's Eve experience, a heritage-listed gem nestled in the heart of The Rocks, boasting original 1840s sandstone walls and prime access to George Street.
This New Year’s Eve, take a front-row seat at Altitude and see Sydney shine into 2024.
Celebrate an amazing Gay New Year's Eve in Sydney @ the only LGBT+ NYE party on Sydney Harbour.
Enjoy the ultimate 6-course NYE menu to make your last day of 2023 one to remember.
Let the festivities take centre stage as you enjoy abundant grazing stations, tantalising roaming canapes, delectable desserts, and, of course, celebratory bubbles, drinks and cocktails.
Dine and drink in the heart of The Rocks to celebrate the end of 2023.
Specialty packages for an unforgettable front-row seat to the awe-inspiring fireworks.
Luna Lu and Bar Lulu offers panoramic views of the Harbour bridge and Sydney Opera House for the ultimate NYE experience.
Welcome to the BIGGEST and most EPIC NYE party in Sydney, right in the heart of all the ACTION!
For this year’s celebrations, previously ticketed vantage points that will now be free and non-ticketed include Dawes Point Park, Hickson Rd Reserve, Campbells Cove, West Circular Quay and East Circular Quay. No chairs, umbrellas, tents, structures will be permitted in vantage points.
Check each vantage point to see when they open. Once each vantage point reaches capacity the site will be closed. We recommend coming in early to avoid delay. Follow The Rocks socials for live details..
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.
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, light rail and ferry services available and transport hubs are within easy reach of this site.
The closest train stations are:
Martin Place Station
Circular Quay Station (services will cease at 5pm)
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 sparklers, party poppers or candles
No large umbrellas or other shades structures
For further conditions, refer to the terms and conditions
No. Cloaking services and/or lockers are not available.
All vantage points are alcohol free zones.
Before attending the event, you may like to visit one of the many bars and pubs in The Rocks.
Beverages brought to any vantage point will be confiscated at the bag check. Placemaking NSW reserves the right to confiscate any restricted items and/or refuse entry to any persons not complying with Conditions of Entry.
There are two fireworks displays on New Year’s Eve – at
- 9pm - site access closes at 8.30pm
- Midnight - site access closed at 11pm
If you are planning to come to one of our vantage points to see the fireworks, come early to avoid delay.
With over 100,000 people coming in to the celebrate the famous Sydney fireworks shows, it is expected that some delays will be experienced leaving site. The way you come into the precinct may not be the way you leave. Circular Quay Station will not be operating at peak times however signs will direct you to the nearest train stations, which will be Wynard and Town Hall. For all scheduling enquiries, please go to: https://www.sydneynewyearseve.com/public-transport/