New Year's Eve
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New Year's Eve

We said goodbye to 2022 in style with some of the best vantage points on Sydney Harbour and The Rocks.
31 Dec 2023

The Rocks has some of the best vantage points to view the New Year's Eve fireworks and with 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.


Large crowds are expected on New Year’s Eve. If you travel into the city, plan your trip and arrive early.

Check for latest updates.

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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Frequently asked questions


Tickets are available unless sold out. If not sold out prior, tickets will remain on sale until 8pm 31 December. Booking early is recommended to avoid disappointment. 

Yes, there is a limit of 5 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.

Campbell's Cove is an accessible area. You will need a Campbell's Cove accessible ticket.

  • Enter from Gate 12 – Hickson Rd near the Park Hyatt
  • There are two accessible areas, in front of Campbells Cove Pontoon Wharf and the south-western side of Campbells Cove
  • Accessible patrons and up to 4 family members
  • 2 x accessible toilets
  • No shade, bring a hat, sun screen, refillable water bottle and rain jacket
  • Water refill stations location throughout the site
  • Security and first aid available on site
  • No seating available. Bring your own rugs, blankets and low folding chairs if required.
  • For any accessibility questions, please contact Karen Wade (02) 9228 4613

See accessible map.

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

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: 

  • Wynyard Station 

  • Circular Quay Station (services will cease at 5pm)

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. 

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

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

Hickson Road Reserve

  • Access to the spectacular harbourside location – this is the only premium vantage point for NYE

  • Food available for purchase on site 

  • A licensed bar

  • Live entertainment 

Campbells Cove 

  • Access to the spectacular harbourside location Campbells Cove on NYE 

  • Food available for purchase on site 

  • Live entertainment

West Circular Quay

  • The closest vantage point to Circular Quay making it an easy access to transport in and out of the site.
  • Food available for purchase on site 
  • Live entertainment

All vantage points are alcohol free zones (except Hickson Road Reserve ticketed vantage point).

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.

All ticketed vantage points will have live entertainment.

There are two fireworks displays on New Year’s Eve – at

  • 9pm - site access closes at 8.30pm
  • Midnight - site access closed at 11pm


Refunds will be available until 24 December, 2022.


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, Placemaking NSW will not be held responsible or provide compensation. 

Infants and children 3 years and under are free and don't require a ticket.