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EXPLORE THE ROCKS

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.

Monday 31 December
Various locations in The Rocks

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!

Tickets to Campbells Cove, East Circular Quay or Hickson Road Reserve are sold out. 

Visit sydneynewyearseve.com to purchase tickets to other vantage points.

Pre-show entertainment
6pm

Prepare to be thrilled as our flying ace masterminds an aerial display just for NYE. At 6.50pm, a tug boat takes centre stage in Sydney Harbour with a stunning water display followed by an encore aerial performance at 8pm.

Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony
7.30pm

Gadigal Elders welcome visitors to Gadigal land, inviting all to this age-old ritual of purification and unity to start our program.

Family fireworks display
9pm

The first fireworks allow our littlest spectators, who may nod off a little earlier, the chance to see a fantastic display. The display includes fireworks released from barges and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Includes the winning entry from the ABC’s Design Your Own Firework competition. Tune in to the synchronised simulcast on KIIS 1065.

Calling Country
9.08pm

A harbour-wide ceremony embracing and honouring the Dreaming of this place and our relationship to it. Enjoy live performances from the ABC concert at the Sydney Opera House and spectacular pylon projections.

Harbour of Light Parade
9.08pm

Sydney Harbour is illuminated with ships gliding across the water, enchanting spectators of all ages. Each vessel is decorated with cool white rope-lights, dazzling the crowds and adding to the unique choreography as the ships dance on the harbour.

Fireworks Display
Midnight

At the stroke of midnight, we celebrate the start of the new year in spectacular fashion. The display features a huge range of pyrotechnic effects launched from firing points on the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House and barges in the harbour. Watch a live stream. Tune in to the synchronised simulcast on KIIS 1065.

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New Years Eve at The Argyle
New Years Eve at The Argyle
Monday 31 December
The Argyle

NYE Argyle – TONIGHT WE…Kiss 2018 goodbye and tomorrow worry about… Your new year’s resolutions! Your hangover! Your bank balance! Getting those compromising pics off the internet! For one EPIC night only, join us as...

New Years Eve at The Doss House
New Years Eve at The Doss House
Monday 31 December

Tickets include: A drink on arrival Grazing table & Canapés Bubbles at midnight Access to George Street and Playfair Street with some views Live music Come dressed in your finest to experience our first ever New...

New’s Year Eve 5 Course Degustation Dinner at Tayim
New’s Year Eve 5 Course Degustation Dinner at Tayim
Monday 31 December
Tayim Restaurant, Harbour Rocks Hotel, Mgallery by Sofitel

Celebrate the arrival of the New Year and count down to 2019 at Sydney’s newest restaurant - Tayim! Enjoy a 5-course New’s Year Eve degustation menu and glass of champagne on arrival. Tayim combines modern and...

Exclusive New Year's Eve Dinner & Fireworks at Tayim
Exclusive New Year's Eve Dinner & Fireworks at Tayim
Tayim Restaurant, Harbour Rocks Hotel, Mgallery by Sofitel

Celebrate the arrival of the New Year and count down to 2019 at Sydney’s newest restaurant - Tayim! Exclusive to only 40 guests! Enjoy a cocktail on arrival, along with a beautiful curated 5-course menu with 4 premium...

New Years' Eve at Mode Kitchen & Bar
New Years' Eve at Mode Kitchen & Bar
Monday 31 December
Mode Kitchen & Bar

Celebrate the New Year in style, mere minutes from the world-famous Sydney fireworks. Guests at Mode Kitchen & Bar will be treated to a five-course degustation menu created by Head Chef Francesco Mannelli including...

New Year's Eve 2018 at Endeavour Tap Rooms
New Year's Eve 2018 at Endeavour Tap Rooms
Monday 31 December
6pm-12am
Endeavour Tap Rooms

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with Endeavour Tap Rooms in the heart of The Rocks! Enjoy a four-course sit down dinner at the Tap Rooms Social this New Year’s Eve! Date: Monday 31st December, 2018. Booking Time: 2 sittings...

Retro Summer Party at the Fortune of War
Retro Summer Party at the Fortune of War
Monday 31 December
Fortune of War

The best NYE parties have cold drinks, delicious food, great music, and good company. Fortune of War are bringing the best of every Summer Party you ever dreamed of - with retro party hits, cocktail specials, classic...

New Year's Eve on The Glenmore Hotel rooftop
New Year's Eve on The Glenmore Hotel rooftop
31 December 2018 to 1 January 2019
7pm-1am
The Glenmore Hotel

With stunning views of Sydney’s harbour, the Glenmore is the place to watch Sydney’s famous Opera House New Year’s Eve fireworks! Your exclusive ticket to their rooftop cocktail party, includes deluxe roaming canapes,...

New Years Eve Accommodation Package at The Russell Hotel
New Years Eve Accommodation Package at The Russell Hotel
Friday 28 December 2018 to Thursday 3 January 2019
The Russell Boutique Hotel

The Russell Hotel New Years Eve package includes: - a complimentary bottle of bubbles to start the...

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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.

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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    1. These terms and conditions are in reference to Sydney New Year’s Eve (NYE18) ticketed areas in The Rocks and Circular Quay and are referred to as:
      • Hickson Road Reserve – Paid ticketing
      • Campbells Cove – free tickets
      • East Circular Quay – free tickets
    1. Access to these ticketed areas on NYE18 is strictly limited to valid ticket holders only and is subject to these Terms and Conditions which are subject to change.
    2. By acquiring tickets to, and attending NYE18 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 NYE18 acknowledges and agrees to the following matters, on their own behalf and on behalf of the minor.
    3. PMNSW is the owner of the land and ACES (“Australian Concert and Entertainment Security”) will be the site manager. ACES is providing the infrastructure for the ticketing (issuing and sales) and PMNSW is the Event Organiser.
    4. There are three areas of The Rocks and Circular Quay that are ticketed areas owned by Place Management NSW for NYE18.
      • Hickson Road Reserve (“HRR”)”). The time period of the event is 5:00pm on 31 December 2018 to 1:00am on 1 January 2019.
      • Campbells Cove (“CC”). The time period of the event is 12pm on 31 December 2018 – 12.45 am on 1st January 2019
      • East Circular Quay (“ECQ”). The time period of the event is 10am on 31 December 2018 – 12.45 am on 1st January 2019
    1. 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.
    2. 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.
    3. This is an outdoor event that will proceed in all 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.
    4. 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.
    5. Attendees must NOT bring the following items into the ticketed area:
      • alcohol;
      • 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.
    1. NYE18 is a smoke free event. Attendees must not smoke except within designated smoking areas. These areas will be signposted.
    2. 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.
    3. Persons under the age of 18 must be accompanied and supervised by an adult, parent or guardian at all times.
    4. 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.
    5. 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.
    6. Passouts can be issued in Campbells Cove and Hickson Road Reserve. Passouts will not be issued in East Circular Quay. Note that any passout or reentry to the ticketed area issued is at the discretion of the Event Organiser or Site Manager.
    7. 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.
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