New Year's Eve in Sydney

New Year’s Eve will look a little different in Sydney for 2020. However you are planning to celebrate, make sure you are aware of the restrictions in place to keep everyone safe. Visit the official website to stay up to date with the latest details.

New Year’s Eve fireworks

This year, the 9pm fireworks have been cancelled. There will be a small fireworks display from the Sydney Harbour Bridge at midnight. This will be televised live on the ABC.

Crowd numbers will be strictly controlled around the harbour and entry to designated Green Zones will be restricted. Only people who live in the area, are visiting friends or family who live in the area, or with confirmed bookings at hospitality venues will be allowed into the area. You must apply for a New Year's Eve Pass from Service NSW - passes will be available from 7 December. If you do not have a pass, you will be turned away. 

Public transport services will continue to run with some additional services on New Years Eve. Look for the green dots to maintain social distancing and wear a mask.

Gatherings at home

You are able to host a small celebration at home as long as you adhere to the current restrictions. Household gatherings in Greater Sydney will be limited to 5 people (including adults and children) at the one time. Remember to maintain safe hygiene practices.