New Year's Eve in Sydney

Sydney has no shortage of countdown events to ring in 2019. Join in the festivities with a delightful mix of options for family and friends across the city. Whether you’re looking for a lively party venue or a more intimate setting, get ready for a wonderfully memorable New Year’s Eve experience.

Tradition runs deep on New Year’s Eve on Sydney Harbour. Gather your friends and family for the famous Sydney New Year’s Eve fireworks, on one of the world’s most beautiful natural harbours. There are many vantage points dotted around the harbour to watch the dazzling spectacle.

Fireworks ring in the New Year on Sydney Harbour, Australia

Why not end the year on a high note? Treat yourself and a loved one to a romantic dinner at a sky or rooftop bar with harbour vistas, such as 360 Bar and Dining and O Bar and Dining. Or reserve your seats at the Sydney Opera House for the Opera Gala, a night of your favourite arias and fireworks.

Before Sydney’s biggest fireworks blast off at the stroke of midnight, music lovers can also turn up the fun with live entertainment and DJs spinning dance tracks at various venues. Soak up the atmosphere and party into the New Year at Café del Mar, Clark Island or aboard a cruise boat.

New Year fireworks vividly exploding at Darling Harbour, Sydney

There are plenty of festive events of epic proportions throughout Sydney. Marvel at the unrivalled views of three incredible firework displays at Parramatta Park, enjoy an exciting line-up of family-friendly activities in Campbelltown, or roll out a picnic in the relaxing surrounds of Nielsen Park.

For a fun-filled family experience, the Royal Botanic Garden hosts a circus-themed event that comes with carnival games, circus performers and music in tow. Darling Harbour is also a popular destination, with brilliant light shows and two firework shows lighting up the vibrant precinct.

Getting in and out of the city centre is different on New Year’s Eve. There will be road closures, on-street fencing and diversions to help people get around safely and move crowds to transport. Visit the City of Sydney’s Plan your NYE for details on what you need to know for a memorable night out.