New Year's Eve in Sydney

New Year's Eve in Sydney

There's no better place to welcome the new year than in Sydney... the New Year's Eve Capital of the World. Bid farewell to 2021 at these celebratory shindigs.

 

New Year’s Eve fireworks

Be one of the first in the world to welcome the new year as Sydney dazzles you with its spectacular 9pm and midnight fireworks displays.

You’ll be able to attend a vantage point near the harbour this year, but some things will be different.

The City of Sydney manages six locations around the harbour:

Visit the vantage point map for more information on all vantage point locations around the harbour.

View the full program and visit the official website to stay up to date with the latest details.

Sydney New Year's Eve Fireworks

Sydney New Year's Eve Fireworks

Other amazing vantage points

Pack a picnic and find a shady spot to watch the fireworks from Sydney Harbour National Park. Bradleys Head also offers two fantastic foreshore locations: the Mast Precinct with live DJ entertainment and food trucks on-site, and the family-friendly Athol Lawn. While south of the harbour, the lawn of Strickland House provides a fantastic perspective of the Harbour Bridge.

With unrivalled vistas of the city 83 storeys above street level, Bar 83 at Sydney Tower promises an epic vantage point come NYE. What’s more, DJ sets all night long, a glass of Grand Cordon Mum on arrival, another tipple of bubbles for a midnight toast and canapes come as part of the package.

New Years Eve aboard Sydney 2000

 New Years Eve aboard Sydney 2000. Image Credit: James Horan, Captain Cook Cruises

Cruise into 2022 onboard Captain Cruises’ Sydney 2000 – which has been floating in the harbour exclusion zone for over 20 years, meaning you’ll be as close to the fireworks as anyone is legally permitted. Choose from three luxurious decks, each with all-inclusive food, drinks and entertainment.

A lucky few can enjoy the fireworks from an entirely new angle this pear. Cockatoo Island is hosting an inaugural Opera Gala in partnership with Opera Australia, with Australian actor Jonathon Biggins hosting the open-air concert – all in the view of the Harbour Bridge.

New Year's Eve at Quay. Image Credit: Nikki To, Fink Restaurant Group

New Year's Eve at Quay. Image Credit: Nikki To, Fink Restaurant Group

Located at the end of the Overseas Passenger Terminal, Quay has a hard-to-beat perspective of the fireworks. The restaurant will be serving up a seven-course fine-dining experience by executive chef Peter Gilmore.

Other venues with harbour views and indulgent NYE dinner and drinks deals include Sir Stamford, Opera Kitchen, Aria, Zephyr Rooftop Bar, Pier One and O Bar & Dining, all in the inner city. To get away from the crowds, The Butler in Potts Point, The Fenwick in Balmain, Otto Ristorante in Woolloomooloo and Ventuno Walsh Bay are also great options.

 

More fun to be had

Sydney’s only NYE festival is back in 2021 and now selling tickets. NYE In The Park brings an amazing line up of performers to Camperdown’s Victoria Park, with this year's headliners including ILLY, PNAU, The Presets and What So Not.

NYE In The Park

NYE In The Park. Image Credit: Falcona Events Pty Ltd

Those looking for a party on the Northern Beaches should make a booking at The Newport for their renowned NYE party. Kicking off at 12pm, find a spot in the sprawling gardens and pagodas for lunch, hit up the dancefloor during DJ sets and watch the venue’s own firework displays at 9pm and 12am.

 

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New Year's Eve in Sydney FAQs

Will the vantage points operate differently to previous years?

Will the vantage points operate differently to previous years?

It’s likely that opening times, services available within the venue and pass-out rules at vantage points will be different this year.

Please ensure you’re familiar with what you can and can’t do and the terms and conditions of entry for your vantage point.

Will food and drink be available at the vantage points?

Will food and drink be available at the vantage points?

There will be no food for sale at some of the vantage points.

Consider visiting a local restaurant, bar or café before attending. You can also bring your own picnic.

Please ensure you’re familiar with what you can and can’t bring into vantage points.

Do I need to be fully vaccinated to attend?

Do I need to be fully vaccinated to attend?

Please check the terms and conditions of entry for each vantage point.

Will there be fireworks at Darling Harbour?

Will there be fireworks at Darling Harbour?

There will be no fireworks at 9pm or midnight at Darling Harbour. Harbour cruises, restaurants and bars in the area will offer vantage points of the main displays.

How can I watch the fireworks from home?

How can I watch the fireworks from home?

If you plan to party at home, you can See Sydney Shine on TV or online.

ABC will broadcast live from Sydney Harbour at 8.30pm.

The 9pm and midnight fireworks will be live-streamed on this website and ABC iview.