Sydney Harbour - New Year's Eve Fireworks

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. You can have up to 10 people (including adults and children) come to your house at the one time. Remember to maintain safe hygiene practices.

New Year's Eve FAQs In Sydney

Are there fireworks in Sydney on New Year's Eve?

Yes, there are fireworks in Sydney this NYE, although New Year’s Eve will look a little different in Sydney for 2020 with smaller fireworks being displayed. The 9pm fireworks show has been cancelled and the midnight show will be restricted to the Sydney Harbour Bridge only.

Where are the fireworks in Sydney on New Year’s Eve?

The fireworks will be displayed from the Sydney Harbour Bridge and can be seen from various spots in and around the harbour.

Due to restrictions, this year crowd numbers will be strictly controlled with designated entry zones. Only people living in the area or with entry passes will be allowed to visit specific areas around Sydney Harbour. Visit the official website to stay up to date with the latest details.

What time do the Sydney fireworks start?

For 2020, the Sydney NYE fireworks will only be held at midnight from the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Unfortunately, the 9 pm fireworks will not go ahead this year.