Sydney New Year’s Eve is our city’s premier event, broadcast around the world – and this year our Creative Ambassador is Jack Thompson, one of the major figures of Australian cinema.

Jack has worked closely with the City of Sydney and Imagination Australia to bring this year’s theme, Inspire, to life. Jack will introduce the many stories inspired by Sydney as part of the celebrations – including some of Jack’s own tales inspired by our city and those of other iconic figures and lesser-known locals.

Our 9pm Family Fireworks and spectacular Midnight Fireworks will once again be designed and choreographed by internationally renowned Fireworks Director, Fortunato Foti.

Our charity partner, Engineers Without Borders Australia, also returns for another year. I encourage you to support EWB as they work with local groups and communities, both in Australia and overseas, to provide clean water, sanitation and hygiene, energy, basic infrastructure, waste systems, communication technologies and engineering education.

We expect about 1.6 million people to join us in and around Sydney Harbour for the countdown to midnight, as well as millions of people live streaming the event from across the nation and around the globe.

Please remember to plan ahead for a memorable night, look out for your friends and celebrate responsibly.

I wish everyone a safe and happy New Year’s Eve.


Lord Mayor Clover Moore

Lord Mayor Clover Moore