A safe, inclusive and enjoyable event for all
There are accessible options available to help make Sydney New Year’s Eve memorable for everyone.
Designated accessible viewing areas
These areas are reserved for people with disability to enjoy with their family and friends. Bookings essential. We have provided some information for each spot including accessible features, site entry and public transport advice.
- Ballaarat Park
- Cahill Expressway
- Goat Island
- Mary Booth Reserve
- Mrs Macquaries Point
- Pirrama Park
- Sydney Opera House
Our vantage point map also shows general public viewing areas that are accessible.
Other ways to enjoy the celebrations
Highlights include the Welcome to Country, 9pm family fireworks, Harbour of Light Parade and midnight fireworks display.
Broadcast details will be announced closer to the date.
The audio description for 2015 Sydney New Year’s Eve is available.
TV and online
The ABC will broadcast the event from 8.30pm to 12.20am on TV and online. Live closed captions available.
104.1 2Day FM simulcasts the soundtracks for the 9pm family fireworks and the midnight fireworks.
Keep an eye out for the Auslan interpretation of Welcome to SydNYE, projected on both sides of the Sydney Harbour Bridge pylons.
Accommodation and transport
City of Sydney provides an accessibility map. Keep in mind road closures are in place on New Year’s Eve.
Zero200 offers accessible taxis. Bookings essential. Call 02 8332 0200.
Transport Info features trip planners with maps and journey details.
Easy Access Australia offers information about accessible accommodation, including details about hotels in the city centre.
Sydney For All provides accessible tourist information, including things to do and options for getting around.
To order the event guide in an alternative format, contact the Sydney New Year’s Eve Accessibility Officer. Details below.
Sydney New Year’s Eve Accessibility Officer
Phone: +61 2 9265 9333
Telephone Interpreting Service: 13 14 50
You can also contact us through the National Relay Service.