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A safe, inclusive and enjoyable event for all
There are accessible options available to help make Sydney New Year’s Eve memorable for everyone.
Take advantage of the accessible viewing areas throughout the city and harbour foreshore. We have provided some information for each spot including accessible features, site entry, booking information and public transport advice:
- Bradleys Head: Mast precinct
- Cahill Expressway
- Goat Island
- Mary Booth Reserve
- Mrs Macquaries Point
- Nielsen Park
- Pirrama Park
- Sydney Opera House
Our vantage point map also shows accessible viewing areas.
Not sure what the best viewing area is for your needs? Contact our accessibility officer.
The audio description for New Year’s Eve is available in 3 parts:
For the first time this year, the Harbour Bridge pylons will feature projections of an Auslan interpreter signing ‘Welcome to Sydney’ and ‘City of Colour’.
Harbour of Light Parade
Sydney Harbour will host a series of illuminated vessels on New Year’s Eve and you can purchase a ticket to board. The ships listed below are accessible, including toilets:
- Captain Cook III
- Lady Northcott
- Maggie Cat
- Ocean Dreaming II – Sold out
- Ocean Rider
- Starship Sydney – Sold out
- Sydney 2000 – Sold out
Transport Info lists information about accessible public wharves in Sydney.
Accommodation and transport
Zero200 offers accessible taxis. 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.
Large print event guide
Contact our Accessibility Officer for a braille version of the guide.
Sydney New Year’s Eve Accessibility Officer
Phone: +61 2 9265 9333
You can also contact us through the National Relay Service.