NYE Live

Your front row seat

Framed by the glittering cityscape and perfectly reflected by the harbour below, there’s no New Year’s Eve celebration quite like Sydney.

Event program


Pre-show entertainment

Prepare to be thrilled as flying ace Matt Hall masterminds an aerial display just for NYE. At 6.50pm, a tug boat takes centre stage at Sydney Harbour with a stunning water display, before Matt Hall’s return at 8pm.


Pylon projections

The Harbour Bridge pylons transform into massive canvases as their surfaces light up with full-size images and videos created specially for the event. The countdowns to the fireworks displays will also appear on the pylons, so be sure to keep your eye out!


Welcome to Country

This ceremony reflects our respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, their heritage and living culture. Eucalyptus smoke is released over the water, cleansing Sydney Harbour of any bad spirits. Spectacular images on the bridge pylons celebrate Eora country.


Family fireworks display

The first fireworks allow our littlest spectators, who may nod off a little earlier, the chance to see a fantastic display. Look out for rockets firing from 4 barges and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Fireworks director Fortunato Foti will pay tribute to the 200th year of the Royal Botanic Garden and 100 years of Taronga Zoo.


Harbour of Light Parade

Sydney Harbour will be illuminated with up 60 ships gliding across the water, enchanting spectators of all ages. Each vessel will be decorated with cool white ropelight, dazzling the crowds and adding to the unique choreography as they dance in the harbour.


Fireworks display

At the stroke of midnight, we celebrate the start of the new year in spectacular fashion. The 12 minute display features a huge range of pyrotechnic effects from 7 barges in the harbour, 4 sails of the Sydney Opera House, and firing points from across the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Tune in to the synchronised simulcast on 104.1 2Day FM.

TV, radio and live stream

Of course, there’s another great seat available to you right now: the comfort of your own home. Don’t miss a thing with the best places to experience the celebrations live.

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Vantage points

 Vantage points around the harbour and inner city will provide great views of the fireworks. We’ve marked the best spots for you to help make choosing a vantage point a little easier.

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Harbour of Light Parade

Illuminated vessels glide across Sydney Harbour in one of the highlights of New Year's Eve. Each vessel is decorated with special lights as they sail across the harbour.

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