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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.
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.
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 to 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.
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.TV, radio and live stream Find out more