New Year’s Eve is best enjoyed when you plan well. Whether you are travelling by train, bus or ferry, use the transport planner to get to the harbour.
Allow plenty of time to get to the fireworks. Vantage points fill up early, so you may miss out if you’re late.
The transport information line provides details on accessible travel. Plan ahead before you start your journey. For more information and to plan your trip please visit the website.
Phone: 13 15 00
TTY: 1800 637 500
Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS): 13 14 50
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If you are travelling by train, check the stations you want to use have the facilities that meet your needs. For information, including accessible stations, visit the website.
For information on accessible travel, visit the website.
For information including accessible ferry wharves, visit the website.
Light rail and monorail
Light rail and monorail are easily accessible to seniors, families with prams and people with a disability. Visit the website.
The City of Sydney is committed to the rights of all people to participate in social, cultural, economic, environmental and civic life and therefore to making its services, amenities and facilities accessible.
The 2012 Sydney New Year’s Eve Inclusion Action Plan is currently being produced in consultation with the disability sector and will include disability training for the Sydney New Year’s Eve team and provide the following services:
Dedicated accessibility page on sydneynewsyeareve.com
For individual accessibility enquiries and process requests for information in alternative formats please email email@example.com
Audio description of 9PM Family and Midnight Fireworks displays broadcast on digital radio station NYE2012 (radio station details available closer to the event).
NYE12 accessibility map
Captioning on Channel 9 Broadcast of 9PM Family and Midnight Fireworks displays.
The NYE12 accessibility map will be available closer to the event.
The crowd and road closures around Sydney on New Year’s Eve can make it challenging for taxis to safely set down and pick up passengers in certain areas of the city, particularly around the harbour foreshore. Taxi companies will not be able to take booking requests for pick up in areas where there are road closures and intending passengers are advised to use the secure taxi rank for taxi transport from the city.
The secure taxi rank is at Elizabeth Street (east) between Liverpool Street and Nithsdale Lane. This rank has been established to assist people requiring taxi transport from the city area on New Year’s Eve and will be managed by staff to facilitate access to taxis.
The secure taxi rank will be staffed from 9pm on Monday 31 December 2012 to 5am on Tuesday 1 January 2013.
Taxis are in high demand on New Year’s Eve and delays may occur.
Wheelchair-accessible taxi bookings in Sydney are coordinated through a central booking network, known as Zero200. Please call Zero200 to discuss your requirements.
Phone: 02 8332 0200