Sydney New Year’s Eve is one of the most spectacular events in the world. It is the time when the world’s gaze turns to Sydney and our spectacular Midnight Fireworks Display, featuring the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Visit Sydney in the spotlight for a New Year’s Eve experience you’ll never forget. Join the 1.6 million people who line the harbour as the city skyline lights up.
Whether it’s your first time to Sydney, or you live around the corner, experience the city as it comes alive in January with the Sydney Festival. With the harbour and foreshore as the focal point, Sydney invites you to take part and share in the magic.
Remember to book your accommodation early to avoid disappointment. For information about accommodation, attractions and tours and other general tourist information, visit sydney.com
Don’t forget to take in the distinct character of the city’s villages, too: from designer-led Surry Hills, to hip and happening Newtown; elegant cafés in Potts Point to the theatre district in Walsh Bay, there’s something to suit all tastes. Learn more about Sydney and its 10 villages in our unique pocket guide, Slices of Sydney.
The City of Sydney welcomes the many international and Australian visitors who will be visiting Sydney to welcome in the New Year. Start planning your visit now!
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Getting around Sydney
The best way to get to Sydney New Year’s Eve is by public transport. Visit 131500.com.au/events or call 13 15 00 for public transport information for Sydney’s bus, ferry and train networks.
There’s no better way to explore Sydney Harbour than by ferry, so make sure you use one of the regular services or take a water taxi. You can also take advantage of Sydney’s cycleways and ride your bike to the event. Visit the Sydney Cycleways website to find out the best route from your place.