Essential planning information including where to watch the fireworks, how to find the perfect vantage point and more
LIVE Television Broadcast: ABC1, News24 and the Australia Network
2014 Sydney New Year’s Eve live from Sydney Harbour. This 4-hour program is hosted from the forecourt of the Sydney Opera House, featuring the 9PM Family Fireworks and the Midnight Fireworks. The program will feature some of ABC Television’s best loved personalities, along with a year in review segment, live crosses around the harbour and Australia, and lively musical performances.
Radio Broadcast: 2Day FM Sydney
Wherever you are, make sure you tune your radio to 104.1 2Day FM to enjoy the exclusive synchronised music soundtrack at 9pm and midnight, as well as live broadcasts throughout the night from around Sydney Harbour.
Vantage Point Map
Find the perfect location along the harbour to suit yours and your family needs by using the Vantage Point map.
NO BYO (bring your own) alcohol. Many vantage point sites are designated alcohol-free zones on Sydney New Year’s Eve. Use our Vantage Point Map to find out which areas have restrictions.
Look out for your mates. Plan a meeting place in case you get separated on the night, as mobile phone networks can be congested.
If you have children, discreetly write your mobile phone number on your child’s arm so you can be contacted if your child becomes lost.
Sydney New Year’s Eve is a NO GLASS event. Glass bottles and containers are not permitted and bag checks are a condition of entry to all managed access sites. Use recycled or reusable containers instead.
Pack your own food in recyclable or reusable plastic containers. Non-alcoholic drinks, including water, must be in sealed plastic containers. Many sites will also have food and drinks for sale.
If you’re arriving in the daytime, use sunscreen and wear a hat as December daytime temperatures in Sydney are often above 30 degrees.
Bring clothing appropriate for cooler weather later in the evening.
Wear comfortable shoes – you will need to walk to and from vantage points and public transport terminals.
Bring your radio and tune in to 104.1 2Day FM for the 9PM Family Fireworks and Midnight Fireworks’ soundtracks, in order to appreciate the full fireworks experience!