Public Transport is the best way to get around on New Year’s Eve, with many roads closed in the Sydney CBD, harbour foreshore, and various council areas.  So plan ahead to avoid delays, and make sure you make the most out of your night.

Allow plenty of time to get to the 9pm Family Fireworks and Midnight Fireworks Displays. Vantage points fill up early, so you may miss out if you’re late.

Additional public transport will operate to get you to the city and home again. To plan your trip visit, or call 131500

Phone: 131 500
TTY: 1800 637 500

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Extra trains will run on New Year’s Eve to get you to the city and home again. Visit to plan your trip.


On New Year’s Eve there will be an increased demand for buses.  During this time extra buses will operate on some routes. Road closures in the Sydney CBD may mean that your bus stop will be moved. Visit to plan your trip.


Sydney ferries will be operating extra services until the harbour exclusion zone is in force. During the exclusion zone, ferry services will be cancelled. The exclusion zone will be activated from 8pm on Sydney New Year’s Eve until approximately 12.45am on New Year’s Day. No unauthorised traffic will be allowed inside the Exclusion Zone.

Light rail

Light Rail will operate a regular weekday service, running every 15 minutes, to get you to the City.


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.

Transport for NSW is continually improving services to make public transport accessible for everyone including people with disabilities, using a wheelchair or mobility device, older people or those who travel with a pram or luggage. To view information about transport accessibility please visit the accessibility planning page.


The road closures and large crowds in Sydney on New Year’s Eve can make it challenging for taxis to safely set down and pick up passengers in parts of the city, particularly around the Sydney Harbour Foreshore. Taxi companies will not be able to take booking requests for pick up in areas where there are road closures and spectators wanting taxi transport out of the city are advised to use the secure taxi rank, which operates on Sydney New Year’s Eve.

The secure taxi rank is at Elizabeth Street (east) between Liverpool Street and Nithsdale Lane.

The secure taxi rank will be staffed and managed from 9pm on Tuesday 31 December 2013 to 5am on Wednesday 1 January 2014.

Taxis are in high demand on Sydney 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 on 02 8332 0200 or visit their website at