Leave the car at home
There are a few things you should know if you plan on driving on New Year’s Eve.
Over 1 million people will head to the harbour to see the fireworks.
This information is based on previous events and should only be used as a guide. Confirmed details will be provided as soon as they’re available.
Expect major road closures and special event clearways in the city centre, harbour foreshore, North Sydney and the lower north shore.
The Sydney Harbour Bridge will be closed to cars from around 11pm to 1am.
5 things to know
- Widespread road closures
- The city centre is a no-go area for cars from late afternoon. The Harbour Bridge and Anzac Bridge are completely closed to cars at certain times during the evening.
- Your street may be closed
- Don’t assume you can get back to your street if you take the car out for a spin – some roads will be closed for safety. Residents may not be able to access closed streets.
- Public transport will get you there
- Transport for NSW is putting on thousands of extra services. That makes public transport your best option. Plan your trip before the event.
- Cyclists and pedestrians are affected too
- Some road closures affect bike riders and pedestrians. The Harbour Bridge will be closed to cyclists and pedestrians from early evening.
- Conditions may change
- So it’s to keep an eye on Live Traffic if you’re hitting the road.