The New Year’s Eve capital of the world

Enjoyed by over 1 billion people across the globe.

Sydney celebrates New Year’s Eve in style with one of the largest, most technologically advanced fireworks displays in the world.

More than 1 million spectators view the celebrations along the Sydney Harbour foreshore, and the event reaches a global audience of more than 1 billion.

The stunning Sydney Harbour, famous Sydney Harbour Bridge and glorious Sydney Opera House will take centre stage for 2 spectacular firework displays: the family fireworks at 9pm, and the main event at midnight.

Australia’s First Peoples are recognised with special Sydney Harbour Bridge lighting effects and harbour smoking ceremony as part of the Welcome to Country.

Theme and artwork

The creative inspiration for New Year’s Eve is the pulse of Sydney.

Globally renowned creative agency Imagination developed the artwork and theme.

It’s the energy of the people moving through the city’s arteries. It’s the constant hum of voices creating, collaborating, driving change and progress. It’s the music of the city, where beats drift out of different doorways and lure you inside or capture your imagination for another time.

It’s a call from the centuries past and the nation’s Indigenous heritage that’s deeply embedded in every inch of land. Every single element comes together to create a city that is alive. On New Year’s Eve in Sydney, the pulse is stronger than ever. You can see it in the lights and the explosive fireworks. You can feel it emanating from the people and their collective excitement. You can hear it spilling out of every heaving venue where celebrations are in full stride.

In numbers


months in the making


cleansing staff help Sydney sparkle again


tonnes of waste collected


trucks, sweepers and compactors for the big clean-up


shipping containers of equipment for the fireworks

$133 million

to the local economy

1 million+

people attend

1 billion

people watch around the world