Sydney celebrates New Year’s Eve in a party that wows the world with its style and spectacle.

The events featuring one of the world’s largest, most technologically advanced displays of fireworks, lighting and projections. Sydney New Year’s Eve plays live to more than 1 million spectators along the Sydney Harbour foreshore, and 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: family fireworks at 9pm, and the main event at midnight.

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

Artwork

The spontaneous energy of Sydney and its people inspires the event artwork.

Sydney New Year’s Eve is vibrant, raw and energetic. The spirit of the city is demonstrated in the bright, colourful, flexible and optimistic artwork developed by globally awarded, Sydney-based studio Garbett Design.

Inclusive, celebratory and safe

New Year’s Eve marks endings and anticipates new beginnings. Say goodbye to the old and hello to the new at this festive party for everyone.

The City of Sydney’s gift to the people, Sydney New Year’s Eve is a safe, sustainable event, celebrating local artists before the eyes of the world. Everyone can take part in this uniquely Sydney celebration.

In numbers

15

months in the making

285

cleansing staff help Sydney sparkle again

35

tonnes of waste collected

54

trucks, sweepers and compactors for the big clean-up

17

shipping containers of equipment for the fireworks

$133 million

to the local economy

1 million+

people attend

1 billion

people watch around the world