A woman with a guide dog uses a tactile street sign at a pedestrian crossing.

Designated accessible viewing areas

These areas are reserved for people with disability to enjoy with their family and friends. We have provided some information for each spot including accessible features, site entry and public transport advice.

  • Pirrama Park Free. Bookings essential. Family friendly, less congested. Alcohol for sale. Very limited parking.
  • Observatory Hill. Free. Bookings essential. Family friendly. Alcohol prohibited. No parking.
  • Barangaroo-accessible-viewing-area Reserved for people with accessible needs to enjoy with their family and friends.
  • Royal Botanic Garden and Domain Reserved for people with accessible needs to enjoy with their family and friends.
  • Campbells Cove Reserved for people with accessible needs to enjoy with their family and friends.
  • Sydney Opera House Reserved for people who are deaf and disabled to enjoy with their family and friends.

Other accessible viewing areas will be published soon.

Our vantage point map also shows general public viewing areas that have accessible features.

Changing Places

A Changing Places facility is available at Abraham Mott Hall located at 15A Argyle Place, Millers Point, between 6pm on New Year’s Eve and 1am on New Year’s Day. The facility includes an adult size adjustable change table, ceiling hoists and space for up to 2 assistants.

Accessibility map

The City of Sydney’s accessibility map shows key useable features including mobility parking spaces, public toilets, and potential barriers such as stairs and inclines.

Other ways to enjoy the celebrations

Audio description

ABC Radio will broadcast a live audio description of the midnight fireworks.

Tune into your local ABC radio station via the ABC listen app, online or on channel 25 on your television.

You can also listen to the live audio description of the 9pm and midnight fireworks through 2RPH.

TV and online

You can watch the event on the ABC and iview. The broadcast begins at 8.30pm. Live closed captions available.


Listen to KIIS 1065 for the exclusive soundtrack at 9pm and midnight.

Pylon projections

Keep an eye out for the Auslan, British and American sign language interpretations of Welcome to SydNYE, projected on both sides of the Sydney Harbour Bridge pylons.

Accommodation and transport

City of Sydney provides an accessibility map. Keep in mind road closures are in place on New Year’s Eve.

Zero200 offers accessible taxis. Bookings essential. Call 02 8332 0200.

Transport Info features trip planners with maps and journey details.

Sydney For All provides accessible tourist information, including things to do and options for getting around.


Sydney New Year’s Eve Accessibility Officer

Phone: +61 2 9265 9333

Email: nyeaccessandinclusion@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au

Telephone Interpreting Service: 13 14 50 (Australia only)

You can also contact us through the National Relay Service.