for the official #SydNYE newsletter
A safe, inclusive and enjoyable event for all.
There are accessible options available to make Sydney New Year’s Eve memorable for people with disability.
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.
- Barangaroo Bookings essential. Family friendly, large crowds. Alcohol for sale. No parking.
- Cahill Expressway Free. Bookings essential. Alcohol prohibited. Very limited parking.
- Bradfield Park This designated accessible viewing area has now reached capacity. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to be placed on the waiting list.
- Mrs Macquaries Point Free. Bookings essential. Panoramic views, large crowds, long walks. Alcohol for sale.
- Pirrama Park Free. Bookings essential. Family friendly, less congested. Alcohol for sale. Very limited parking.
- Sydney Opera House This designated accessible viewing area has now reached capacity. Please contact email@example.com
Our vantage point map also shows general public viewing areas that have accessible features.
Other ways to enjoy the celebrations
ABC Radio will broadcast a live audio description from 8.45pm to 9.15pm, and 11.45pm to 12.15am.
Tune in through the ABC listen app or on the ABC website.
You can also listen to the live audio description through 2RPH on 1224AM or 100.5FM.
Highlights include the Call to Country ceremony, Harbour of Light Parade and fireworks at 9pm and midnight.
Listen to the audio description for 2018 Sydney New Year’s Eve:
TV and online
Listen to KIIS 1065 for the exclusive soundtrack at 9pm and midnight.
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.
Easy Access Australia offers information about accessible accommodation, including details about hotels in the city centre.
Sydney For All provides accessible tourist information, including things to do and options for getting around.
These maps show the level of effort required to negotiate routes for a person using a wheelchair:
- St James to Mrs Macquarie’s Chair
- St James and Martin Place to east Circular Quay and Sydney Opera House
- Town Hall and Wynyard to west Circular Quay and Dawes Point
- Town Hall to Darling Harbour
- Wynyard to Barangaroo
- Central to Darling Harbour
Download the event guide in an alternative format.
Sydney New Year’s Eve Accessibility Officer
Phone: +61 2 9265 9333
Telephone Interpreting Service: 13 14 50
You can also contact us through the National Relay Service.