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.
Other ways to enjoy the celebrations
Listen to the live audio description through 2RPH on 1224AM or 100.5FM. Highlights include the Welcome to Country ceremony, Harbour of Light Parade and fireworks at 9pm and midnight.
Listen to the audio description for 2017 Sydney New Year’s Eve:
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
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.