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 and / or access needs to enjoy with their family and friends. We have provided some information for each spot including accessible features, site entry and public transport advice.

Bookings essential.

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


Find volunteers at the following locations on 28 December and 31 December: 

  • Customs House from 8:30am to 10:30pm

  • Shakespeare Place from 8:30am to 10:30pm

  • Macquarie Street at Martin Place from 8am to 10:30pm

  • Queen Victoria Building (QVB) from 8:30am to 10:15pm

Wynyard – between George and Margaret streets  from 9am to 10:30pm 

Changing Places

A Changing Places facility is available at Abraham Mott Hall located at 15A Argyle Place, Millers Point, between 2pm on New Year’s Eve and 12.30am 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  can help you to plan your visit to Sydney New Year’s Eve. There’s details on public toilets, potential barriers, stairs and inclines.

It’s important to note that some things are different on New Year’s Eve and there are major road closures throughout the CBD which may affect access to facilities or through roads indicated on this map. Visit the  road closures page.  

For more information on access and inclusion, you can contact our Accessibility Officer on +61 2 9265 9333 or by filling out this form .

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 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.

Alternative event guide formats

Audio MP3, easy read guide  and event guides in your language will be available in November 2023.

Large print event guide (163 kB)

Audio guides

Accommodation and transport

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

Spinal Cord Injuries Australia (SCIA ) offers accessible taxi’s.  Bookings essential, call 13 9000 or book online .

Transport Info features trip planners with maps and journey details.  provides accessible tourist information, including things to do and options for getting around.

Accessible pick up and drop off zones

The City of Sydney provides two pick up and drop off zones:

Please note: Access to the Argyle Street drop off zone must be before 10pm on 31 December. Road closures will be in place between 10pm and 1.30am on 1 January 2023, so pick up from the area must be after 1.30am on 1 January. Shakespeare Place Accessible drop off / pick up zone will not be affected by road closures.


For more information on access and inclusion, you can contact our Accessibility Officer on +61 2 9265 9333 or by filling out this form .

Telephone Interpreting Service: 13 14 50 (Australia only)

You can also contact us through the  National Relay Service .