Cahill Expressway designated accessible viewing area

Reserved for people with disability to enjoy with their family and friends.

Above Circular Quay, the Cahill Expressway is one of the best spots to view the Sydney New Year’s Eve fireworks.

Roads and Maritime Services hosts this free, family-friendly, alcohol and glass-free ticketed event.

There is one session for accessible tickets to view both the 9pm and midnight fireworks.

Site description

  • Accessible toilets.
  • Accessible for wheelchair users.
  • Onsite security and first aid.
  • BYO food and non-alcoholic drinks. No glass, knives, tripods or selfie sticks.
  • Food also available for purchase.
  • No shade. Bring a hat, sunscreen, water, poncho, or raincoat. No umbrellas or shade structures.
  • No seating. Fold-up chairs under 15cm permitted.
  • Steep incline from entry to viewing area.
  • No standing in viewing area.
  • Concrete surface.
  • Adequate lighting.

Site entry

Enter at the corner of Conservatorium Road and Macquarie Street.

For the 9pm family fireworks, the gate opens from 6pm to 8.50pm. Accessible ticket early entry from 6.15pm to 6.30pm.

For the midnight fireworks, the gate opens from 9.45pm to 11.50pm. Accessible ticket early entry from 9.30pm to 9.45pm.

The viewing area is 700 metres from the entry point.

Booking information

Bookings essential.

Getting here

Public transport is the best way to get around on New Year’s Eve.

Circular Quay station is 500 metres from the Macquarie Street gate on a flat, paved surface. Trains will not stop at Circular Quay station between 5pm and 1am. Crowds are expected.

Martin Place station is about 1 kilometre away from the site on a flat surface.

St James station is 1.5 kilometres away from the site on a flat, paved surface.

Driving is not recommended.

If you have limited mobility and would like assistance getting to and from the event you can call 0459 958 213 or email prior to the event.

View the access map for travel from Town Hall and Wynyard to west Circular Quay and Dawes Point.