Event program


Smoking Ceremony

An Elder performs a sacred Smoking Ceremony, as a sign of respect for Traditional Custodians past and present and to welcome all visitors onto Gadigal land.


Pylon projections and lighting effects

Projections enliven the Sydney Harbour Bridge pylons throughout the night. Lighting effects on the eastern side dazzle the harbour foreshore.


Welcome to Country fireworks

Curated by First Nations artist Blak Douglas, the family friendly show features projections of dancers, whale and eel totems, a fireworks display, an exclusive soundtrack and a hip-hop performance.

A mother and child watch the fireworks in awe among other spectators.



See Sydney shine in spectacular fashion. The display features pyrotechnic effects launched from the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House and barges in the harbour. Watch a live stream or tune in to the synchronised simulcast on KIIS 1065.

Fireworks explode from the arch of an illuminated Sydney Harbour Bridge with the harbour packed with spectator vessels.