Times for the night so you can enjoy every moment.

Event program


Smoking Ceremony

A ritual of purification and unity of smouldering native plants on the iconic vessels Tribal Warrior, Mari Nawi and Wirawi. Produced by Tribal Warrior Association.


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.

A special tribute to the Sydney Opera House showcasing 50 years of historical moments in pictures.  Learn more .


Welcome to Country

Welcome to Country Elders from the Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council welcome visitors to Gadigal land.


Calling Country fireworks

A celebration of sky, land and sea country, presented by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists through music, dance and illustration. Produced by We Are Warriors.


Sydney Harbour Lights

Boats adorned with lights create a visual spectacle as they glide across the harbour. Produced by Commercial Vessels Association.



Ring in the new year with the world’s best fireworks show, featuring pyrotechnics launched from the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House and some of Sydney’s iconic landmarks. Tune in to the soundtrack on KIIS 1065.