Schedule

Times for the night so you can enjoy every moment.

Event program

6pm

Pre-show entertainment

Prepare to be thrilled as our flying ace masterminds an aerial display just for NYE. At 6.50pm, a tug boat takes centre stage in Sydney Harbour with a stunning water display followed by an encore aerial performance at 8pm.

8.38pm

Welcome to Country

The ceremony reflects our respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, their heritage and living cultures. During the 5 minute ceremony, eucalyptus smoke is released over the water, cleansing Sydney Harbour of any bad spirits. Flares are released and spectacular images on the pylons celebrate Eora country.

9pm

Family fireworks

The first fireworks allow our littlest spectators, who may nod off a little earlier, the chance to see a fantastic display. The 8 minute display includes fireworks released from 4 barges and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Includes the winning entry from the ABC’s Design Your Own Firework competition. Tune in to the synchronised simulcast on KIIS 106.5 FM.

9.15pm

Harbour of Light Parade

Sydney Harbour is illuminated with ships gliding across the water, enchanting spectators of all ages. Each vessel is decorated with cool white ropelight, dazzling the crowds and adding to the unique choreography as they dance in the harbour.

Midnight

Fireworks display

At the stroke of midnight, we celebrate the start of the new year in spectacular fashion. The 12 minute display features a huge range of pyrotechnic effects launched from firing points on the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House and 7 barges in the harbour. Tune in to the synchronised simulcast on KIIS 106.5 FM.

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