Plan your NYE

What you need to know

More than a million people will be making their way into the city and surrounds for the celebrations. A little organisation can make a night to remember. See fireworks times and full event program.

Scores of spectators wait during the day along the northern foreshore of Sydney Harbour with the Sydney Harbour bridge in the background.

Vantage points

Watch the fireworks from one of these viewing areas on the harbour. There’s a range of free and ticketed options.

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Commuters waiting for a train.

Public transport

Thousands of extra services will run. Public transport stops may have moved and you won’t be able to walk on some roads.

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Aerial view of New Year’s Eve spectators on the closed Cahill Expressway and spectators packed into the Circular Quay foreshore.

Road closures

Major roads in the city start closing from early afternoon. You won’t be able to leave a car park until roads open again.

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A live band plays to dancing partygoers at an indoor venue.

Ticketed events

Booking your spot on the harbour to watch the fireworks means you’ll have a stress-free night. Bring in 2018 at one of these parties.

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Numerous sailing boats moored at a marina on Sydney Harbour.


Setting sail and dropping your anchor somewhere in the harbour can be a fun way to experience the night. Read what you need to know if you’re planning to be on a boat.

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Visiting Sydney

Sydney welcomes visitors from all over Australia and the world throughout the year.

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