You’ll be able to attend a vantage point near the harbour this year, but some things will be different.

Tickets essential for many vantage points

Sydney New Year’s Eve vantage points will be open this year. You’ll need to book a ticket to attend.

You’re encouraged not to travel into the city to watch the fireworks unless you have a vantage point ticket or reservation at a venue.

Use the vantage point map to find ticketing information for each location.

Some vantage points with tickets still available include:

Tickets may become available to City of Sydney vantage points that are currently booked out, so check regularly for updates.

City of Sydney managed vantage points are:

As tickets to City of Sydney managed vantage points are free, we ask that ticket holders do not sell their tickets to anyone. Tickets holders should follow instructions to cancel tickets in their reminder email if they can no longer attend.

Please ensure you’re familiar with what you can and can’t bring into your vantage point, opening times, pass out rules and if there’s a time you need arrive by before your ticket is made available to someone else.

If you can no longer attend, follow the instructions from the event organiser on how to cancel your ticket.

Do I need to be fully vaccinated?

We strongly encourage everyone attending to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and get a booster vaccination if your second dose was 5 months or more ago.

While Covid-19 vaccination requirements are not specified in the terms and conditions for sites managed by the City of Sydney, we may need to make changes to reflect the latest public health updates or best practice.

Face mask rules

Under the current public health order, everyone in NSW over the age of 12 is required to wear a face mask in the following settings:

  • in an indoor area of premises other than a place of residence
  • in an indoor area on common property for residential premises
  • at a public transport waiting area
  • in a vehicle or vessel being used to provide a public transport service
  • working at a hospitality venue and dealing directly with members of the public
  • on a domestic commercial aircraft, including when the aircraft is flying above NSW.

Masks are strongly encouraged in outdoor settings where physical distancing is not possible.

Support local restaurants, bars and cafes

There will be no food for sale at some vantage points.

Consider visiting a local restaurant or café before attending. You can also bring your own picnic.

Please ensure you’re familiar with what you can and can’t bring into vantage points.

Find events in the city on New Year’s Eve.

Many vantage points will operate differently to previous years

It’s likely that opening times, services available within the venue and pass-out rules at vantage points will be different this year.

Please ensure you’re familiar with what you can and can’t do and the terms and conditions of entry for your vantage point.

There are fireworks at 9pm and midnight

The Welcome to Country display at 9pm welcomes everyone to Gadigal land. This will be curated by Sydney-based artist Blak Douglas.

The midnight fireworks display will mark the close of 2021 and celebrate the start of 2022.

See the full program

There will be no fireworks in Darling Harbour

There will be no fireworks at 9pm or midnight at Darling Harbour. Harbour cruisies, restaurants and bars in the area will offer vantage points of the main displays.

The Cahill Expressway event will host frontline workers as a thank you for keeping NSW safe throughout the bushfires and the Covid-19 pandemic.

Cancelling your ticket

If you have a ticket to a City of Sydney vantage point and can no longer attend, please follow the instructions in your reminder emails to cancel your ticket and give someone else the opportunity to attend.

To cancel tickets for other vantage points please contact the event organiser.

There are many ways to experience Sydney New Year’s Eve

If you plan to party at home, you can See Sydney shine on TV or online.

ABC will broadcast live from Sydney Harbour at 8.30pm.

The 9pm and midnight fireworks will be live streamed.

You can also listen to the exclusive soundtrack at 9pm and midnight on KIIS 1065.

Extra public transport services run on New Year's Eve

With extra services running and major road closures in place, public transport is the best way to travel on New Year’s Eve.

See the latest public transport information to help plan your journey into and back home from the city.

Leave the car at home

It’s best to leave your car at home. Road closures will be in place in the city centre on New Year’s Eve.

Your safety is our priority

We’ll continue to monitor the health situation, while working with the NSW Government and relevant agencies, including the NSW Police Force, Transport for NSW, the Port Authority for NSW, NSW Ambulance and NSW Health for a safe 2021 New Year’s Eve celebration.

Do not attend if you’re unwell

Please stay home if you experience any Covid-19 symptoms, are awaiting a test result, or have been asked to self-isolate by NSW Health.

Latest news and updates

This website will be updated with the latest event information.

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Find more information about boating in the harbour on New Year’s Eve.