Sydney Opera House accessible viewing area
Reserved for people who are deaf and disabled to enjoy with their family and friends.
The Sydney Opera House is a popular vantage point for Sydney’s New Year’s Eve fireworks. As large crowds are expected, a dedicated accessible viewing area is available at the Opera House for registered guests.
Changing Places bathroom
Access to electrical charging for mobility devices
Security and first aid onsite
Food and drink available onsite
No seating. Small fold-up chairs permitted if back support is required
No shade. Wear a hat and protective clothing
No sunshades. Personal umbrellas (no more than 125cm in diameter) permitted
No BYO alcohol
Moderate gradients to the site. Steep incline on Macquarie Street.
Entry for accessible patrons is at the corner of Macquarie and Albert Streets any time from 5pm onwards
The designated accessible viewing area is 600 metres downhill on Macquarie Street.
Register for the accessible area by calling 02 9250 7777 or by emailing email@example.com
Public transport is the best way to get around on New Year’s Eve. Driving is not recommended. Macquarie Street will be closed to traffic from 10am on 31 December until 4am on New Year’s Day.
There will be no access to the Sydney Opera House Wilson Carpark during the road closure.
Circular Quay station is 260 metres from the Macquarie Street gate. Trains will not stop at Circular Quay after 5pm on 31 December. The station will reopen at 1am on 1 January.
For those who require mobility assistance, an accessible buggy transport service will be provided between the Sydney Opera House site and a vehicle pick-up and drop-off location at the intersection of Macquarie Street and Bent Street from 5pm on 31 December, and post-event from 1am.
View the access map for travel from St James and Martin Place to east Circular Quay and Sydney Opera House. For up-to-date citywide transport information, visit transportnsw.info