The Sydney Opera House is a popular vantage point for Sydney’s New Year’s Eve fireworks. A dedicated accessible viewing area is available at the Opera House for registered guests.

Site description

  • Accessible toilets
  • 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.

Site entry

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.

Booking information

Tickets can be purchased from 9am on 1 December by calling 02 9250 7777 during business hours or emailing bookings@sydneyoperahouse.com.

Adults - $25 each. Concession - $10 each.

This includes:

  • Babes in arms
  • Seniors/Pensioners
  • Full time Australian Students,
  • Kids up to 17 years of age. Companion Card Holder– complimentary

Bookings are for a maximum of six people including companions. The Sydney Opera House is part of the Companion Card scheme, please have your card with you at the time of booking.

Once purchased, you will be contacted to advise your access needs. If successful, the booking will then be confirmed.

Getting here

Public transport is the best way to get around on New Year’s Eve. Driving is not recommended.

Macquarie Street be closed to traffic from 2pm on Friday 31 December until 6am on New Year’s Day. There will be no access to the Sydney Opera House Wilson Carpark during this road closure.

Circular Quay station is 260 metres from the Macquarie Street gate. Trains will not stop at Circular Quay between 5pm on Friday 31 December, reopening at 1am on Saturday 1 January.

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 transport.nsw.info

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 and post event from 1am.

Let’s Stay Safe Together

Covid-19 vaccination requirements.

Please be aware we may need to make changes to reflect the latest public health updates or best practice.

If you have any further questions, please call 02 9250 7777 or email accessibility@sydneyoperahouse.com