Sydney Opera House designated accessible viewing area

Reserved for people with disability to enjoy with their family and friends.

Sydney Opera House offers great views of the Sydney New Year’s Eve fireworks.

There will be large crowds at the site. Registered guests can enter the accessible viewing area at any time.

The site is fully accessible.

Site description

  • Accessible toilets.
  • Onsite security and first aid.
  • Water refill stations.
  • BYO food and non-alcoholic drinks. No glass. Food also on sale.
  • No shade. Bring a hat, sunscreen, rain jacket or umbrella.
  • No seating. Fold-up chairs permitted.
  • Moderate gradients to the site. Steep incline on Macquarie Street.

Site entry

The gate opens at 7am.

Enter at the corner of Macquarie and Albert Streets.

The viewing area is 600 metres from the entry point.

Booking information

The ‘Designated accessible viewing area’ has now reached capacity. Please contact to be placed on the waiting list.

Getting here

Public transport is the best way to get around on New Year’s Eve.

Circular Quay station is 260 metres from the Macquarie Street gate. Trains will not stop at Circular Quay between 6pm and 1am. The station will be extremely crowded.

Martin Place station is 1.1 kilometres from the Sydney Opera House. St James station is 1.5 kilometres away.

Driving is not recommended.

The nearest public car park is at The Domain. It’s open until 3am on the night. Bookings are essential.

The car park has 2 lifts. Use the lift closest to the Art Gallery of NSW. It’s about 240 metres to the entry gate.

Vehicle clearance height in the car park is low at 1.9 metres.

View the access map for travel from St James and Martin Place to east Circular Quay and Sydney Opera House.