Only a few events are celebrated worldwide, with New Year’s being celebrated in every corner of the earth.
Whether it’s the fireworks on the Sydney Harbour Bridge or the Ball Drop at Times Square, New Year’s Eve is always celebrated in extravagant style.
Sydney New Years Eve 2023/2024, NYE Party Events, Harbour Fireworks & Tickets
New Year’s Eve in Sydney is one of the most anticipated celebrations of the year. As it is summertime in Sydney and most people can enjoy the public holiday the next day, many flocks to the city for this massive celebration.
Many live shows are scheduled throughout the city, but the fireworks display on top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge is the biggest draw card of the NYE event.
If you are coming to Sydney to celebrate NYE, click the link below to secure your accommodation early before it all books out! Also please check out the official website’s vantage point map and event list for full details on each location and to book your tickets.
Getting out of the city is different on New Year’s Eve. The way you arrive will be different from how you leave to get home as many roads will be closed to pedestrians and motorists. Plenty of staff will be on the ground along with extra signage to help you find your way back to transport hubs to get home.
Be prepared for a longer walk to buses and trains. Some train stations may have different entry and exit points. Try to leave the city after 1am to avoid the crowds.
With thousands of extra services running and major road closures in place, public transport is the only way to travel on New Year’s Eve. Large crowds are expected so please plan your trip to and from the city ahead of time and consider all the available travel options.
You can tap on and off public transport services using an Opal card or American Express, Mastercard, Visa contactless card or linked device.
Extra trains will run during the day on New Year’s Eve and into the early hours of the new year.
Metro services start at 4am and will continue to run regularly until early on New Year’s Day.
For access to vantage points in the city, change at Epping. To access the lower north shore, change at Chatswood to connect with trains to North Sydney.
Thousands of extra bus services will run throughout the day and night. Services to and from the city will use different routes and bus stops from 5pm and 7pm while road closures are in place in the city.
Ferries are a very popular way to travel on New Year’s Eve, and services typically begin to reach capacity from mid-afternoon. If you’re looking to catch a ferry, plan to arrive early in the day as queues will be long and consider a plan-B transport option including local bus services if ferries are at capacity.
Access to ferry wharves including Circular Quay, Milsons Point and McMahons Point will be affected on New Year’s Eve as surrounding vantage points reach capacity during the day.
You may not be able to catch a ferry to your preferred destination and will need to consider other transport options including trains and continuing on foot instead.
Ferry stops and times will be affected. Some ferries will stop operating on the harbour in the early evening.
Sydney Light Rail services run regularly through the Sydney CBD, South East and Inner West suburbs. Services will be extended until 4am on New Year’s Day.
Security guards will be present at various taxi ranks on New Year’s Eve to help you get home safely.