Tickets essential for many vantage points
You'll need to book a ticket to attend most vantage points this year. There are many vantage points with free tickets.
Use the vantage point map to find tickets and information for each location. Make sure you know the opening times, pass out rules and if there’s a time you need to arrive by.
City of Sydney managed vantage points are:
All of these locations are free. More tickets for City of Sydney vantage points will be released closer to the time. If any of the locations listed above are booked out, you can join the waiting list to be first in the know about additional releases.
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.
What you can bring to vantage points
Please ensure you’re familiar with what you can and can’t bring to your vantage point. Some locations will have food trucks but for others there will be no food for sale, so it’s best to bring a picnic.
Some sites are alcohol-free, while others allow you to bring drinks and some have licensed bars.
There might also be rules about bringing items like umbrellas or sunshades – so it’s best to plan before you leave home.
What to expect on the night
Special animations celebrating all facets of life in the harbour city will be beamed onto the Sydney Harbour Bridge pylons as we count down to the Calling Country fireworks.
9pm Calling Country fireworks display
The Calling Country fireworks display at 9pm welcomes everyone to Gadigal land. The family friendly display will also feature projections on the Sydney Harbour Bridge pylons. The 8-minute display celebrates the local histories and contemporary experiences of Indigenous storytellers through art, song, sound and dance.
The midnight fireworks
The midnight fireworks display will mark the close of 2022 and celebrate the start of 2023 with 2,000 fireworks launched from the Sydney Opera House sails, while 7,000 effects will fire from 184 positions on the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
There’ll also be a special moment to recognise the upcoming Sydney World Pride.
DJ and vocalist Stace Cadet will bring his own flavour of dance music to the midnight fireworks creating an original soundtrack featuring vocal powerhouse KLP.
Other events in the city
Not attending a vantage point? There’s more to do on New Year’s Eve. Find a great variety of events to celebrate on What’s On.
Experience Sydney New Year’s Eve from home
If you plan to party at home, tune in on TV or online.
ABC will broadcast live from Sydney Harbour at 8:30pm.
The 9pm Calling Country 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
The best way to travel on New Year’s Eve is by public transport, with extra services running and major road closures in place.
See the latest public transport information to help plan your journey on the night.
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.
Latest news and updates
The Sydney New Year's Eve website will be updated with the latest event information.