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New Year’s Eve Sydney 2022/2023: Fireworks vantage points, events and parties

Where to see the fireworks from free vantage points and everything you need to know to send off 2022 in style.

Millions of people flock to the Sydney foreshore every New Year's Eve.

This year both the 9pm Calling Country fireworks and the midnight show are set to light up Sydney on 31 December.

Throughout the evening, a series of official events as well as harbour-side parties will run throughout the night. Here's the lowdown to give 2022 a proper send-off.

New Year's Eve fireworks in Sydney: Times and vantage points

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Fireworks times

9pm and midnight.

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Vantage points

There are over 50 vantage points along the foreshore. Popular spots include Barangaroo Reserve, Botanic Gardens and Sydney Opera House.

New Year's Eve Sydney restaurants

Want to catch the world-famous fireworks in Sydney but don't want to deal with the crowds? These restaurants are a treat and offer spectacular views of the fireworks shows on 31 December.

New Year's Eve Fireworks Party at the Sydney Tower Eye
New Year's Eve Fireworks Party at the Sydney Tower Eye

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Top New Year's Eve events, dining and parties in Sydney

Finish 2022 off in spectacular fashion dancing on a rooftop, charging your glasses underneath mirror balls and partying until the wee hours of 2023.

Here's our hitlist of the best parties and events that still have room for you on the night.

Event's nameLocationInclusionsCost
Sydney Tower EyeWestfield Sydney
  • Live DJ
  • Welcome drink
  • Access to the Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck
$179.10 per person
Dear Sainte ÉloisePotts Point
  • Late-night party
  • Pre-order of champagne on arrival
$165 per person
Field DayThe Domain
  • Live performances
$167 per person
NYE at Taronga ZooMosman
  • Live entertainment
  • BYO food
  • NYE wildlife trails
$210 per person
NYE at the Opera BarCBD, Sydney
  • Live entertainment with DJ
  • Rooftop bar
  • 6.5 all-inclusive beverage package
$1,599 per person
SoCalNeutral Bay
  • Beach party
  • DJ entertainment
  • Fireworks viewing
  • Surf films
$99 per person
​​Zephyr Sky BarCBD, Sydney
  • Live entertainment with DJ
  • 4.5 hour package with drinks
$475 per person
The WinerySurry Hills
  • Live DJ
  • Queen Of The Dessert-themed party
  • 2-hour beverage package
$169 per person
The RookCBD, Sydney
  • Live DJ
  • 4-hour beverage package
$110 per person
Odd CultureNewtown
  • Vintage champagne experience
  • Live music
$150 per person
Amadeus at Sydney Opera HouseCBD, Sydney
  • Fireworks viewing
  • 3-hour drinks package
  • Live performance of Amadeus
$392 per person
NYE In The ParkCamperdown
  • Live entertainment
  • Fireworks viewing
  • Poof Doof Drag Jamboree hosting
$99 per person

Top New Year's Eve Sydney cruises

There's viewing the fireworks from the foreshore, then there's being there out on the water, seeing the sparklers fly right over your head. What's more, harbour cruises on the night often come with a smorgasbord of food, drinks and live entertainment.

Sydney Harbour Gold Penfolds Dinner Cruise by Captain Cook
Sydney Harbour Gold Penfolds Dinner Cruise by Captain Cook


Want more options? Check out our full list of New Year's Eve cruises in Sydney

Best places to see the Sydney fireworks including free spots

Vantage PointLocationCostAlcohol allowedBYO allowedOpen fromDesignated accessible viewing area
Barangaroo ReserveMillers PointTickets from $20.90 per personYesNo5:00 PMYes
Birchgrove ParkGrove Street, BirchgroveFree (ticket required)NoNo8:00 AMNo
Bicentennial ParkGlebeFree (ticket required)YesNo7:00 PMNo
Blues Point ReserveMcMahons PointFreeNoNo8:00 AMNo
Botanic GardenBridgeview – SydneyTickets from $385 per person + booking feeYesNo6:00 PMYes
Botanic Garden: Foundation and Friends NYE PicnicRoyal Botanic Garden SydneyTickets from $30–$190 per person + booking feeYesNo5:00 PMYes
Botanic Garden: Garden Party at The CalyxRoyal Botanic Garden SydneyTickets from $595 per person + booking feeYesNo7:30 PMYes
Botanic Garden: Lawn with the ViewSydneyTickets from $370 per person + booking feeYesNo7:00 PMYes
Botanic Garden: Midnight at the OasisSydneyTickets from $475 per person + booking feeYesNo6:30 PMYes
Botanic Garden: Mrs Macquaries PointSydneyTickets from $20–$160 per person + booking feeYesNo3:00 PMYes
Botanic Garden: The PointSydneyTickets from $520 per person + booking feeYesNo5:30 PMYes
Bradfield Park & Mary Booth ReserveMilsons PointFreeNoNo5:00 PMNo
Bradleys Head: Ampitheatre PrecinctMosmanTickets from $46–$89 per personNoNo3:00 PMNo
Bradleys Head: Athol LawnMosmanTickets from $24–$41 per personNoNo3:00 PMNo
Bradleys Head: Mast PrecinctMosmanTickets from $30–$57 per personNoNo3:00 PMNo
Clark IslandSydney HarbourTickets from $10 per personYesNo6:00 PMNo
Cockatoo IslandSydney HarbourTickets from $550 per personYesNo9:00 AMNo
Darling HarbourSydney HarbourFreeNoNo1:00 PMNo
Dawes Point (Tar-Ra ParkThe RocksFreeNoNo1:00 PMNo
Dudley Page ReserveDover HeightsTickets from $25–$50 per personYesNo6:00 PMNo
Duff ReservePoint PiperFreeNoNo12:00 PMNo
Dumaresq ReserveRose BayFreeNoNo3:00 PMNo
East Circular QuayCircular QuayFreeNoNo9:00 AMNo
Elkington ParkBalmainFreeNoNo8:00 AMYes
Embarkation ParkPotts PointFree (ticket required)NoNo5:00 PMNo
Giba ParkPyrmontFree (ticket required)YesNo4:00 PMNo
Illoura ReserveBalmain EastFreeNoNo8:00 AMNo
Lavender Bay ParklandsLavender BayFree (ticket required)NoNo5:00 PMNo
Lookes Avenue ReserveBalmain EastFreeNoNo8:00 AMNo
McKell ParkDarling PointFreeNoNo12:00 PMNo
Manly CoveManlyFreeNoNo5:00 PMNo
Mort Bay ParkBirchgroveFreeNoNo8:00 AMNo
Murray Rose Pool & Blackburn GardensDouble BayFreeNoNo3:00 PMNo
North HeadManlyFreeNoNo5:30 PMNo
Pyrmont Bay ParkPyrmontFreeNoNo12:00 PMNo
Rose Bay ForeshoreRose BayFreeNoNo3:00 PMNo
Shark IslandSydneyTickets from $186–$260YesNo6:15 PMNo
Simmons PointBalmain EastFreeNoNo10:00 AMNo
Sydney Opera HouseSydneyFreeYesNo7:30 PMYes
Taronga ZooMosmanTickets from $210YesNo6:00 PMYes
The RocksThe RocksFreeNoNo1:00 PMYes
Thornton ParkBalmain EastFreeNoNo3:30 PMYes
Yarranabbe ParkDarling PointFreeNoNo3:00 PMYes
Yurulbin ParkBirchgroveFreeNoNo8:00 AMYes

Top things to do on New Year's Eve in Sydney

The day is young and if you're not spending it warming up your spot on the harbour, then why not tick one of these experiences off your list? They're not a bad way to finish the year off, in our humble opinion.

What is Sydney doing for New Year's Eve to ensure it's COVID-safe?

Wearing masks and physical distancing are no longer required across NSW. Most venues have removed their COVID-safe measures in response.

While this is the case, it's still a good idea to practice health and safety measures on New Year's Eve. This includes:

  • Social distancing where you can
  • Wearing a mask when not eating or drinking
  • Washing your hands regularly
  • Staying home or getting tested if you feel unwell

Best hotels in Sydney for New Year's Eve

Rooms with a view are plentiful in Sydney, from waterfront stunners such as Park Hyatt to sky-high wonders such as Shangri-La. Try these winners out or check out our full list of Sydney hotels with fireworks views here.

Intercontinental Sydney, an IHG Hotel
Intercontinental Sydney, an IHG Hotel

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18 Responses

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    BjörnMarch 4, 2019

    when does the ticket sale for NYE 2020 approximately start (your empirical values)? how long does it take until the locations are sold out?
    Thanks in advance!

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      NikkiMarch 5, 2019

      Hi Björn,

      Thanks for reaching out! The exact dates hasn’t been announced yet so you can come back on our site from month to month to check if it the announcement is up! Hope this helps!


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    NAHARUDDINSeptember 3, 2018

    When can I book tickets for Sydney Opera House Gala New Year 2019?

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      JoelSeptember 4, 2018

      Hi Naharuddin,

      Thanks for leaving a question on Finder.

      You can purchase tickets for Premium, A-, B- and C-Reserve seats for both La Bohème and Opera Gala.

      Just click on the seats you’d like to purchase above and you’ll be able to complete your order.


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    MeriPNGAugust 28, 2018


    I am travelling with my daughters to see/experience Sydney NYE 2018/2019.It’s their first trip overseas. I would like to find a family friendly place with a good vantage point. We don’t mind joining the long queues just to get a good spot. Our accommodation is in Arncliffe so I guess we will need to travel in early. So any vantage point on the side of the bridge we will be staying in would be good.


      JoshuaAugust 29, 2018Finder

      Hi MeriPNG,

      Thanks for getting in touch with finder. I hope all is well with you. :)

      Since there are a lot of options for you to see or experience Sydney’s New Year’s Eve, it would be a good idea to explore our page, specifically the map you will find above as it outlines the different vantage points. Take into consideration your personal needs, preference, and budget when looking for a place to stay as well.

      I hope this helps. Should you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach us out again.

      Have a wonderful day!


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    RonaDecember 8, 2017

    I am looking to find out when/where tickets go on sale for the fireworks at Sydney harbour for new year 2018/2019? I would be buying online from the UK.

      DeeDecember 25, 2017Finder

      Hi Rona,

      Thanks for your question.

      You are already on the right page where you may check for ticket deals for the New Year’s Eve fireworks views in Sydney.
      You can click the “Get Deal” button on the page if you want to check the details of a particular deal. And yes, you may book online even if you are from the UK.


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    ScottOctober 12, 2016

    Hi, I am looking for somewhere in Sydney for NYE and wondered if there is any free areas and BYO alcohol?

      StephanieOctober 14, 2016Finder

      Hi Scott,
      Thanks for your question.
      The list of vantage points for the 2017 fireworks has not yet been released, however last year certain points such as Neilson Park, Elkington Park and Goat Island allowed for BYO drinks.
      We will update our site with confirmation of details and locations when the official listing for this year’s event comes out.
      Hope that helps,

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