The NSW Government is reminding everyone intending on celebrating New Year’s Eve around Sydney Harbour to start planning early, with spots around the foreshore to be in hot demand after the Government removed priced tickets on state-owned sites.
The Government has removed paid tickets at Barangaroo Reserve, West Circular Quay (including First Fleet Park), Campbells Cove, Hickson Road Reserve and locations in the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney and The Domain, including Mrs Macquarie’s Point, for New Year’s Eve Sydney fireworks.
Most of these vantage points will operate on a first-come, first-served basis, with monitored capacity limits in place.
“We have the most beautiful harbour and the most beautiful city, and every person should have the opportunity to enjoy the fireworks for free,” said Acting Premier, Prue Car.
“New Year’s Eve shouldn’t be about raising revenue, it should be about families and friends getting together to celebrate and reflect on a year past and look forward to the year to come.
“Every little bit helps at this time of year – that’s why we have made it free for thousands of families to see in the New Year”
City of Sydney will once again light up the harbour with its renowned dazzling fireworks display at midnight on 31 December. The night’s schedule also features an opening smoking ceremony, harbour bridge pylon projections and the 9pm Calling Country fireworks which are presented by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists through music, dance and illustration.
“Sydney is upbeat and ready for the biggest party of the year,” said City of Sydney Lord Mayor, Clover Moore.
“More than a million people will make their way to the city and to the 49 vantage points around the harbour for Sydney’s free New Year’s Eve fireworks celebrations.
“I’d encourage revellers to get to the city early, pack food, water and sun protection and wear good walking shoes! New Year’s Eve 2023 promises to be a night to remember.”
A full list of Sydney Harbour vantage points, including ticketing information and availability, is available at the official Sydney New Year’s Eve website.