Two weeks 'til New Year's Eve

With only two weeks to go in 2023, it's time to plan your Sydney New Year's Eve!

Two weeks 'til New Year's Eve

Sydney is the New Year’s Eve capital of the world, with more than a million people watching from around the foreshore and another 425 million people watching across the world.

Happily, all sites are free again after the new State Government stopped the previous Government's paid ticketing system.

This means the Harbour foreshore will be busy – so it’s essential you plan your trip into the city, and come prepared with items like food, water and sun protection.

This year features:

  • A smoking ceremony at 7:30pm to welcome the world to Gadigal Land
  • Lighting effects from 8:30pm on the Sydney Harbour Bridge and its pylons.
  • A tribute to the City of Sydney’s official charity partner, the National Breast Cancer Foundation, with a special pink moment and accompanying projections on the bridge.
  • At 9pm the Calling Country fireworks – created by Indigenous social enterprise, We Are Warriors – celebrating the past, present and future of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • Around 9:10pm, the iconic Sydney Harbour Lights, featuring tall ships, commercial craft and ferries, will make a majestic passage around the harbour.

At midnight we'll celebrate the New Year with 12-minutes of fireworks from 15 different launch spots across the city and Harbour.

Again, please plan, use public transport and make sure you wear good walking shoes!