Sydney's NYE celebrations are world famous, and for good reason. Sydney’s official fireworks ceremonies take place at 9pm and midnight. This year’s official opening of the 2018 Sydney New Year’s Eve celebrations will include a Welcome to Country, with special effects displayed on Sydney Harbour Bridge to represent Aboriginal culture, as well as a smoking ceremony. The design of the display will aim to reflect Sydney's diverse cultural landscape, our social progress and the energetic and ever evolving pulse of the city.
Where to celebrate
New Year's Eve parties in Sydney
Sydney's New Year's Eve fireworks are world famous, so why wouldn't you want to get the best spot to see all the action on the harbour? We've picked out the best events taking place on New Year's Eve in Sydney – including fancy ticketed dos and more affordable picnics in the park. If you've got the energy to kick on, we've got New Year's Day parties for you too. Adios, 2016! You've been one hell of a year.