Sydney's NYE celebrations are world famous, and for good reason. The harbourside city's official fireworks take place at 9pm and midnight. The opening of the 2019 Sydney New Year’s Eve celebrations will include a Welcome to Country and a smoking ceremony. As well as the stunning midnight display, you can also expect a sunset tug boat water show, glowing projections on the Harbour Bridge pylons, and a cenermony honouring the Aboriginal Dreaming through live performance. 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.