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Still Deciding On Your New Years' Eve Plans?

New Years Eve Events in Sydney

Lucky for you, we've put together a stellar list of options to choose from! From a first class evening on the harbour to free events and fireworks displays happening right across Sydney.

Inner West Sydney free events New Years Eve

Inner West Free and Non-Ticketed View Points

For those wanting a more affordable night out, the Inner West Council has recommended some fantastic free and non-ticketed viewing points for people who want to enjoy the fireworks display and celebrate the new year. Inner West Mayor Darcy Byrne said free access to the harbour is a democratic right for all Sydney-siders. 


“We welcome all locals and visitors to enjoy New Year’s Eve at our beautiful harbourside parks and don’t believe that anyone should have to pay to enjoy the best harbourside views in the world,” Byrne said. 

The best free and non-ticketed viewing areas in the Inner West include;

  • Yurulbin Park, Birchgrove

  • Birchgrove Park, Birchgrove

  • Elkington Park, Balmain

  • Mort Bay Park Balmain

  • Simmons Point, East Balmain

  • Lookes Avenue Reserve, East Balmain

  • Thornton Park, East Balmain

  • Illoura Reserve, East Balmain

The new Rozelle Parklands is under the control of Transport for NSW, they have made access to the Parklands free but ticketed, and the Balmain Peninsula will be closed to non-resident, private vehicles from 3.00pm on New Year’s Eve, however buses and ferries will run throughout the day and evening. 

Firework Displays across the Northern Beaches

This NYE is going off with a bang on the Northern Beaches with a total of 5 firework displays planned! The traditional locations of Manly, Dee Why and Frenchs Forest are scheduled for 9pm, and Bayview with displays scheduled for both 9pm and midnight.

Families are encouraged to bring their own picnic or purchase takeaway from one of the many local restaurants and enjoy the fireworks spectacular! For the safety of the public, there will be road closures in place around Dee Why and Manly, please keep this in mind when planning your travel. For more details, click here.

Location details below:

  • Frenchs Forest - Lionel Watts Reserve Blackbutts Road, Frenchs Forest (9pm)

  • Dee Why - Ted Jackson Reserve 20 The Strand Dee Why (9pm)

  • Manly - East Esplanade Manly (9pm)

  • Bayview - Winnererremey Bay Mona St Mona Vale (9pm and Midnight)

Starship on the Harbour

The end of the year is fast approaching and tickets are now on sale for the biggest New Year’s Eve event Sydney has seen in years. Dust off your dancing shoes and grab the sparkliest outfit you can find, Starship Sydney is throwing a New Year's Eve Party that you do not want to miss!


Sydney’s premier glass boat has released the ultimate NYE package, promising a celebration of unparalleled style. With three levels of sophistication and panoramic glass windows that offer uninterrupted views of the 9pm and midnight fireworks, you're in for a treat as you cruise within the exclusion zone. These front-row tickets include canapés, premium food stations, and an all-inclusive selection of free-flowing drinks, featuring Australian beers and wines. Plus, non-stop entertainment with DJs and live music across all three levels as you party the night away.


This once-in-a-lifetime New Year's Eve party experience comes with a price tag of $999 pp, the boat departs King Street Wharf at 7pm and cruises for over 5 hours before returning at 1am. Hurry, because tickets are selling out fast! Don't miss your chance to welcome the new year in style aboard Starship Sydney.


New Years Eve events on harbour in Sydney

Esteban1 Temperance Lane, Sydney

For a more wallet-friendly option, smack bang in the centre of the CBD - Esteban is having a big party! The festivities include Laneway Happy Hour from 5pm to 6pm featuring $12 cocktails and $9 tacos. There will also be live mariachi music in the laneway and restaurant dining from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. You can enjoy casual drinks and food in the laneway or find a comfortable spot in the restaurant. It's a fantastic way to kick off your New Year's Eve and get fuelled before heading to a better viewpoint to take in the iconic Sydney fireworks.

Zephyr Sky Bar

Dazzle, sparkle and ring in the New Year with a 4.5 hour beverage package, an abundance of exquisite canapés, an extravagant grazing table and delectable desserts. With live entertainment, DJs and views of the glistening Darling Harbour, you can enjoy unspoilt views of the fireworks - it’s sure to be a New Year’s Eve to remember. Tickets are $475 per person and selling out quickly!

New Years Eve events in Sydney

Dinner at Sailmaker

Farewell 2023 in style and enjoy a five-course degustation menu and signature cocktail on arrival. This Chef-curated menu features the finest Australian produce including grain-fed wagyu, ocean-to-plate Murray cod, and mouth-watering Margra lamb. Located in Darling Harbour, you'll be perfectly positioned to walk to a nearby vantage point and ring in 2024 with Sydney's midnight fireworks display. Tickets from $175 per person, Kids $87.

Sydney 2000 Super Cruiser

Ocean Deck - NYE Inclusive Dinner Experience

Prepare for a night of opulence about Captain Cook Cruise's fully air conditioned super-cruiser, the Sydney 2000, whilst taking in the best fireworks display in the world. Enjoy bottomless French Champagne plus the Cellarmans' selection of premium beverages, then indulge on a 4-course Dinner menu, including Midnight Supper! There will be live music on board and water level dining seating! Tickets are $1,090 and a minimum of 2 passengers required per booking. If you are looking to treat yourself and get front row seats for the fireworks, this one's for you!


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