New Year's Eve at Barangaroo Reserve
New Year's Eve at Barangaroo Reserve
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New Year's Eve at Barangaroo Reserve


Sunday 31st December, 2023


Hickson Rd, Barangaroo NSW 2000

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Celebrate NYE on Barangaroo Reserve.

We look forward to welcoming the New Year with you at Barangaroo Reserve.

We're delighted that this year will be FREE and non-ticketed for everybody and is the ideal spot for families, friends and couples to enjoy panoramic views of the fireworks and western face of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

No special spots or reservations, it's first-come, first-served. We'll make sure it's safe with capacity limits. Once a spot's full, it's closed, so come early! No pass outs. 

Looking for more options to celebrate NYE? Visit Darling Harbour and The Rocks.

Important information

Make sure to arrive early and together in your group. Please review the terms and conditions and prohibited items before you arrive.

Key timings
  • Gates open: From 12 noon
  • Accessible Viewing Area opens (registered patrons only): From 12 noon
  • Calling Country Fireworks: 9pm (8 min)
  • Midnight Fireworks: Midnight (12 min)
Top tips for your evening
  • Arrive early and in your group 
  • Prepare for all weather, pack jumpers, raincoat, hats, and sunscreen
  • Pack a picnic
  • Bring some small family games
  • Take public transport
  • Check out our 'What to pack for NYE' list here
Eat & Drink

There will be food trucks and a pop-up bar within Barangaroo Reserve. Please note, no BYO alcohol to be brought in. Onsite food trucks include:

  • Hi Chef  - Vietnamese cuisine
  • Istanbul Gozleme
  • Joe's icecream and coffee  cart
  • Waffle Popz - Waffle, donuts, churros and coffee

Spend quality time with family and friends while you wait for the fireworks with some fun garden games available on the day.  We encourage you to bring along some fun games like card games, portable gaming devices and travel size board games. Please note, no ball games are allowed. 

Frequently Asked Questions

No glass, no camping, no sunshades, no pass-outs, no pets and no busking. Also, no chairs, umbrellas, tents, structures will be permitted.

There will be no pass-outs. This means re-entry is not guaranteed to those who leave vantage points. Food trucks and free water will be accessible inside the Reserve. Please review the terms and conditions and prohibited items before you arrive.

Patrons with accessibility needs will have a dedicated viewing area. Tickets allocation has now reached capacity, please email to be added to our waitlist or discuss alternatives. You can find out more about the accessibility of Barangaroo Reserve here.

For this year’s celebrations, previously ticketed vantage points will now be free and non-ticketed.

Entry into Barangaroo Reserve will be subject to capacity and will operate on a first-come, first-served basis. Police and event organisers may close the vantage area at any time for public safety. Once closed it is unlikely that vantage points may re-open for additional crowds.

Capacity of the event is limited to 10,500 based on our crowd calculations. The Reserve will be busy however there is space for a safe and enjoyable evening. There is no reserved seating so it is recommended to arrive early to secure your place, as the best picnic spots will fill quickly.

Gates open at 12pm through The Cutaway. Access to The Cutaway is via Wulugul Walk entering from Barangaroo South. No other entrances to Barangaroo Reserve will be open. Please keep in mind that although some of the queuing area is undercover, there are areas which are exposed to the weather, so be prepared for sunny, windy or wet weather.

In the interest of public safety, these items are not permitted at the event and will be surrendered at entry.



Glassware or breakable containers


Pets - Assistance Dogs permitted


Tarps, tents or shade structures


Barbecues or cooking equipment


Tables, milk crates or chairs


Balls, frisbees, rollerblades, kites, bicycles, scooters, skateboards or drones


Knives (other than standard picnic cutlery)


Offensive weapons including large knives, laser pointers, potential missiles


Fireworks, sparklers, candles or balloons


Camera tripods


Large umbrellas over 50 cm in length


Illicit substances


Beach trolleys


Hard eskies or any soft esky larger than 20L capacity



No. Cloaking services and/or lockers are not available. 

We will accommodate the ability to retrieve your items at the conclusion of the event, however we ask that you please check prohibited items list prior to attending the event and avoid bringing those items.

No. This is a licensed event. Alcohol is available for purchase.

There will be signage regarding current regulations and conditions at the bar areas. Accepted ID is a valid Passport, Adult Proof of Age Photo Card or Australian / International Driver’s Licence.



Yes, but to meet licensing restrictions only unopened, sealed non-alcoholic drinks are permitted. As a result, thermoses or other unsealed drinks are not permitted. Refillable water bottles are permitted but must be empty upon arrival. Water fountains are available across Barangaroo Reserve to fill these once you have entered.

Only soft eskies will be permitted, up to 20L capacity. See prohibited items chart on website to confirm which eskies are accepted onsite.

There is no ice available onsite.

Yes, picnic and BYO food is permitted. Please ensure all non-alcoholic beverages are sealed and unopened.

Yes. Food trucks will be available on the night.

Yes. There will be road closures commencing from 2pm on New Year's Eve as large crowds are expected. If you travel into the city, plan your trip and arrive early. 

Live updates

Follow @BusesInfo@TrainsInfo and @FerriesInfo on Twitter for up-to-the-minute information and stay connected with a real-time transport app. For real-time updates on road closures and traffic, follow @LiveTrafficSyd or check Live

Visit Transport Info  for details on services.

Due to extensive road closures and high pedestrian traffic in the city, public transport is the easiest option to get to the event. There are additional trains, bus and ferry services available and transport hubs are within easy reach of this site. You can find out more via our Getting here page

  • Train: Wynyard station is about a 10-minute walk away along Wulugul Walk accessible via Wynyard Walk
  • Bus: Routes 252, 254, 261, 288, 290 and 292 serve King Street Wharf. Find information on buses here.
  • Please note that Wilson Parking at Barangaroo is closed on New Year's Eve

It is recommended that you check your transport details at or by calling 131 500 before travelling. 

No chairs, umbrellas, tents, structures will be permitted.



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