New Year’s Eve Sydney

New Year's Eve Sydney Fireworks
NYE Fireworks in Sydney

New Year’s Eve Sydney is a must do, must see, must be there event. Importantly, it should be one of those bucket list items! Get ready to celebrate NYE 2020 and welcome in 2021. With the canvas of the waters of the Sydney Harbour and all its magnificent surrounds the Sydney NYE is recognised as one of the very special New Year’s Eve events world wide. And we say Sydney New Year is one of the Eight NYE Wonders of the World.

Sydney attracts so many international visitors to Australia for the 31st December fireworks spectacular that the Sydney City Council has a whole department specialising on the event. It’s a tourism bonanza for the commerce of Sydney! There is good reason for that Sydney windfall. Because it has been crafted into one of the best NYE Fireworks display in the world. Part of that reason is because the fireworks and public entertainment are held over and around Sydney Harbour and there are so many public viewing points. Whether you are up high, or in a boat on the Harbour or watching from one of the many restaurants and clubs overlooking the Harbour, you should be able to view the midnight fireworks. And you have to make sure you see the ships parade in the Harbour of Lights.

You have to go to Sydney New Year’s Eve. Now the question becomes, “Where to go for NYE?”. We believe the major target market demographic for the New Year’s Eve experience is a little different than that of other Australian NYE hot spots. All this entertainment that is put on by the City and is in the centre of everything, targets those aged from 8 to 100.  As an example we have found simply there will be more family focused NYE package offers. Also, there will be more spectacular NYE dining and NYE cruise opportunities than other cities. And generally if they are situated on the Harbour then the viewing will be a spectacle.

New Year’s Eve Sydney Events, Parties & Cruises

If you are looking for things to do on New Years Eve in Sydney and have questions like “What is there to do in Sydney for New Year’s Eve?”. These great fun celebration ideas can help. With ideas on what to do for Sydney’s New Years Eve celebrations that includes restaurant packages, parties, cruises, dancing and some with a mixture of all. Hopefully, there is something for everyone to see in the new year.

The Best NYE Sydney Celebration Things to Do

Getting out and about on a Sydney Harbour Cruise, dine at a Restaurant or Party at a Hotel for NYE will be sensational. The atmosphere will be enormous. These fabulous NYE ideas are here to help get the best from your end of year celebration.

  • Expected Release: December 2020

    NYE Darling Harbour Party

    Sydney New Year's Eve at Cargo is a great place to party and celebrate the new year.  A staple of the Harbour NYE scene.  It's a great party venue. Always has all inclusive packages and GA tickets.  Party in style with a VIP packages and step it up this New Year's Eve and Welcome the new year right on the Harbour at Cargo.

    NYE Concierge Notes:   Sells out and great Sydney waterfront location. A great NYE party crew that will cater for groups. So get your NYE crew of friends together and book in a group package.  Can't wait for this venue's NYE offering.


    Options may include

    • Early bird
    • Group options
    • VIP options
  • New Year's Eve at Campbell Stores Sydney

    Campbell Stores

    The Rocks | 1300 117 118

    Expected Release: December 2020

    New Year's Eve Sydney

    Experience New Year's Eve 2020 with iconic Sydney views at the exceptional Campbell Stores. Usually offering a choice  between a New Year's Eve Banquet or New Year's Eve Cocktail Party. The New Year's Eve Banquet comprises a multi course banquet.  Celebrate all night with a premium drinks package & DJ entertainment all from the Ground Floor Terrace. You'll be mesmerised by the fantastic fireworks view. Their New Year's Eve Cocktail party takes you to 2nd floor where you'll be treated to gourmet canapes,  premium drinks and DJ entertainment with spectacular fireworks view to welcome in 2021.

    NYE Concierge Note: Spectacular Venue right in the heart of the NYE action with iconic views of Sydney NYE Fireworks.


    Options May Include:

    • Cocktail Party
    • NYE Dining
  • NYE in the Park Sydney

    NYE in the Park Sydney

    Sydney | 02 9280 0557

    Expected Release: December 2020

    NYE in the Park 2020

    Spend your New Year's Eve outside the hustle of the Sydney CBD at Sydney's most anticipated NYE festival. Enjoy a stellar line up of great artists. Soak in the excellent outdoor location in Sydney's Victoria Park. The festival will be packed with great food and drink options plus  usually has offerings that include VIP options and exclusive experiences. And if all this wasn't enough NYE in the Park are put on their own fireworks show at midnight!

    NYE Concierge Notes: Awesome vibe on this fun Sydney NYE 2020 event to see in 2021 with a fun celebration. Grab your friends and be quick when details arrive!


    Options May Include:

    • General Admission
    • VIP Packages
    • Exclusive Areas
  • New Year's Eve at Bungalow 8 & the Loft

    Bungalow 8 & The Loft

    Darling Harbour | 02 8322 2006

    Expected Release: December 2020

    NYE Sydney Party

    It's always a Sydney New Year's Eve not to be missed at Bungalow 8.  The venue will normally get a headline DJ to bring in the new year in style.   And with Bungalow you know everyone is treated with various premium packages to make the most of the final evening of the year.  Have a spectacular New Year's Eve down by the Sydney Waterfront at Bungalow 8.

    NYE Concierge Notes:   Always one of the popular large Sydney NYE dance party events.  Can't wait for this years announcements. And includes awesome Sydney fireworks & waterfront views. This is an indoor & outdoor event.


    Options may include

    • Early bird
    • Group options
    • Private booths
    • VIP options
  • New Year's Eve Dining on Sydney Harbour at City Extra Circular Quay

    Expected Release: December 2020

    Sydney New Years Eve Dining

    City Extra provides fabulous NYE dining and entertainment for the New Year’s Eve spectacular.  City Extra is located at Circular Quay and has a sensational Harbour side view looking at the Harbour Bridge.  Normally the City Extra NYE party lasts from 7pm until 1am being 6 hours to take in the City Extra NYE experience. Welcome in the new year with a three course dining experience with drinks to match.

    NYE Concierge Notes: Great party location for the Sydney NYE fireworks. In fact a great location for the atmosphere of the whole spectacular New Year's Eve event.  Family friendly with kids welcome too!  Sells out so be quick.


    Options may include

    • Dining and Party

Fabulous Sydney New Year’s Eve Ideas

If you are wanting to see the Sydney NYE fireworks and views are important then always ask before booking tickets.  Have a very happy NYE!

  • Beer Deluxe King St Wharf

    Sydney | 02 8322 2020

    Expected Release: December 2020

    NYE Froth Fest

    Beer Deluxe King St Wharf is a fantastic New Year's Eve venue right in the heart of the Sydney New Year's Eve action. If you're a lover of craft beer this is the venue for you with an extensive selection of craft beers on tap. For New Year's Eve you should think Craft Beer, Pop Up Food Stalls in the Beer Garden and LIVE music.


    Options may include:

    • Free Entry
    • Reserved Tables
  • All Hands Brewing House NYE Sydney

    All Hands Brewing House

    Darling Harbour | 02 8270 7901

    Expected Release: December 2020

    Sydney NYE Dining

    Bring in the New Year on the shores of Darling Harbour at the family friendly All Hands Brewhouse. Settle into the huge beer garden and enjoy a fantastic view of the Sydney New Year's Eve fireworks or sample the great food on offer in the restaurant with bookings for lunch and dinner on the 31st December most welcome.

    NYE Concierge Notes:   Great location on Darling Harbour in the past has offered free entry. Indoor & Outdoor Event.  And book the family into this one


    Options may include

    • Restaurant Dining

Great Party Ideas for Sydney’s New Years

Do you need accommodation at all?  Make sure you check if your venue has rooms or has a preferred accommodation provider.

  • Expected Release: December 2020

    ‘Creating Memories’ New Year's Eve

    Create memories this New Year's Eve at 6Head. Enjoy a front row seat of the Sydney New Year's Eve celebration from a world class location in Campbell’s Cove. Expect an indulgent NYE cocktail party experience to await you with exquisite roaming canapes and a deluxe beverage service. Plus spectacular LIVE entertainment  and of course spectacular views of the fireworks.


    Options May Include:

    • All Inclusive Food and Drinks
    • VIP Booths
  • New Year's Eve Cocktail Party at the Sydney Boulevard Hotel

    The Sydney Boulevard Hotel

    Sydney | 02 9383 7202

    Expected Release: December 2020

    New Year's Eve Cocktail Party

    Celebrate New Year's Eve Sydney with spectacular views at Twenty Five. Great inclusive packages that includes live NYE entertainment, a scrumptious cocktail canapés. All that is complemented by a standard beverage package . Simply stunning views over Sydney and a great atmosphere to see out the year and bring in the new year. There is accommodation at this venue that you can take advantage of in a package. Just ask the friendly staff.

    NYE Concierge Tips: Great view of the Sydney celebrations from 25 floors up. Great staff and can cater for families.  Be quick for a fabulous New Year's Eve 2020!


    Options May Include:

    • All Inclusive Packages
    • Family Friendly
  • A Roaring Twenties New Year's Eve at the Sir Stamford Sydney

    Sir Stamford Sydney

    Circular Quay | 02 8274 5462

    Expected Release: December 2020

    Sydney New Year's Eve

    Enjoy an exquisite evening and countdown to the New Year of 2021 at the Sydney Sir Stamford, Circular Quay!  Celebrate in sophisticated style with a themed party.  Experience awesome Sydney NYE fireworks views at 9pm and midnight and be treated to a beverage package with LIVE entertainment.  You'll be delighted by our pop up food stalls.

    NYE Concierge Tips: Spectacular location in Sydney's Iconic Circular Quay, right in the heart of the Sydney NYE celebrations. Get in quick to see out 2020 in style.


    Options May Include:

    • All Inclusive Packages
    • NYE Accommodation

More Things to Do for Sydney New Year’s Eve

One trick to Sydney is that it is going to be busy on NYE, so plan to stay near the event where you are celebrating as travelling to and from could spoil all the fireworks fun.

  • Sydney Harbour Escapes New Years

    Sydney Harbour Escapes

    Sydney Harbour | 02 9328 4748

    Expected Release: December 2020

    New Year’s Eve Fireworks Cruise 2020

    Looking for that perfect New Year’s Eve Sydney Fireworks Cruise? Sydney Harbour Escapes can help you see in the new year with varied NYE options for chartering for your own private party. They have over 60 New Year’s Eve boats to choose from. They also cater for smaller groups and individuals with ticket packages. Tall ships, sailing yachts, motor cruisers, catamarans and luxury super yachts to name a few of the many options. And if you are quick make sure you ask about getting in the Harbour of Light Parade.

    NYE Concierge Notes: Sydney Harbour Escapes have great customer service.  They also have a huge offering of celebration options on the water for the New Year's Eve Fireworks Cruises in Sydney.


    Option May Include:

    • Ticketed Cruises
    • Charters
  • Sail Australia Sydney NYE

    Sail Australia

    Sydney Harbour | 0418 768 906

    Expected Release: December 2020

    Sydney New Year's Eve Fireworks Cruises

    Enjoy the New Year's Eve 2020 Sydney festivities with a cruise on Sydney Harbour. Sail Australia has a huge variety of boats, launches and ships available with varying inclusive packages to suit any budget. Groups on NYE are a speciality for Sail Australia. So make contact to discuss your Sydney New Year's Eve Fireworks Cruise experience for this 31st December. And see in 2021 in style!

    NYE Concierge Notes: Great service and many Sydney NYE boating options.


    Options May Include:

    • Ticketed Cruises

So there is New Year’s Parties targeting 18 to 28 year old’s but there are also be a more diverse range for everyone else. Restaurants, parties at hotels and clubs and pubs, and cruises options. Hence a fabulous array of New Year’s Eve Sydney 2020 events for all to see in the new year of 2021 in style.

Sydney’s NYE Fireworks

New Years Eve Sydney PartyThere are three major Sydney light displays that you need to see. So making sure your timing is scheduled and that you have your seat sorted and drink in hand! It’s all going to be very spectacular and Sydney is ready!

At 9pm is the New Year’s Eve family fireworks display. This lasts about 8 to 10 minutes and will have the young and old ones going wow! Then straight after that is the Parade of Lights where boats are like a cavalcade of floats under the Bridge with spectacular illuminating lights. If you are on the right boat you too can be party of NYE Harbour style!

Then at midnight on the last day of the year, being 31st December, Australia’s great city sees out the old year and welcomes in the new one with around 12 minutes of incredible and spectacular fireworks pyrotechnics. These fireworks have all the crowd dazzling with smiles and surprise. That is of course if you are watching and not having a quick kiss to see out the year! Happy New Year!

Do you need to party on or recover on New Year’s Day

Tell us about your New Year's Eve Sydney eventAfter NYE is over the next day is the first of January 2021. Yes that is New Year’s Day! You may need to recover after a spectacular New Year’s Eve Harbour City style. Or it may be that you and your friends may wish to continue to celebrate. We have ideas on and off the water. For all the good oil on recovery or action for the 1st January check out what’s on New Year’s Day Sydney.

We had so many options for things to do at Sydney's New Years Eve. We decided on a NYE Cruise on Sydney Harbour and our family had a marvelous time. Thank you Sydney.

Siddesh Chelsea

New Year's Eve Sydney Party and Dining Events Guide
Sydney New Year's Eve, Sydney Harbour,Sydney,New South Wales-2000
Starting on
December 31, 2020
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December 31, 2020
The Sydney New Year's Eve fireworks light up Sydney Harbour and surrounds. Our NYE Sydney guide provides ideas for NYE party and event celebrations on and around Sydney Harbour. Make the most of this world class NYE event.