The New Year’s Eve capital of the world. Enjoyed by over 1 billion people across the globe.
Sydney celebrates New Year’s Eve in style with one of the largest, most technologically advanced fireworks displays in the world.
More than 1 million spectators view the celebrations along the Sydney Harbour foreshore, and the event reaches a global audience of more than 1 billion.
The stunning Sydney Harbour, famous Sydney Harbour Bridge and glorious Sydney Opera House will take centre stage for 2 spectacular firework displays: the family fireworks at 9pm, and the main event at midnight.
Australia’s First Peoples are recognised with special Sydney Harbour Bridge lighting effects and harbour smoking ceremony as part of the Welcome to Country.
Pre-Show Entertainment: Prepare to be thrilled as the flying ace masterminds an aerial display just for NYE. At 6.50pm, a tug boat takes centre stage in Sydney Harbour with a stunning water display followed by an encore aerial performance at 8pm.
Welcome to Country: The ceremony reflects the respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, their heritage and living cultures. During the 5 minute ceremony, eucalyptus smoke is released over the water, cleansing Sydney Harbour of any bad spirits. Flares are released and spectacular images on the pylons celebrate Eora country.
Family fireworks: The first fireworks allow the littlest spectators, who may nod off a little earlier, the chance to see a fantastic display. The 8 minute display includes fireworks released from 4 barges and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Includes the winning entry from the ABC’s Design Your Own Firework competition. Tune in to the synchronised simulcast on KIIS 106.5 FM.
Harbour of light parade: Sydney Harbour is illuminated with ships gliding across the water, enchanting spectators of all ages. Each vessel is decorated with cool white ropelight, dazzling the crowds and adding to the unique choreography as they dance in the harbour.
Midnight fireworks: At the stroke of midnight, we celebrate the start of the new year in spectacular fashion. The 12 minute display features a huge range of pyrotechnic effects launched from firing points on the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House and 7 barges in the harbour. Tune in to the synchronised simulcast on KIIS 106.5 FM.