Sydney New Year's Eve

Event Dates

Sydney is the New Year’s Eve Capital of the World and every year our celebrations get bigger and better, so if you’re planning on joining the 1.6 million-plus spectators it’s important to plan ahead.

If you visit for Sydney New Year’s Eve make sure you stick around: in January the city comes alive with music, art and culture for the Sydney Festival and we celebrate summer in true Sydney style.

While you’re here don’t forget to explore the city’s villages, from designer-led Surry Hills, to hip and happening Newtown, the elegant cafés in Potts Point, to the theatre district in Walsh Bay, there’s something to suit all tastes. Learn more about Sydney and its 10 villages with our pocket guide, Slices of Sydney.

Whether you’re a local or international visitor we’ve got information to help you have an amazing Sydney adventure.

Sydney accommodation

Find the right accommodation to suit you and your budget at, from backpackers hostels, to B&Bs and five-star hotels. Make sure you book early so you don’t miss out.

Out and about

Day or night your Sydney diary will be jam packed with events. See a show at the Sydney Opera House, take a swim at one of our famous beaches or a stroll in the Royal Botanic Garden, go sailing on Sydney Harbour, hold a koala at Taronga Zoo or eat at one of our world-class restaurants. There’s so much to see and do, so get ideas, information and more at


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