New Years Eve 2022

NYE Tickets Booked Out - Join the waitlist 

This year Council has resolved to have three free ticketed vantage points for NYE. All three areas are booked out but you can join a waitlist below:

Gates will open at 5pm into the ticketed areas and no pass outs will be permitted ie you will not be able to leave after the 9pm fireworks and re-enter for the 12pm fireworks.

For other NYE event information and details on where to watch the fireworks, please visit 


Resident Information

Road Closures and Special Event Clearways

The parks and roads within the ticketed vantage point areas will be closed between 7pm and 9pm on Friday 30 December in order to prepare the necessary infrastructure. The roads within each site include:

  • Lavender Bay Parklands from 7pm:
    - Lavender Crescent
  • Bradfield Park & Mary Booth Reserve from 8pm:
    - Olympic Drive
    - Broughton Street (below Fitzroy Street)
    - Pitt Street and Kirribilli Avenue (between Jeffery and Broughton Streets)
  • Blues Point from 9pm:
    - Blues Point Road (below Warung Street)
    - Henry Lawson Avenue 

Streets surrounding the three ticketed vantage points above will close between 3pm to 5pm on 31 December. Detailed information about road closures and special event clearways will be updated on this page as soon as the information is available.  

Other Road Closure and Special Event Clearway information

Road closures and special event clearways are subject to change. Please check for up-to-date information on special event clearways and road closures in the North Sydney local government area. NSW Police will implement road closures and will close road and footpath access to the area when the parks and reserves are at capacity or at any time for pedestrian safety.

You must not stop or park on a length of road to which a special event clearway sign applies. The drivers of public buses, taxis and private hire vehicles are permitted to stop when dropping or picking up passengers. If your vehicle is left on a clearway, it will be towed to a nearby street and you will be fined. If your vehicle has been towed, please call 132 701.

Special event clearways are strict no-parking zones, and apply even to residents with local parking permits or Mobility Scheme Permit holders. Please check the list of special event clearways on and always check signage before you park. 

Visit for up-to-date information.


Other Resident Information

Residents living within a vantage point area will have vehicular access, with valid photo ID, until 3pm on Saturday 31 December and pedestrian access at all times with valid photo ID. If you live within one of these areas, please take ID with you, even for short trips to the shops or to walk your dog.

Other roads surrounding the vantage point will close progressively from 3pm which will give foreshore residents later vehicle access than in previous years. 


Resident brochures will be delivered prior to Christmas to residents living in foreshore areas. 


Alcohol restrictions

Alcohol free zone

A number of streets in the North Sydney local government area will be alcohol free zones on NYE. This means unopened alcohol may be carried on the street to private property, but cannot be opened or consumed on the street. NSW Police will be enforcing these restrictions.

Alcohol prohibited areas

All foreshore parks and reserves will be alcohol prohibited. This means no alcohol can be taken into or consumed in these areas. NSW Police will be enforcing these restrictions. 

View the Alcohol Prohibited Areas and Alcohol Free Zones that are enforce for NYE (686KB)


Safety Information

Be safe this New Years Eve. Ensure balconies and building lifts are not overloaded and children are supervised at all times.

Pets can be very sensitive to the noise of fireworks and may panic. If you have pets, make sure you take special precautions during the fireworks display.


Posted on 9 November 2022

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