The Sydney Opera House is a popular vantage point for Sydney’s New Year’s Eve fireworks. As large crowds are expected, a dedicated accessible viewing area is available at the Opera House for registered guests.
- Accessible toilets
- Security and first aid onsite
- No BYO alcohol
- Food and drink available
- No seating. Small fold-up chairs permitted
- No shade. Wear a hat and protective clothing
- No sunshades. Personal umbrellas (no more than 125cm in diameter) permitted
- Moderate gradients to the site. Steep incline on Macquarie Street
Accessible patrons may enter from 7:30am when the Opera House site opens to the public. From 10am, entry is from the corner of Macquarie and Albert Streets.
The designated accessible viewing area is 600 metres downhill from the entry.
Registration is essential.
Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis from 9am on Monday 2 September until the area reaches capacity. Bookings are for a maximum of four people (you and three companions).
Once registered, you will be contacted to advise your access needs. If successful, the booking will then be confirmed. A waitlist will be maintained for those who are unsuccessful in case of any cancellations.
To register, call 02 9250 7777 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public transport is the best way to get around on New Year’s Eve. Driving is not recommended.
Macquarie Street will be closed to traffic from 10am on Tuesday 31 December until 4am on New Year’s Day. There will be no access to the Sydney Opera House Wilson Carpark during the road closure.
Circular Quay station is 260 metres from the Macquarie Street gate. Trains will not stop at Circular Quay after 5pm on Tuesday 31 December. The station will reopen at 1am on Wednesday 1 January.
For those who require mobility assistance, an accessible buggy transport service will be provided between the Sydney Opera House site and a vehicle pick-up and drop-off location at the intersection of Macquarie Street and Bent Street from 3pm on Tuesday 31 December, and post-event from 1am.
View the access map for travel from St James and Martin Place to east Circular Quay and Sydney Opera House. For up-to-date citywide transport information, visit www.transportnsw.info.