Every year Sydney’s New Year’s Eve celebrations reaches a global audience of more than one billion people, but this year there will be a shorter version of Sydney’s New Year Eve fireworks display.
To keep everyone safe, the NSW government will allow up to 3,000 people to gather outside for New Year’s Eve. Anyone visiting Sydney’s CBD and North Sydney will have to carry a pass as the government eases restrictions for the festive season. To help keep New Year’s Eve celebrations COVID safe, special zones will be set up for Circular Quay, North Sydney and the City. There will be a Green Zone and a Yellow Zone. The zones will be in effect from 5pm on Thursday 31 December. Please view the map of the designated Green and Yellow Zones.
This year, the New Year’s Eve concert will be aired, and Sydney City will be tightly controlled to maintain COVID safe measures. This year, for the state’s frontline workers, the harbour side area will be reserved for them to view the fireworks. Click here to view the information for the general public arrangements for celebrating New Year’s Eve 2020 around Circular Quay, North Sydney and the city.
Parking in Sydney
If you’re driving on New Year’s Eve to see the spectacular Sydney Fireworks, please note that there are many parking restrictions and major road closures around Sydney CBD. If you’d like to park in Sydney CBD with DIVVY, we recommend leaving your car overnight, ready to collect the following day when the closures are complete.
Please note the following DIVVY car parks will be closed:
- 56 Pitt Street
- Sir Stamford Hotel
- Intercontinental Hotel Sydney
Sydney NYE – Road closures
- From 2 pm: Roads in Circular Quay and The Rocks including sections of George St, Hickson Rd, Young St, Phillip St and Macquarie St will be closed. Access to Macquarie St will be kept for residents and hotel guests until 5 pm.
- From 3 pm: Olympic Dr in Milsons Point, Kirribilli will be closed.
- From 4 pm: Roads in The Rocks including sections of Cumberland St, Harrington St, Gloucester St and Argyle St will be closed.
- From 5 pm: The Cahill Expressway and roads in Circular Quay including Pitt St, Alfred St and Loftus St will be closed.
- From 7 pm: In the city sections of Grosvenor St, Bridge St, Macquarie St and College St will be closed. In North Sydney, Kirribilli and Milsons Point various roads will be closed.
- From 10 pm: The roads around Wynyard including sections of York St, Clarence St, King St, Margaret St, Erskine St and other nearby streets will be closed.
- From 11 pm: Sydney Harbour Bridge will be closed in both directions. And the eastbound lanes of the Anzac Bridge will also be closed.
Please note some roads in local council areas will also be closed. For the full list of road closures and map visit livetraffic.com.
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