Parking in Sydney for New Year’s Eve 2020

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

Contact us 

For customer help and support, you can live chat from 8am-6pm AEST or call us on 1300 030 317. 


Hourly car parking – affordable, convenient and easy

In a city like Sydney, the easiest way to get around is often in your own car. But where to park? Find out how DIVVY’s hourly parking makes parking in Sydney so simple.

It’s affordable

Some car parking operators charge a premium for hourly parking, especially in areas of high demand like the Sydney CBD. DIVVY is different. Our weekday Sydney city parking starts from $5 an hour, and weekend and evening rates are even lower. It’s almost certainly cheaper than a taxi or a ride share, and you might even find that DIVVY’s hourly parking is cheaper than taking public transport.

It’s quick

Pre-book your hourly parking on the DIVVY app or website before you leave home, and you’re good to go. No more time wasted driving the streets looking for a park. The booking process itself is super quick and easy too.

It’s convenient

Use the DIVVY website or app to book a park where you need it, when you need it. It’s that simple. Only book the amount of time you need – no need to pay for a whole day if you’re only staying an hour. Your receipt is automatically emailed to you, giving you an easy-to-find record of your parking if you want to claim reimbursement from your employer or for use at tax time.

It’s secure

DIVVY car parks are well-lit, monitored and secure. No more worrying about your car left parked on the street, or fumbling for your keys in the dark.

It’s contactless

When you pre-book your hourly parking with DIVVY, you’re securing yourself a cashless, contactless parking space. DIVVY’s unique QR code technology means no ticket machines.

Why list car parking spaces with DIVVY?

Maybe your business has more car spaces on its lease than it needs, or perhaps your car spaces are going temporarily unused whilst your employees work remotely. Businesses can list their unused parking spaces on DIVVY Marketplace for booking by the public. Every parking space booked returns revenue to your business.

DIVVY markets to a database of 80,000 parking customers, saving businesses from having to invest in marketing of their own to fill parking spaces. Businesses have the option to exercise discretion around who can access listed spaces, thereby eliminating any security concerns. Support is available to all parkers and businesses 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year via phone, live chat and email, and DIVVY customer support staff can solve problems on the ground with their ability to operate boom gates and roller doors.

To find out more about listing your parking spaces with DIVVY, contact