Sydney New Year’s Eve
Live Stream Sydney New Year's Eve 2017
More than a million people will be making their way into the city and surrounds to grab a prime position for the celebrations. A little organisation can go a long way for a night to remember.
6.00pm Pre-show entertainment
Prepare to be thrilled as flying ace Matt Hall masterminds an aerial display just for NYE. At 6.50pm, a tug boat takes centre stage at Sydney Harbour with a stunning water display, before Matt Hall’s return at 8pm.
8.38pm Welcome to Country
The theme for this year’s ceremony is Walking on Country. The welcome reflects our respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, their heritage and living culture. Eucalyptus smoke is released over the water, cleansing Sydney Harbour of any bad spirits. Flares are released and spectacular images on the pylons celebrate Eora country.
9.00pm Family fireworks display
The first fireworks allow our littlest spectators, who may nod off a little earlier, the chance to see a fantastic display. The 8 minute display includes fireworks released from 4 barges and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The display is choreographed to the soundtrack for children on 2Day FM.
9.15pm Harbour of Light Parade
Sydney Harbour is illuminated with ships gliding across the water, enchanting spectators of all ages. Each vessel is decorated with cool white ropelight, dazzling the crowds and adding to the unique choreography as they dance in the harbour.
Midnight: Fireworks display
At the stroke of midnight, we celebrate the start of the new year in spectacular fashion. The 12 minute display features a huge range of pyrotechnic effects from 7 barges in the harbour and firing points from across the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House.