NYE Fireworks in Sydney Suburbs and NSW Coast

Sydney suburbs NYE Fireworks shows seem to change every year. Most are council run and determined by pesky things like budgets. We will update the details for 2023 events as they are released, but in the meantime you could start checking these locations for ideas. Don’t assume that your favourite spots will happen in 2024. Make sure you check the latest details in the links below before you head out.

Celebrating New Year in Sydney outside the CBD is the best option if crowds are not your thing, if you have small children or if you have seen the harbour NYE fireworks before.

Check out all the city NYE options if you to view the main harbour show from a vantage point outside the CBD. If it’s already the end of December and really want to see the harbour show, these last-minute ideas might help.

Sydney NYE Fireworks in the East

Coogee Sparkles

Randwick Council are known for putting on a great show on Coogee Beach. Make a day of it with a swim, sunset picnic and 9pm fireworks show. The fireworks are let off from Dunningham Reserve at the North of Coogee Beach. You can get a top view from Clovelly to the north or Trenerry Reserve at the south end of Coogee Beach.

Viewing points include:

  • Goldstein Reserve, Coogee
  • Coogee Beach
  • Grant Reserve & Trenerry Reserve
  • Clovelly Beach car park
  • Burrows Park headland

If you want to keep on partying, there are several nearby bars or you could even take a bus into the city for the main midnight show if you have tickets.

Entertainment will begin in the mid afternoon with bubble shows and stilt walkers and roving musicians start at 2pm and will continue until 8.30pm. The fireworks begin at 9pm and will run for approx 20 minutes.

Where: Coogee Beachfront
When: 9pm – get there early for a good spot. Lots of nearby restaurants and shops for dinner or supplies.

Have you considered a NYE cruise or restaurant package?


NYE Fireworks on the Northern Beaches

Northern Beaches Council will offer several fireworks shows in 2023.

Dee Why Beach

A 10 minute 9pm Family Fireworks show. This is an alcohol-free event and perfect for a summer picnic dinner and a swim.

Cost: Free
Where: The Strand and Ted Jackson Reserve, Dee Why
When: 9pm

Manly NYE Fireworks

Held in Manly Cove and presented by local businesses with the support of the council. Pack a picnic or make a reservation quick smart at one of the nearby restaurants in Manly.

Cost: Free
Where: Manly Cove, East and West Esplanade Reserves.
When: 9pm

Lionel Watts Reserve Frenchs Forest

These fireworks are set up in Frenchs Forest Showground and can be seen from Lionel Watts Reserve. This family friendly event is alcohol free.

Cost: Free
Where: Lionel Watts Reserve and Frenchs Forest Showground.
When: 9pm


The Bayview fireworks are presented by local businesses with support from Council.

Cost: Free
Where: Rowland Reserve, Bayview
When: 9pm and midnight

The Newport Arms Hotel

It’s a long way to the city fireworks from the Northern Beaches and the Newport Arms huge beer garden party is a good reason to reconsider the journey to the big smoke. 

NYE at the Newport is an over 18’s event with 2 fireworks shows (9pm and midnight). Apparently, the beer garden here is the biggest in the country, not sure if that is true, but it’s certainly big. It’s also the prettiest one I have ever visited.

With an outdoor dance floor and 5+ hours of music, this is an excellent option for those living north who want to party the year away. They are also offering free transport home (in the area).

Cost: $25 cover charge after 6pm – Kids not permitted after the 9pm fireworks show.
Where: Newport Arms Hotel, 2 Kalinya Street, Newport
When: 6pm-2am – Fireworks 9pm and Midnight

Fireworks in Western Sydney

NYE Fireworks at Warwick Farm

Liverpool City Council is excited to bring back its spectacular New Year’s Eve celebration for an unforgettable night. The celebration will feature an array of attractions, including carnival rides, live performances, and stunning fireworks.

Cost: Free
Where: Warwick Farm Racecourse
When: 5pm-10pm

Koshigaya Park, Campbelltown

Bring your picnic rug and chairs to enjoy a fantastic New Year’s Eve celebration with a great lineup of bands, carnival rides, free face painting, showbags, and delicious food stalls. Don’t miss the spectacular fireworks display at 9 pm and midnight!

This event offers fun for families and a carnival atmosphere for friends. Entry is free, but there are charges for rides and food.

Because of its popularity, consider using public transport to get there. Parking is available at Campbelltown Mall and CBD carparks, but spaces are limited. Please note, this is a drug and alcohol-free event.

Cost: Entry is free
Where: Koshigaya Park
When: 7pm till Midnight.

Parramatta Park

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Parramatta Park with a free concert featuring the ARIA award-winning Sneaky Sound System. Enjoy a variety of family-friendly activities and an impressive firework display to say goodbye to 2023.

Bring your picnic blanket for a comfortable spot to enjoy the concert and fireworks. This event is proudly presented by the City of Parramatta Council, in collaboration with Parramatta Park and 2DayFM.

Cost: Entry is free
Where: The Cresent, Parramatta Park
When: 5pm until 9:30pm


Get set for an amazing New Year’s Eve at Panthers with a night filled with music, fireworks, and delicious food from food trucks! This exclusive event will feature thrilling performances by Jason Singh of Taxiride fame, a lively party band, and a DJ to keep the party going all night.

Panthers is bringing back their spectacular New Year’s Eve Carnival, starting at 4 pm, to ring in 2024. The event includes:

  • Fireworks at 9 pm and Midnight (weather permitting).
  • Exciting carnival rides and giant games.
  • A variety of food trucks.
  • Showbags available for purchase.
  • Live music throughout the club.
  • Free entry for all.

You can also buy unlimited ride wristbands and coupons for the carnival rides. Don’t miss this fantastic celebration!

Cost: Entry is free
Where: Penrith Panthers 123 Mulgoa Road Penrith
When: 4pm-1am

Fireworks in Sydney’s South

We have not been able to find any fireworks shows in the St George Area or the Shire for 2023.

The biggest fireworks show in the south used to happen at Brighton le Sands, but the show has been cancelled for the last couple of years and not happening in 2023.

Travelling for the holidays? We have curated this list of fireworks shows up and down the NSW Coast.

There are fireworks shows confirmed for:

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