Sydney Suburbs NYE Fireworks Shows

Sydney suburbs NYE Fireworks shows seem to change every year. Most are concil 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 2023. 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.

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. The show here begins at 9pm and will run for 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 usually has several fireworks shows.

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

Cost: Free
Where: Manly Cove, East and West Esplanade Reserves(Opens in a new window).
When: 9pm

Lionel Watts Reserve Frenchs Forest

A new venue to account for current density restrictions.

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: $99 for NYE Pergola Package
Where: Newport Arms Hotel, 2 Kalinya Street, Newport
When: 7pm-2am – Fireworks 9pm and Midnight

Fireworks in Western Sydney

Light Up the Sky Liverpool

The biggest fireworks event outside the city centre Light Up the Sky at 9pm across six different activation sites for 7 minutes.

Many locals could watch the show from their backyards. Alternatively, head to the open space of a nearby park.

  • Hammondville
  • Moorebank
  • Sadleir
  • Casula
  • Prestons
  • West Hoxton.

The actual fireworks launch sites will not have public access.


A fun family event with a DJ, live entertainment, rides, and all the fun of a carnival. Gates open at 4.30pm and the night will culminate in a 9pm fireworks show. This is an alcohol-free event.

Cost: Entry is free, but bookings are required.
Where: Campbelltown Athletics Centre, Cnr of Rose Payten Dr & Pembroke Rd, Leumeah
When: 4.30pm-9.30pm

Fireworks in Sydney’s South

The biggest fireworks show in the south usually happens at Brighton le Sands, but the show has been cancelled for the last couple of years but may go ahead this year.

There is no confirmation of the Miranda Westfield Fireworks show as yet.

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