Family-friendly Sydney NYE 9pm Fireworks

Sydney NYE fireworks 2024

Check out our guide to Sydney’s New Year’s Eve family-friendly fireworks! Sydney knows how to throw a party, and NYE is no exception. But if you have young children and all about the early festivities, the 9pm fireworks are your golden ticket to a family-friendly night of sparkles and smiles.

In this blog post, we’ll uncover the best vantage points, share some insider tips for a stress-free experience, and highlight why the 9pm fireworks are a game-changer for families with little ones. Get ready to paint the town with joy and create memories that will last a lifetime!

We’ve got your guide to a dazzling family-friendly NYE in Sydney. Let’s ring in the New Year with style, laughter, and a whole lot of sparkle!



Koshigaya Park is the place to be this New Year’s Eve for a night of non-stop entertainment from 7pm till Midnight.

Bring your picnic rug and chairs and sit back and enjoy the atmosphere with a massive line-up of talented bands, carnival rides, free facepainting, showbags, food stalls and incredible fireworks display at 9pm and Midnight.

Whether you are looking for family-friendly fun or carnival entertainment with friends, there’s something for everyone this New Year’s Eve. Entry to this event is free, however, there is a cost for rides and food.

Find out more here.

Coogee Sparkles

At 9pm, a 15-minute fireworks display will entertain the audience from the north end of Coogee Beach, near Dunningham Reserve. Tips for Coogee Sparkles:

  • This event is popular, so arrive early to secure a spot.
  • Parking is very limited. Please walk, cycle or use public transport or ride share services
  • Glass, smoking and alcohol are banned on Coogee Beach and surrounding reserves.

Find out more here. 


It would be remiss of us not to mention Sydney world-famous fireworks in the city and from the Harbour Bridge! They are enjoyed by over 425 million people across the globe, after all.

The celebrations start at 7.30pm with a Smoking Cermony, followed by pylon projections and lighting effects, Welcome to Country, the family 9pm fireworks and of course, the main ones at midnight.

Find out more here

Darling Harbour

Darling Harbour is your ultimate family-friendly destination to ring in the new year. Say hello to 2024 with spectacular fireworks at 9pm and midnight over Cockle Bay!

New Year’s Eve fireworks are free – no tickets required!
Find out more here. 


Those who want to watch the festivities from home, you can tune into ABC TV and ABC iview from 8:30pm, with hosts Charlie Pickering and Zan Rowe.



Welcome in the New Year at Fairfield City’s annual Illuminate New Year’s Eve event. Celebrate with a picnic under the stars on Fairfield Showground.

Join them for a magical night filled with entertainment, free rides, roving acts, and food trucks as they countdown to a spectacular fireworks finale at 9:30pm.

Find out more here. 


City of Ryde Council welcomes you to join them at Meadowbank Park for family-friendly fireworks at 9pm. Set up a picnic on the ample grass or run around in our regional playground as City of Ryde brings in the New Year. Bring your own picnic or purchase takeaway from one of the many local restaurants and enjoy the fireworks spectacular!

Find out more here.

The Newport

Get ready for a cracking New Year’s Eve, Newport-style. They’ve got DJs from 12pm and Barney Cools DJs hitting the decks from 8pm until late for an epic set overlooking Pittwater Harbour. There are also two fireworks shows – a family-friendly 9pm session, and another at midnight.

Entry is free all afternoon, with a $25 cover charge starting from 6pm. Bookings aren’t required, but we highly recommend them for larger groups and anyone hoping to score the best seats in the house.

Find out more here.

Northern Beaches

Some councils aren’t doing any NYE fireworks this year (cough cough, Gerges River and the shire), but Northern Beaches Council is hosting several free family-friendly sites for the community to enjoy the festivities – some with great water views. Fireworks will light up the night skies for approximately 10-12 minutes at the following locations:

  • Frenchs Forest – 9pm, Lionel Watts Reserve, Blackbutts Road
  • Dee Why – 9pm, Ted Jackson Reserve, Dee Why Beach
  • Bayview – 9pm, Winnererremy Bay, Mona St, Mona Vale
  • Manly – 9pm, East & West Esplanade, Manly Cove
  • Bayview – Midnight, Winnererremy Bay, Mona St, Mona Vale 

Families are encouraged to bring their own picnic or purchase takeaway from one of the many local restaurants and enjoy the fireworks spectacular!

Find out more here.


Farewell 2023 in Parramatta Park with a free concert headlined by ARIA award-winning band Sneaky Sound System, a fantastic line-up of family-friendly activities, and a spectacular firework display.

The whole family will be entertained on Coronation Hill with the hands on science precinct, as well as garden games and a music and bubble play area. Get ready for an evening filled with music, laughter and fun.

Find out more here.

Penrith Panthers

Get ready to rock your way into the New Year with an unforgettable night of music, fireworks, and fantastic food trucks at Panthers New Year’s Eve Party!

They’re bringing back their spectacular New Year’s Eve Carnival at Panthers to welcome in 2024! Come and join us for a fantastic event filled with exciting activities:

  • Fireworks at 9pm & Midnight
  • Carnival Rides & Giant Games – carnival ride unlimited wristbands & coupons are available for pre-purchase
  • Food Trucks
  • Showbags for sale
  • Live Music across the Club

Find out more here.

Taronga Zoo

Welcome in the new year at the most unique harbour location, Taronga! Bid farewell to 2023 and celebrate the arrival of 2024 with family and friends overlooking the majestic Sydney Harbour.  

Choose from four ticketed areas within the beautiful Taronga Zoo grounds, each area provides a unique experience for couples and individuals and a fun, safe and stress-free atmosphere for families.

Bring along your own picnic or choose from a variety of food and drink available on-site, then enjoy an evening of entertainment under the stars, and the spectacular views of the fireworks on Sydney Harbour.

  • Adult from $225
  • Children (4-5) from $115
  • Concession from $198
  • Children under 4 are Free

Zoo Friends take 10% off ticket price.

Find out more here.

Warwick Farm

Liverpool City Council is bringing back its epic New Years Eve celebration for one amazing night. This iconic event will feature the very best entertainment for families to ring in the New Year. From carnival rides to live performances and fireworks – Liverpool’s New Years Eve celebration is the place to be on 31 December!

Find out more here.


Planning on celebrating the end of 2023 in style at the Wollongong Harbour? This New Year’s Eve is set to be a memorable one with fireworks, music, entertainment, food trucks along the Wollongong Harbour as well as a carnival in Lang Park.

It’s a free event, but you may wish to bring money to spend at the Carnival in Lang Park or to purchase something to eat or drink. The event will kick off from 5pm and there will be music, roving performers along the Wollongong Harbour.

The fireworks will start at 9pm and will light up the night sky over the Harbour. There will be a number of good vantage points along Wollongong Harbour, especially along Cliff Road and Marine Drive.

Find out more here.

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