New 12 months’s Eve in Sydney, your questions answered

From 5pm on New 12 months’s Eve, a “inexperienced zone” might be in impact round Round Quay, The Rocks and Royal Botanic Backyard within the CBD in addition to Bradfield Park, Lavender Bay, Blues Level, Kurraba Reserve and Cremorne Reserve on the decrease north shore.

Anybody planning to be in these areas from 5pm might want to apply for a New 12 months’s Eve cross from the Service NSW web site.

The yellow zone is a fringe across the inexperienced zone, stretching to North Sydney, Cremorne Level, Waverton, Pyrmont, Rushcutters Bay and Balmain East. You don’t want a allow to enter the yellow zone, nevertheless, massive teams in these areas on New 12 months’s Eve could also be moved on by police.

The yellow and green zones for New Year's Eve in Sydney.

The yellow and inexperienced zones for New 12 months’s Eve in Sydney.Credit score:Google Maps

Am I eligible for a cross?

New 12 months’s Eve passes will solely be granted to these with a hospitality, occasion or lodging reserving within the inexperienced zone after 5pm, residents of the inexperienced zone and their company, and people working within the inexperienced zone that night.

How do I apply for a cross?

Passes can be found till Wednesday from Service NSW. If in case you have a reserving at a venue contained in the inexperienced zone the venue may give you a code which you employ to use in your cross.

It’s value confirming any bookings for New 12 months’s Eve since you possible made your reservation in the course of the time when eating places, pubs and bars had been allowed one patron per two sq. metres. Final week the general public well being order halved venue capability, so verify that desk nonetheless has your identify on it.

Residents of the inexperienced zone might want to apply for a cross and register any deliberate company with Service NSW. To do that, you will want two id paperwork together with your inexperienced zone tackle, in addition to the variety of folks you’ll be internet hosting (you’ll obtain a code for them to make use of to use for their very own passes, as in the event that they had been attending a venue).

Can I’ve a cross if I work in an workplace constructing within the inexperienced zone and often pop up at midnight to take a look?


I am a frontline employee who’d like to look at the fireworks within the inexperienced zone, how do I register?

Sadly, the plan to have frontline employees watch the fireworks up shut was cancelled on Monday in gentle of ongoing coronavirus instances in Sydney. “We’ll discover one other alternative in the course of the yr to recognise what you will have carried out,” the Premier stated.

I am a resident or employee within the yellow zone on New 12 months’s Eve, do I would like a cross to be within the space?

No, you don’t want a cross to enter a yellow zone on New 12 months’s Eve, or host a permitted gathering of as much as 10 folks at your own home. Simply do not collect in massive teams outdoors: bear in mind, on Monday permitted outside gatherings in better Sydney had been diminished to 50 folks (from 100) and police have stated they are going to transfer people who find themselves gathering in bigger numbers in these areas.

What time will public transport cease within the inexperienced and yellow zones on New 12 months’s Eve?

There might be no trains to Round Quay from 5pm on New 12 months’s Eve. Trains will solely run to select folks up from the realm.

There may even be no ferries operating to or from Round Quay after 5pm. Trains and buses will proceed to run to Wynyard and Martin Place as typical and a few ferries will proceed to run to and from Barangaroo.

Within the north, trains from the town is not going to cease at Milsons Level from 5pm and ferries to McMahons Level will cease then, too. Trains will proceed to run to North Sydney station.

What in regards to the roads?

Roads within the metropolis will start closing from 2pm round Round Quay and from 7pm round the remainder of the CBD and Milsons Level and North Sydney.

I am not eligible for a New 12 months’s Eve cross however need to watch the fireworks, what are my choices?

The Premier would possible say it’s best to activate ABC TV at house. In the event you do need to see the fireworks in particular person, remember there are a variety of highway and park closures across the harbour outdoors the inexperienced zone.


Vantage factors in North Sydney Council space resembling Milsons Level, McMahons Level, Cremorne Level and Kurraba Level might be closed to keep away from mass outside gatherings. All foreshore vantage factors west of Dumaresq Reserve at Rose Bay might be closed by Woollahra Council, however these additional east will stay open.

Internal West Council has closed parks alongside the Balmain foreshore and Hunters Hill Council might be proscribing entry to Clarkes Level and the Woolwich Peninsula to residents. There might be no barge fireworks west of the bridge this yr.

If you wish to stand in a socially distanced means alongside the footbridge at West Pennant Hills Coles – an important view: the entire show directly! – you appear welcome to do this.

What time will public transport resume on New 12 months’s Day?

Trains will run till 5.30am to take folks house from the CBD and decrease north shore.

Remember there might be trackwork on the Harbour Bridge from 6am on January 1 by to Sunday, January 10, with buses changing all trains between North Sydney and Wynyard.

I reside on the Northern Seashores. What can I do on New 12 months’s Eve?

On New 12 months’s Eve and New 12 months’s Day, residents of the northern seashores might be allowed to have gatherings inside their house, in addition to their already allowed gatherings outdoors (a lot simpler than attempting to look at the TV by a window).

Meaning you possibly can have 5 company, both at a house or gathered outdoors, north of Narrabeen Bridge and 10 south of it. Company can solely come from the host’s part of the northern seashores.

These guidelines will revert again to only permitting for outside gatherings on January 2, when restrictions for the southern a part of the native authorities space might be reassessed.

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