Public transport and local road closures

View the traffic changes / road closures map for Darling Point, Point Piper, Vaucluse and Watsons Bay.(PDF, 591KB)

Public transport

Please make use of public transport on New Year's Eve. If you plan to drink, leave your car at home.

Use the Transport for NSW Trip Planner to plan your public transport arrangements.

Visit livetraffic.com for more information and real-time traffic updates.

Transport for NSW Trip Planner

Traffic changes

If you do choose to drive, plan ahead and view the traffic changes map for Darling Point, Point Piper, Vaucluse and Watsons Bay.(PDF, 591KB)

Road closures and special event clearways will be in place in a number of Woollahra Municipality foreshore locations. Road closures, their locations and times are subject to change at Police discretion.

Visit livetraffic.com for more information and real-time traffic updates.

Special Event Clearways And Road Closures

What is a Special Event Clearway?

No vehicles (residents, permit holders and visitors) are to be parked along special event clearways. Special event clearways are enforceable by the Police and Transport for NSW and an additional penalty will be imposed if the vehicle is towed away. Please check local signage before parking. Any vehicle parked in a special event clearway can be towed, with additional fees applying to towed vehicles. Contact the NSW Transport Management Centre on 132 701 if you believe your vehicle has been towed.

What is a Road Closure?

Roads are closed to all vehicular traffic to cater for the New Years Eve celebrations. Road closures affect both directions unless stated otherwise. Roads will be progressively closed and re-opened by Council, Transport for NSW and Police after clearing. Road re-opening times are subject to Police discretion.

Darling Point

Special Event Clearways from 8am 31 December 2023 to 2am 1 January 2024

New Beach Road - New South Head Road - both sides to the end of the road

Special Event Clearways from 3pm 31 December 2023 to 2am 1 January 2024

New South Head Road - between Neild Avenue and 286 New South Head Road garage driveway (start of parking bay - northern side)

Road Closures from 3pm 31 December 2023 to 2am 1 January 2024

New Beach Road - between New South Head Road and the end of the road
Loftus Road - between Darling Point Road and New Beach Road

Road Closures from 6pm 31 December 2023 to 2am 1 January 2024

Annandale Street - between Loftus Road and Yarranabbe Road*
Bennett Avenue - between Thornton Street and Hampden Avenue* 
Beverley Lane - between Yarranabbe Road and the end of the lane* 
Carthona Avenue - at Darling Point Road until the end of the avenue*
Darling Point Road - at Etham Avenue until the end of the road*
Goomerah Crescent - between Darling Point Road and the end of the crescent*
Greenoaks Avenue - between Darling Point Road and Ocean Street (westbound)*
Hampden Avenue - between Thornton Street and Goomerah Crescent*
Lindsay Avenue - at Darling Point Road*
Mona Road - between Darling Point Road and New South Head Road (northbound)*
Mona Lane - between Mona Road and the end of the lane*
Oswald Street - North of New South Head Road until the end of the street
Thornton Street - Between Darling Point Rd and Yarranabbe Road
Yarranabbe Road - between New Beach Road and Darling Point Road*

*Subject to Road Closures by Police as required for pedestrian safety. Managed access for residents between 6pm and 2am.

View the traffic changes / road closures map for Darling Point, Point Piper, Vaucluse and Watsons Bay.(PDF, 591KB)

Point Piper

Road Closures from 3pm 31 December 2023 to 2am 1 January 2024

St Mervyns Avenue - at New South Head Road*
Wolseley Road - at New South Head Road*
Wunulla Road - at New South Head Road*

*Subject to Road Closures by Police at their discretion.

View the traffic changes / road closures map for Darling Point, Point Piper, Vaucluse and Watsons Bay.(PDF, 591KB)

Rose Bay

Road Closures from 3pm 31 December 2023 to 2am 1 January 2024

Bayview Hill Road - at New South Head Road*
Caledonian Road - at New South Head Road*
Collins Avenue - at Caledonian Road*
Dumaresq Road - at New South Head Road*
Tivoli Avenue - at New South Head Road*

*Access between 3pm and 6pm will be restricted to residents and their guests only. No access between 6pm and 2am.

View the traffic changes / road closures map for Darling Point, Point Piper, Vaucluse and Watsons Bay.(PDF, 591KB)

Vaucluse

Road Closures from 3pm 31 December 2023 to 2am 1 January 2024

Carrara Road - at Vaucluse Road

Queens Avenue - at Vaucluse Road

Hopetoun Avenue - at New South Head Road (northbound)
Old South Head Road - at New South Head Road (subject to Police discretion)
Petrach Avenue - at New South Head Road
Serpentine Parade - at New South Head Road
Vaucluse Road - between New South Head Road and Greycliffe Avenue (southbound)

Resident access into the Vaucluse area will be maintained via Vaucluse Road.

View the traffic changes / road closures map for Darling Point, Point Piper, Vaucluse and Watsons Bay.(PDF, 591KB)

Watsons Bay

Special Event Clearways from 3pm 31 December 2023 to 2am 1 January 2024

Military Road - between Robertson Place and bus turning circle (north of Gap Road)
Old South Head Road - between Robertson Place and Salisbury Street (southbound)

Road Closures from 3pm 31 December 2023 to 2am 1 January 2024

Marine Parade - at Hopetoun Avenue*
Robertson Place - from Hopetoun Avenue to Marine Parade*
Robertson Place - from Old South Head Road to Military Road*

*Subject to Road Closures by Police at their discretion. Access between 3pm and 6pm for residents and their guests only. No access between 6pm and 2am.

View the traffic changes / road closures map for Darling Point, Point Piper, Vaucluse and Watsons Bay.(PDF, 591KB)

Public Safety Information

NSW Police will be out in force this New Year's Eve to reduce crime and violence and to ensure everyone in NSW can enjoy the New Year's Eve celebrations in a safe and secure environment.

If you need any assistance from the Police over the festive season please call the Police Assistance Line on 131 444 or in an emergency, contact Triple Zero (000). NSW Police is also on Facebook and X (formerly Twitter). Follow NSW Police on social media and receive regular information updates throughout New Year's Eve.

The National Security Hotline (1800 123 400) is your single point of contact to provide information on possible signs of terrorism and about issues that may relate to national security.