Message from the Mayor

Mayor of Woollahra - Cr. Susan Wynne

Celebrating New Year’s Eve in Sydney with friends and family is a truly special experience

With many of our beautiful parks and recreational spaces overlooking Sydney Harbour, residents and visitors gather at local vantage points to enjoy the spectacular fireworks display, share a picnic and join in the celebrations.

If you are meeting up with friends at a park or entertaining at home please plan ahead and make yourself familiar with the road closures and vantage point information.

Woollahra Council and local Police want you to have a fun and safe New Year's Eve.

This website provides useful information for those wishing to spend New Year's Eve in our municipality; it includes:

  • Vantage points across our municipality from Rushcutters Bay to Watsons Bay, capturing prime views of Sydney's world-famous fireworks display.
  • Alcohol free zones at Darling Point (McKell Park, Rushcutters Bay Park, Yarranabbe Park), Point Piper (Duff Reserve), Double Bay (Murray Rose Pool and Blackburn Gardens), Rose Bay (Dumaresq Reserve, Percival Park, Rose Bay Foreshore and Tingira Memorial Park) and Watsons Bay (Robertson Park), as well as streets in Darling Point and Rose Bay.
  • Traffic and transport information such as road closures and special event clearways. Eg. A special event clearway will be in place on New Beach Road, Darling Point from 8am.

Together with NSW Police, Woollahra Council will be enforcing a no glassware policy to keep residents and visitors safe in our public parks and reserves this New Year's Eve.

Wishing you a very happy New Year and best wishes for 2020!

Councillor Susan Wynne

Mayor of Woollahra

NSW Police message

NSW Police Force

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

We work in partnership with other community groups including the local councils of Woollahra and Waverley, and State Government bodies including the State Property Authority and National Parks and Wildlife Service, to ensure our public places are safe and free from alcohol-related crime.

Police safety messages are:

  • Do not drink and drive. Catch public transport, call the public transport infoline on 131 500 for more information.
  • Do not drink alcohol in the designated alcohol-free zones (AFZ) within the Woollahra and Waverley Local Government Areas. Police can issue on-the-spot fines to persons breaching this requirement.
  • Intoxicated patrons who refuse to stop drinking alcohol in local licensed premises or who fail to quit premises will be prosecuted. Anti-social behaviour will not be accepted.
  • It is a community responsibility that the drinking of alcohol occurs in moderation ensuring a safe occasion is had by all.
  • Drinking responsibly starts with the individual.

New Year's Eve is all about a family-friendly environment. If we as a community follow these simple guidelines we will all have a safe and happy festive season.

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 Twitter. Follow NSW Police on social media and receive regular information updates throughout New Year's Eve.

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

Your calls can make a difference. "If it doesn't add up speak up!" The National Security Hotline is 1800 123 400.