Health and wellbeing

Support for the NSW bushfire recovery fund on NYE

The City of Sydney pledges to help raise money and awareness for those in need.

Sydney has been deeply saddened by the tragic impact of the bushfires.

New Year’s Eve unites people from all over the world with a message of hope for the year to come.

We appreciate the calls people have been making to cancel our New Year’s Eve fireworks in light of the bushfires.

The enormous power of the event will be harnessed to raise more money for drought and fire-affected communities, with money going to the Australian Red Cross.

We’ve already donated $620,000 to drought and bushfire relief. We’ll provide trucks, staff and other in-kind support to assist emergency services with recovery and clean-up efforts.

People visiting our city on New Year’s Eve or watching at home can help raise money and donate to the Red Cross disaster relief and recovery fund.

We also encourage residents to Buy from the Bush this Christmas and support tourism by visiting rural NSW.

Published 2 December 2019, updated 18 December 2019