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Sydney New Year’s Eve: Celebrations to be run by NSW Government

An agreement with the state government means a scaled-back firework display will ring in 2021.

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Sydney New Year's Eve

We have agreed to a NSW Government proposal for it to take temporary custodianship of Sydney’s New Year’s Eve celebrations.

Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore believes the state government is best placed to manage the increased health, transport and crowd management challenges during the pandemic.

“Tourism Minister Stuart Ayres has assured me that the state government will take full responsibility for preparations and funding of the fireworks, crowd management, safety, traffic and transport, and is prepared to cancel the event if there is a spike in Covid cases,” the Lord Mayor said.

The Lord Mayor is encouraging people to watch this year’s display in the comfort of their home or at a Covid-safe venue.

Update 11 November 2020

The NSW Government has announced more information on its plan for Sydney New Year's Eve 2020 celebrations.

Published 25 September 2020, updated 17 December 2020