Thursday, December 19, 2013

Accessibility Information for New Years Eve in Sydney

Sydney has to be one of the best places in the world to bring in the New Year. There's nothing quite like the fireworks going off around the Harbour.

It's estimated 1.6 million people gather around the various vantage points around the Harbour which makes for a busy night. 
View of Sydney Harbour at night viewed from Circular Quay. The Harbour Bridge has red fireworks shooting from it as well as other multi coloured fireworks going off around the harbour.
Image courtesy of City of Sydney
So how do you snag a top spot to enjoy the spectacle? Well the City of Sydney has put together some great information to help plan your visit to the Harbour.

They have produced vantage point information including mobility accesss and accessible toilet information to selected locations. There's also the official 2013 Sydney New Year’s Eve App.

There are a number of designated accessible viewing areas for people with disability to enjoy the event with their family or friends.

For further enquiries, or to register your interest, please contact the relevant person below:

Contact Name
Contact Details
Cahill Expressway  and
Ballarat Park, Pyrmont 
Paul Nunnari
02 9228 5667  or 0477 318 481
Pirrama Park , Pyrmont
Danielle Miller
02  9265 9325  

Sydney Opera House
Jenny Spinak
02 9250 7175

If you're not able to make it to somewhere around the Harbour to watch the fireworks, you can watch on ABC 1 and this broadcast will include live closed captions.

2RPH will also be providing an audio description from 8:30pm – 10:00pm and 11:30pm – 12:30am on 1224AM.

If you would like to find out more general information, including road closures, accessibility for public transport users as well as information on accessible accommodation visit:

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