New Year’s Eve is 6 weeks away and it’s time to start thinking about where you are going to celebrate. Time to say goodbye to 2021 and welcome in the new year with your family and friends.

Second only to New York City, Sydney has been named one of the top places to celebrate New Year’s Eve. If you don’t want to miss out on the excitement, book one of these incredible venues.

Rooftop, 55 George

  • Venue: 55 George
  • Address: 55 George St, The Rocks NSW 2000
  • Capacity: 180
  • Event Type: parties, networking

Overlook the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House from the rooftop at 55 George. This glamorous function space can fit up to 180 guests cocktail style.

Harbourside Room, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

  • Venue: Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
  • Address: 140 George St, The Rocks NSW 2000
  • Capacity: 300 standing
  • Event Type: parties, networking, weddings

The stunning Harbourside Room at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia gives guests the best seat in the house for New Year’s Eve fireworks. It hosts up to 300 guests cocktail style and 200 seated, with both an indoor and an outdoor area.

Bar Ombré Rooftop

  • Venue: Bar Ombré
  • Address: Gateway Building, Alfred St, Sydney NSW 2000
  • Capacity: 90
  • Event Type: networking, parties

Enjoy incredible Italian cuisine and delicious drinks at the Bar Ombré rooftop overlooking the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Soak in the sunset, then settle in for the iconic fireworks show!

The Opera Circle, Bennelong

  • Venue: Sydney Opera House
  • Address: Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney NSW 2000
  • Capacity: 50
  • Event Type: weddings, networking, parties

Celebrate your New Year’s Eve like never before from the Sydney Opera House. Watch the fireworks show from the Opera Circle dining room at Bennelong with up to 50 guests.

The Argyle

  • Venue: The Argyle
  • Address: 18 Argyle St, The Rocks NSW 2000
  • Capacity: 1000
  • Event Type: parties, networking, conferences

The Argyle is a staple of the nightlife scene in Sydney, so it’s a perfect place to ring in the new year. With a variety of function spaces to choose from, this venue can cater for a range of different types of celebrations.

The Watershed Hotel

  • Venue: The Watershed Hotel
  • Address: 198 Darling Dr, Sydney NSW 2000
  • Capacity: 248
  • Event Type: parties, networking, presentations, weddings

The Watershed Hotel is located right in the middle of Darling Harbour, giving guests an unbeatable view of the fireworks. Both indoor and outdoor areas make it a highly versatile space for nearly 300 attendees.

Walsh Bay Kitchen

  • Venue: Walsh Bay Kitchen
  • Address: 22 Hickson Rd, Walsh Bay NSW 2000
  • Capacity: 180
  • Event Type: networking, parties

Feast on world class eats and a notable drinks menu at Walsh Bay Kitchen while 2022 rolls in. With room for up to 180 guests, the venue can be hired exclusively for a large New Year’s Eve party.

Sydney Seabird

  • Venue: Sydney Seabird
  • Address: 594 New South Head Rd, Rose Bay NSW 2027
  • Capacity: 40
  • Event Type: networking, parties, team activites

Watch the fireworks from the deck of a boat on the harbour – Sydney Seabird offers luxurious cruises through Darling Harbour for up to 40 guests, with event packages to suit a range of budgets.

No matter how you like to ring in the new year, Sydney has a range of venues suited to every budget and party preference. Let us help you plan your New Year’s Eve – contact us today to find out how.


1. Who can use HeadBox?

Anyone! Whether you’re a corporate booker looking for a private dining room, meeting room, Christmas or EOFY party venue or you’re a social booker looking for the perfect spot to host your birthday party, hens night or wedding – HeadBox has you covered.

2. What is HeadBox?

HeadBox connects corporate and consumer bookers with venues and suppliers and is the easy way to book, manage and deliver everything in one place. No long searches, no stress, no hidden costs.

3. How do I submit an event brief?

Submitting an event brief is an easy process. Our intuitive brief builder will take you through a series of questions collecting all the necessary details needed to host a great event. We want to know details such as where your event will take place, on what date, how many people are attending, and what your total budget is. Once you submit this information, relevant and available venues will respond to your brief!

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5. What are the top 5 things to consider when choosing a venue?

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