New Year's Eve, Dudley Page Reserve


Waverley Council invites families to celebrate the New Year at Dudley Page Reserve, Dover Heights. This event is perfect for families with a relaxed family entertainment plus amazing views of the harbour fireworks.

Bring a picnic and rug and enjoy this New Years Eve Family event with a free jumping castle, face painting, playground, DJ, music & dancing. Or just sit back and relax the whole night with friends and family watching the incredible views of the fireworks display. Licensed bar & food stalls.



  • Adult ticket $35 (admits 1 adult + children under 5yrs)
  • Concession ticket $15 (for pensioners, registered carers, children 5-16yrs)
  • Children under 18 must have a valid ticket and be accompanied by a ticket holding parent,adult legal guardian or adult eligible carer at all times
  • Purchase tickets online at moshtix or call 1300 438 849 (booking fees apply) or in person at Waverley Council Customer Service Centre, 55 Spring Street, Bondi Junction (no booking fee applie

Seating - You will need to bring your own picnic rug. A low chair without legs is permitted onsite. If you require the standard sized chair for mobility issues you will be asked to position yourself at the back of the crowd closest to the bar and food service area

Food & Beverages - Food can be purchased from the food stalls and drinks from the bars set up on site, Strictly no BYO alcohol or unsealed beverage containers, You may bring your own food into the venue, Bar has EFTPOS facilities, Food stalls are cash only.

Gates Open - The venue gates open for at 6.00pm, you may queue before this time. Generally the crowd starts to line up from 4.30pm to be able to access the best vantage point at the front. If having the most front vantage point does not bother you then you may enter at any time as there is loads of room for everyone!

Gates Close - The event concludes at 12.30am. The venue will be cleared of patrons altogether by 1.00am. Please respect the neighbours as you leave and note that the neighbouring streets and parks are alcohol free zones.

Transport - No parking is available in the nearby area. Walk or catch public transport. Call 131 500 for more info.Taxis and buses are available to the event. After the event it is best to take a bus(that will pick you up from the venue) to Bondi Junction station. Note,additional services will run on the evening hopefully making your journey home as easy as possible. In 2015 all the patrons were cleared by 1.00am by the Sydney bus network.

NYE Road Closures - Many of the roads around Dudley Page Reserve will be closed on New Year's Eve. Check the live traffic website.

Money - There is EFTPOS available at the bar. The food vendors are cash only.

Parking - We strongly recommend that everyone catches buses which generally exit the venue in approx 30 to 60 mins. The neighbouring roads are closed from 3.00pm to 2.00am so even if you were able to find a car space it would be a long way from the event.

Dress - The venue is grass underfoot so it is advisable to wear comfortable flat shoes.

Conditions of Entry - All patrons entering will be subject to bag searches and are prohibited to bring in the following items:

  • Glass containers.
  • Drinks or drink bottles of any kind that have been opened
  • Alcohol
  • Knives, including the picnic food type knife
  • Illegal or Illicit substances of any kind.
  • Musical Instruments or Air horns.
  • Prams (must be left inside the entrance gate and picked up as you exit)
  • Confetti or shredded Paper
  • Fireworks, flares or explosives
  • Umbrellas, chairs and tents (Fold up chairs with a height of less than 15cm accepted)
  • Weapons or knives
  • Animals (except for authorised guide dogs/companion dogs)
  • Balls, sporting equipment, bicycles, skateboards, skates or scooters
  • Any other object which may be used as a missile or weapon
  • Any other object that the organiser considers inappropriate
  • Children under 18 must have a valid ticket and be accompanied by a ticket holding parent, adult legal guardian or adult eligible carer at all ti
  • Any person deemed to be intoxicated and/or disorderly
  • Any person who does not comply with a request to conduct a bag search
  • Any person who does not comply with a request from the organiser, security or regulatory bodies
  • Persons leaving the venue should check with security as to whether they will be allowed back in.

Read more at moshtix.