Cost: There are three packages available tickets start from $150 adults and $ 50.00 for children under 12 years. Details: Kick off the New Year with glam rockin' style at the Hard Rock Cafe in Sydney. There will be dinner, dancing or both! There are three packages available please see website for more information.
2. Sydney Opera House When: 31 December 2014: from 8pm Where: Sydney Opera House, 1 Macquarie St, Sydney
Cost: Tickets start from $314.00 per person Details: Leave the crowds behind as you enter into the Sydney Opera House for a New Year's Eve you will not forget. With ringside seats to the greatest show on earth! Be entertained at the Opera Gala with favourites by Verdi, Puccini, Rossini and more. There will be fireworks at 9pm. For more information see website.
3. Compound New Year's Eve When: 31 December 2014 - 1 January 2015: 8pm-4am
Where: Shelbourne Hotel, 200 Sussex St, Sydney
Cost: General Admission: $60 per person
Details: Three levels of music, BBQ, Outdoor Courtyard Cabanas, Open Rooftop, Bottle Service, Shisha / Hookah Lounge and view of fireworks on all levels!
4. Drink, Dance and Dine Your Way into 2015
When: 31 December 2014 - 1 January 2015: 7:30pm-1am
Where: Pier One Sydney Harbour, 11 Hickson Rd, Sydney
Cost: $499 per person
Details: 18 only event. The perfect New Years Eve destination, with enviable waterfront views and location. Celebrate with one of the world's best fireworks displays with drinks, dancing and dining. There will be a DJ to get those hips moving, champagne & beverages, and canapés. Click here for website.
5. New Years Eve Rooftop Party
When: 31 December 2014- 1 January 2015: 8pm-3am
Where: The Bristol Arms Retro Hotel, 81 Sussex St, Sydney
Cost: Tickets start from $60 per person
Details: Over 18's only. Spend New Year's Eve on a Rooftop, tickets include rotating canapés and DJ playing all night. www.thebristolarms.com.au
6. New Year's Eve Fireworks from a Sailor's View
When: 31 December 2014: from 8pm
Where: Manly Wharf, Circular Quay Wharf and Rose Bay Wharf
Cost: First Sailing (9pm): $ 150 adults & $ 125 children, Second seating (midnight): $ 200 per person
Details: Perfect for the whole family, Harbour City Ferries is offering an New Year's Eve event not to be forgotten. There will be three special ferry charters offering two opportunities to view the 9pm or midnight fireworks display. BYO picnic food and beverages - no alcohol permitted on board. For more information see website
7. Spice Afloat New Year Sunrise Cruise
When: 1 January 2015: 4am-10am
Where: Bella Vista, Cockle Bay Wharf, Sydney
Cost: Tickets start from $75 per person.
Details: All aboard the ultimate wonderland on water and celebrate the New Year by watching the sunrise over the breathtaking Sydney Harbour, listening to live music...
More information see website.
8. NYE 2014
When: 31 December 2014: First seating from 5:30pm & second seating from 9pm.
Where: The Morrison, 225 George St, Sydney
Cost: Tickets $125 per person.
Details: Over 18 only. Tickets include 3 course dinner and glass of Bollinger on arrival. Click here for website.
9. NYE Gala Advance Preview of Birdman
When: 31 December 2014: from 6:15pm & 31 January 2015: from 8:45pm
Where: Palace Norton Street, 99 Norton St, Sydney
Cost: Tickets start from $25 per person.
Details: Over 18 only. Join in celebrating the New Year with a glass of Brown Brothers Prosecco and preview screening of Birdman... More information can be found on the website
10. New Year's Eve Celebrations
When: 31 December 2014 – 1 January 2015: 1pm-12:30am
Where: Bradley's Head Amphitheatre, Bradleys Head Rd, Sydney
Cost: Adults: $60, children (5-15 years): $25 & family (2 adults 2 children): $145.
Details: The whole family will love this event. Live entertainment, kids activities including circus workshop, face painting, live music performances and plenty more and of course the New Year's Eve fireworks display. There will also be a variety of food outlets to purchase food and drinks. Please note no alcohol is permitted.
11. New Years Eve A Gatsby Affair
When: 31 December 2014 – 1 January 2015: 7:30pm-3am
Where: Penrith Paceway, 120 Station St, Penrith
Cost: See website for ticket pricing.
Details: (whole family event)- Be transported back to the 1920's era of Glam, Money and Sophistication – with a twist of today... celebrate New Year's Eve and be entertained with dances, trapeze artists, stilt walkers and other performers. Plenty of entertainment throughout the night and of course the night will end with the spectacular fireworks to kick off the New Year... Click here for website.
12. New Year's Eve
When: 31 December 2014 – 1 January 2015: 6pm-1am
Where: Dudley Page Reserve, Military Rd, Dover Heights, Sydney
Cost: General admission: $35 per person –
Details: Perfect for the whole family to celebrate the New Year. One of the perfect vantage points to watch the fireworks, with free face painting, jumping castles, children's entertainment and music, food stalls, licensed bars and plenty more to celebrate New Year's Eve. Gates open at 6pm – line ups usually start around 4:30pm.
Recommended to arrive by bus – roads are closed and there are no close car spaces near the event. for information click here.