As of 7pm, Monday 31 December 2018, we can confirm that the Coogee Sparkles fireworks will be going ahead despite the rain. Check our Facebook page for further updates if you are unsure.
Ready to celebrate the start of 2019 with some cheerful beachside fun? We've got you covered! Our family-friendly fireworks start at 9pm at Coogee Beach on Sunday, 31 December.
Here are a tips and tricks to ensure you have a safe night and get a great spot to watch the spectacular display.
1. Use public transport
When it comes to getting in and out of Coogee, your best bet is to use public transport or walk. Sydney Buses is supporting the event by putting on extra buses to help get people home quickly and easily after the firework display ends.
2. Know the road closures
To keep roads safe, clearways and road closures will be in place from noon on Monday, December 31. Plus, the Dolphin Street carpark and Coogee Oval carpark will be closed from noon.
3. Get a good view
The fireworks are set off from Dunningham Reserve (near the Bali Memorial) which is located to the north of Coogee Beach. There will be an exclusion zone in place to keep onlookers safe, so we ask you adhere to the signage in place. Some of the best places to see the display is from:
- Goldstein Reserve, Coogee: located right next to the beach.
- On the beach: bring a blanket and grab a spot on the beach, but don’t go in the water after dark. Plus, avoid the very north end of the beach, which will be an exclusion zone.
- Grant Reserve & Trenerry Reserve: located just a little bit further south, these are two good viewing areas close to the coast.
- Clovelly Beach car park: you’ll get a good view of the fireworks from here.
- Local restaurants and hotels: many local establishments host excellent NYE events within sight of the fireworks.
4. Alcohol-restrictions in place
To ensure this event remains safe and enjoyable for all, alcohol restrictions are in place. Alcohol is prohibited at this event and on all beaches, beachside parks and reserves. NSW Police will have an increased presence and will be enforcing the restrictions.
5. Keep Randwick clean
Please take your rubbish with you when you leave or dispose of it responsibly. There will be public garbage bins in place for the event, so please use them to avoid garbage ending up in our oceans.
6. Keep your pets safe
Many people walk with their dogs down to the beach to enjoy the fireworks display. If you do this, be sure to keep them on a leash. Fireworks can scare many pets and they can become lost or disoriented. If you live in the area, keep your pets inside during the 20-minute display.
Above all, have fun, stay safe and enjoy these special moments with your family and friends. From everyone at Randwick Council we wish you a happy, safe and healthy New Year!Back to top