Coogee Sparkles

Please join us for our annual Coogee Sparkles event on Saturday 31 December 2022 at Goldstein Reserve, Coogee.

At 9pm a 15-minute fireworks display will entertain the audience from the north end of Coogee Beach, near Dunningham Reserve.

Tips for Coogee Sparkles:

  • This event is popular, so arrive early to secure a spot.
  • Parking is very limited. Please walk, cycle or use public transport or ride share services (drop off/collection points will be advertised on Council’s website).
  • Glass, smoking and alcohol are banned on Coogee Beach and surrounding reserves.
  • Please dispose of your rubbish responsibly or take your rubbish with you when you leave.
  • Please wear sunscreen and appropriate clothing including a hat!

The event site will be patrolled by security and first aid officers between midday and 11pm who will work with Eastern Beaches Police Area Command to ensure the safety of the general public.


Road Closures, Special Event Clearways and Traffic Updates

In conjunction with NSW Police, Council will be managing access to Coogee Beach Vantage Points with the implementation of special event clearways and road closures.

Road closures will be in place on 31 December 2022 in the following streets:

StreetCross StreetTimes
Alfreda StreetBetween Arden Street and Brook Street12noon - 10pm
Arden StreetBetween Bream Street and Carr Street7pm - 10pm
Baden StreetBetween Beach Street and end of Street7pm - 10pm
Brook StreetBetween Dolphin Street and Coogee Bay Road7pm - 10pm
Coogee Bay RoadBetween Arden Street and Brook Street7pm - 10pm
Dolphin StreetBtween Brook Street to end of road, east of Arden Street7pm - 10pm
Hill StreetBetween Bream Street and Dolphin Street7pm - 10pm
Ormond GardensBetween Brook Street and end of Street7pm - 10pm
Vicar StreetBetween Coogee Bay Road and end of Street7pm - 10pm
Street
Alfreda Street
Cross Street
Between Arden Street and Brook Street
Times
12noon - 10pm
Street
Arden Street
Cross Street
Between Bream Street and Carr Street
Times
7pm - 10pm
Street
Baden Street
Cross Street
Between Beach Street and end of Street
Times
7pm - 10pm
Street
Brook Street
Cross Street
Between Dolphin Street and Coogee Bay Road
Times
7pm - 10pm
Street
Coogee Bay Road
Cross Street
Between Arden Street and Brook Street
Times
7pm - 10pm
Street
Dolphin Street
Cross Street
Btween Brook Street to end of road, east of Arden Street
Times
7pm - 10pm
Street
Hill Street
Cross Street
Between Bream Street and Dolphin Street
Times
7pm - 10pm
Street
Ormond Gardens
Cross Street
Between Brook Street and end of Street
Times
7pm - 10pm
Street
Vicar Street
Cross Street
Between Coogee Bay Road and end of Street
Times
7pm - 10pm
Street
Alfreda Street
Cross Street
Between Arden Street and Brook Street
Times
12noon - 10pm
Street
Arden Street
Cross Street
Between Bream Street and Carr Street
Times
7pm - 10pm
Street
Baden Street
Cross Street
Between Beach Street and end of Street
Times
7pm - 10pm
Street
Brook Street
Cross Street
Between Dolphin Street and Coogee Bay Road
Times
7pm - 10pm
Street
Coogee Bay Road
Cross Street
Between Arden Street and Brook Street
Times
7pm - 10pm
Street
Dolphin Street
Cross Street
Btween Brook Street to end of road, east of Arden Street
Times
7pm - 10pm
Street
Hill Street
Cross Street
Between Bream Street and Dolphin Street
Times
7pm - 10pm
Street
Ormond Gardens
Cross Street
Between Brook Street and end of Street
Times
7pm - 10pm
Street
Vicar Street
Cross Street
Between Coogee Bay Road and end of Street
Times
7pm - 10pm

Special event clearways will be in place on 31 December 2022 between 12pm and 10pm in

  • Alfreda Street – from Arden Street to Brook Street (both sides)

and between 4pm and 10pm in the following streets:

  • Arden Street – from Dolphin Street to Carr Street (both sides)
  • Brook Street – from Dolphin Street to Coogee Bay Road (both sides)
  • Coogee Bay Road –Arden Street to Brook Street (both sides)
  • Dolphin Street –between Arden Street and Brook Street, Between Arden Street and Coogee Parking Area (both sides) and
  • Brook Street – from property no.120 Brook Street to Coogee Bay Road (western side only)

Clearways are strict no-parking zones, even for residents or Mobility Scheme Permit holders. Vehicles left in clearways will be towed and a fee applies. If your vehicle is towed, call 132 701 to find its new location.

Both the Coogee Oval and the Dolphin Street car parks will also be closed on 31 December 2022 between 12pm midday and 10pm.

Sparkles Clearways Road closures 2022

Public Transport, Taxis & Rideshare

Public transport to and from Coogee will continue to operate. Routes will be altered to accommodate the road closures including changes to the 313, 350, 370, 373 and 374 bus routes. Details will be provided at transportnsw.info

A bus map for altered routes can be found here.


Rideshare

Taxi, Uber and other ride share services will operate in the area, however are also subject to road closures when in place (7pm - 10pm).

Havelock Avenue in Coogee is the recommended area to direct your ride share drop you / pick you up.


Taxis

Taxi, Uber and other ride share services will operate in the area, however are also subject to road closures when in place (7pm - 10pm).


Accessibility options (is there any disabled parking)?

There are limited street parking options available for disabled parking. The closest bays to Coogee Beach are on Beach Street and Wolseley Road. Please plan your trip ahead of time.


Entertainment

Roaming entertainment will be held along Coogee Beach promenade including bubble play, stilt walkers and great local roving bands.

Bubble entertainment will start at 2pm until 6pm by Yabadoo Entertainment

Keep an eye and ear out for the below bands who will be roving around from 2pm until 8.30pm.

Oompah Loompah Band

Vantage Points

There will be multiple vantage points to view the fireworks around Coogee, including:

  • Goldstein Reserve, Coogee: located right next to the beach
  • Coogee Beach on the sand
  • Grant Reserve & Trenerry Reserve
  • Clovelly Beach Car Park
  • Burrows Park Headland
  • Local restaurants and hotels: many local establishments host excellent New Year’s Eve events within sight of the fireworks

Please note there will be a fenced fireworks exclusion zone on Dunningham Reserve Headland.

Tips for Coogee Sparkles:

  • This event is popular, so arrive early to secure a spot.
  • Parking is very limited. Please walk or use public transport or ride share services (drop off/collection points will be advertised on Council’s website).
  • Glass, smoking and alcohol are banned on Coogee Beach and surrounding reserves.
  • Please dispose of your rubbish responsibly or take your rubbish with you when you leave.
  • Please wear sunscreen and appropriate clothing including a hat!

Parking & Accessible Parking

Parking is limited in Coogee and the surrounding precinct.  We recommend public transport, however if you wish to drive, please consider road closures and public parking station closures are in effect.

Dolphin Street Car Park and Coogee Bay Oval Car Park will be closed from 12noon.  If you are planning to park in either of these car parks during the morning, please return to your car before 12noon to avoid having your car towed.


Facilities

  • Life Guards are on duty and First Aid Stations will be available in Goldstein Reserve.
  • Public toilets and water stations are also available.
  • There will not be any food or beverage stalls in Goldstein Reserve, however you are welcome to bring a picnic, low rise chairs and a small sunshade.
  • Local businesses will also be open and operating including takeaway.

A reminder that Coogee Beach and surrounding reserves are alcohol free zones.


FAQ

What time are the fireworks?

The fireworks will take place from 9pm on December 31st for 15 minutes.  There are no fireworks at midnight.

What else is happening on New Year's Eve?

There will be roving entertainment along the beach and in Goldstein Reserve. There are also a variety of local venues hosting NYE celebrations - we recommend booking with venues in advance. Some venues are accepting walk-in’s on the night.

Where are the best spots to view the fireworks?

See - 'Vantage Points' (above).

What Road Closures and Special Event Clearways will be in Place?

See - 'Road Closures' (above).

Where can I park?

See - 'Parking and Accessible Parking' (above).

What Public Transport is available to get to and from Coogee Sparkles?

See - 'Public Transport' (above).

How do the road closures affect Coogee Buses?

See - 'Public Transport' (above).

Can I bring my dog?

Pets are not allowed on Coogee Beach. We recommend keeping your pets safe at home.

What is not allowed on the Beach and Reserve?

Coogee Beach and the surrounding reserves will be operating as alcohol free zones on NYE.  Additionally, smoking and glass bottles are not allowed on the beach or in the reserves.  Drones are also not allowed and we ask that you do not use tents or sunshades in Goldstein Reserve after dusk. Vendors selling goods at Coogee Beach and surrounding reserves are not permitted.

NSW Police and Council Rangers will be enforcing these rules on NYE.

Access to Giles Baths

Giles Baths form part of the Fireworks exclusion zone and access to these baths will not be available after 6.00pm on the 31st.

What facilitates are available in Goldstein Reserve and Coogee Beach?

See - 'Facilities' (above).

Will the fireworks still happen if it's raining?

Adverse weather conditions including strong wind and storms may result in cancellation of the fireworks.

Conditions are monitored closely over the course of the afternoon and evening and updates will be made available on the council’s social media sites.

Who can I speak to about the event for further information?

You can call our Customer Service Centre during business hours (8.30am - 5pm) on 1300 722 542.  Please note they are closed weekends and Public Holidays. You may also email us at events@randwick.nsw.gov.au and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Enquiries

You can call our Customer Service Centre during business hours (8.30am - 5pm) on 1300 722 542.  Please note they are closed weekends and Public Holidays.

You may also email us at events@randwick.nsw.gov.au and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Last Updated: 23 December 2022
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