Here’s your guide to partying in Sydney over New Year’s

Photo credit: Anthony Berlangieri

There’s nowhere better in the world to be for New Year’s right now than Australia. The weather’s great, there’s a huge list of festivals to choose from and thanks to the winter break in Europe and North America, it’s not hard to convince big name internationals to ring in 2017 Down Under. If you’re still not sure what to do this holiday season, we’ve got you covered with a round-up of Sydney and greater NSW’s best NYE and NYD parties.


NYE At The Argyle with Brooklyn and Tenzin

Party complex The Argyle is going big this year with the whole venue set to be literally covered in gold. There will be live dancers and performers, as well as a eclectic line-up of house and urban DJs, including Brooklyn and Tenzin.


Lost Paradise @ Glenworth Valley

Boutique festival Lost Paradise has locked in a dance heavy line-up featuring Skream, Hot Chip and a set from Flight Facilities that will see the Sydney Symphony Orchestra join them on stage. It takes place from December 28 to January 1 at the Glenworth Valley.


Falls Festival @ North Byron Parklands

Falls Festival returns to Byron once again with a first rate line-up including Childish Gambino, Alison Wonderland, Generik and Kilter. The bad news? It’s very much sold out.

Code NYE @ The Greenwood Hotel

Electric Gardens’ techno leaning Code stage is getting its own NYE party this year, with over 30 acts set to take over four stages within the Greenwood Hotel. Guy Gerber, Mano Le Tough and Alex Niggemann are all playing.


NYE at Chinese Laundry with AC Slater

Beloved venue Chinese Laundry will bring in 2017 with a stacked line-up of acts, including A.C Slater, Ludovci, Gradz and Robustt.


Pacha NYE with Tommy Trash and Oski

Tommy Trash is making his long awaited return home by ringing in the New Year at Pacha, supported by Oski and Señor Roar.


NYE Harbour Party @ Luna Park

One of Sydney’s premier harbour front parties is back for another year, with Havana Brown, Sneaky Sound System, Mashd N Kucher and KLP among those heading along to deliver sets.


The Rhythm Of The Night 90s Dance NYE @ Hudson Ballroom 

Hudson Ballroom (AKA what used to be Goodgod Small Club) are kicking off 2017 with their much loved Rhythm Of The Night 90s dance party. Levins, Ariane and Flex Mami will all be on the decks.


Stafford Borthers @ Bungalow 8

The Stafford Brothers will return to Australia to host this huge party at Bungalow 8, joined by Goodwill and Andy Murphy. The party will spread over two levels.


NYE On The Harbour @ Cargo Bar

Cargo Bar are throwing a big one, with a takeover of all club levels that will feature sets from the likes of The Aston Shuffle, Touch Sensitive, Elizabeth Rose, Yolanda Be Cool and a heap more.


Heaps Gay @ The Imperial

Heaps Gay is ending 2016 with a bang – Gaff E, Moonsign and Ladona Rama are all playing at The Imperial in Erskineville. There will be sweat.


NYE @ The North Wollongong Hotel 

Get down in the ‘Gong with sets from Running Touch, Go Freek, Odd Mob and a heap more.


Sminoff Sound Collective NYE Rooftop @ Taylor’s Rooftop

This year Taylor’s is going tropical themed, so don your best colourful shirt and fruit hat and get down to the likes of Lo ’99, Airwolf and Avon Stringer.


NYE Beats & BBQ @ The Paragon Hotel 

The Hotel Paragon will be transformed into an old school New York block party – this time with added BBQ. There’s a heap of food to get stuck into, and a line-up that includes DJ I-Dee, DJ Moto and Jade Le Flay.

Mad Racket with Session Victim @ Marrickville Bowling Club

The best party in the world returns to the Bowlo this NYE with a bill led by legendary German duo Session Victim.


NYE at The Port 

With a spot on the harbour to watch the fireworks, plus sets from Joey Negro and Late Nite Tuff Guy, The Port is going to be ringing in the 2017 in style.


Mantra Collective Warehouse NYE 

Mantra Collective are stepping out this year and throwing their first ever NYE warehouse party, with acts such as Matt Weir and Mike Witcombe keeping the party going for 12 hours.


Spektrum Present Mat.Joe for New Years Eve @ The Burdekin

Beloved Sydney venue The Burdekin is getting in on the action for NYE, with German duo Mat.Joe at the helm for the evening.


Krewella @ Marquee Sydney

US duo Krewella are on hand at Marquee this NYE for their first show in the country since 2013.



Space NYD @ The Greenwood Hotel

The legendary party is back for another round on January 1, this time with Carl Craig, Oliver Huntemann, Heidi, Doorly and more lined up to deliver sets.


Paul Oakenfeld NYD @ Bungalow 8

Dance legend Paul Oakenfeld is hitting our shores on New Years Day, playing alongside locals like Robbie Lowe, Kate Monroe and Mark Dynamix.

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Field Day @ The Domain

Kick off 2017 in style by having cutting shapes to the likes of ZHU, Dusky, Claptone and LDRU. Best hope you’ve already got your pass – as you’d expect, tickets to Field Day are long gone.

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