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New Year's Eve from 6.30 pm

NYE: Midnight at the Oasis

Ring in the New Year with unparalleled panoramic views of the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge at Midnight at the Oasis.

Perfect for a couple, Midnight at the Oasis offers an elegant dining experience with a reserved table and a delicious three-course meal. This unique experience offers a touch of sophistication and class.

Dance the night away with a fabulous live band and a DJ and enjoy the spectacular fireworks display. There's no better way to finish your night out than taking in the gorgeous panoramic views with Midnight at the Oasis.

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Tuesday, 31 December from 6.30 pm to 1.00 am


$460 (inc GST) + booking fee


Fleet Steps
The Royal Botanic Garden
Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney



Over 18s only


Public transport (see below)

What's Included?

Midnight at the Oasis includes the following:

  • Access to the harbour-side Fleet Steps for stunning panoramic views of the Sydney Harbour fireworks.
  • A delicious three-course meal and late supper.
  • Reserved seating.
  • Access to tiered grandstand seating for even better views of the fireworks.
  • Licensed cash bars with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages for sale.
  • Musical entertainment including a live band and DJ.

Event Map

The Band

Midnight Fireworks

Friends on NYE

Midnight at the Oasis Picnic

Fireworks over Sydney Harbour

Dancing the Night Away

Friends at Midnight at the Oasis

Harbour Bridge Fireworks

The Oasis Bar

Picnic by the Harbour

Fleet Steps on New Year's Eve

Opera House Fireworks

Getting here

Due to extensive road closures and high pedestrian traffic in the city, public transport is the easiest way to get to the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney and The Domain.

There will be additional train, bus and ferry services available and transport hubs are within easy reach of all our events.

The closest train stations to the Garden and The Domain are:

  • Martin Place - 1000m walk to the managed access gate on Art Gallery Road.
  • St James - 900m walk to the managed access gate on Art Gallery Road.

For additional transport information visit TransportNSW or phone 131 500.

All ticket holders will be send detailed arrival and transport information via email prior to the event.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What time is the event?

Gates open at 6.30 pm with last entry at 8.30 pm.

The event finishes at 1.00 am, with last drinks at 12.30 am.

What beverages are available?

Jugs of water are available from the bars.

Beverages are not included in the ticket price and can be purchased at the cash bar.

Only ticket holders over the age of 18 will be permitted to purchase alcoholic beverages. Photo identification may be requested.

Can I bring alcohol or other drinks to Midnight at the Oasis?


Midnight at the Oasis is a licensed event and a range of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase.

Beverages brought into the event site will be confiscated at the bag check. The Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust reserves the right to confiscate any restricted items and/or refuse entry to any person not complying with the conditions of entry.

What entertainment is at the event?

Midnight at the Oasis features a live band and a DJ who will provide a range of crowd-pleasers for young and old to get you on the dance floor.

Guests will hear the synchronised fireworks music broadcast.

What time are the fireworks and what view will I have?

There are two fireworks displays on New Year's Eve. The first is at 9.00 pm and the second at midnight. Both displays are accompanied with synchronised music which will be broadcast at the event.

There are panoramic views of the harbour from the event site, and tiered grandstand seating is available to all guests for viewing the fireworks.

Please note some dining tables have partially restricted views due to low-lying tree canopies and event structures.

What are the seating arrangements?

Midnight at the Oasis offers communal reserved tables with configurations of four (4), six (6) or eight (8) seats.

Please note it is likely you will share your table with other guests unless you choose to purchase an entire table

A small number of tables have partially restricted views due to the position of trees or fixed structures. These areas are noted on the seating map at the point of purchase during the ticket purchasing process.

Please note some tables also have backless bench seating.

There is access to a tiered grandstand for uninterrupted panoramic views of the harbour for the fireworks. The grandstand is accessed via steps and is not wheelchair accessible.

There are however many areas across the site on ground level where celebrations on the harbour can be viewed and enjoyed.

Ticket holders will be provided with an option to book mobility assistance if required.

Can I bring children to Midnight at the Oasis?


This is a strictly 18+ only event and you must be of age to purchase a ticket.

Proof of age identification may be requested at the entry and at the bars.

What if I have already purchased tickets and now wish to buy additional tickets at my table or close to where I am seated?

The ticketing support team will be able to assist you with your inquiry, pending availability. They can be contacted on:

  • Email: support@ticketbooth.com.au
  • Phone (inside Australia): 1300 762 344
  • Phone (outside Australia): +61 2 8310 7566

Is Midnight at the Oasis a wheelchair accessible event?


Some sections of seating and facilities are elevated and accessed via steps. It is advisable to contact the ticketing support team for assistance to book an easily accessible table.

For further information and contact details, please refer to the fact sheet.

Please note ticket holders will be provided with an option to book mobility assistance if required.

Is there a dress code?

We suggest lounge suit/cocktail attire and comfortable footwear. High heels are not recommended.

Guests are also advised to bring a jacket or warmer clothing as it can become cool at night.

When do ticket sales close?

Ticket sales will close at 2.00 pm on 30 December unless sold out prior.

Will the New Year's Eve events go ahead if the weather is bad?

This is an outdoor event which will proceed in all weather.

Fireworks are presented by the City of Sydney. In the event fireworks are cancelled, the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust will not be held responsible or provide compensation.

What is included in the meal and how is it served?

Guests receive an entree box on arrival. Main and dessert courses are collected from the restaurant at nominated service times.

Service times will be allocated according to your table and will be communicated to you on arrival at your table. Please note there is no table service.

The availability of main course choices will be dependent upon their popularity on the night.

I have special dietary requirements, what should I do?

The published menu and corresponding ticket type accommodates most of the common dietary requirements including vegetarian, vegan, lactose free and halal. Please ensure you purchase the dietary ticket to reflect your requirements.

The caterers will assist with other dietary requirements where possible, but requests must be made upon booking tickets via the link provided and the "Other Special Dietary" ticket type must be selected.

Can I bring additional food to the event site?


Additional snacks are available to purchase on-site if required.

Where is Midnight at the Oasis located?

Midnight at the Oasis is held at Fleet Steps South, a waterside location below Mrs Macquarie's Chair with panoramic views of Farm Cove, the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Pedestrian entry and exit is via Art Gallery Road, which is closed to traffic on New Year's Eve.

The event site is approximately 900m, or a 15-minute walk - from the entry gate on Art Gallery Road. Pathways are sealed and there is a moderate slope to negotiate.

Please note ticket holders will be provided with an option to book mobility assistance if required.

Terms and conditions

Facility and Site Details

Midnight at the Oasis is a non-smoking event. There will be a designated smoking area away from where guests are seated.

We recommend you bring cash to Midnight at the Oasis as there are no ATM facilities on-site. There are EFTPOS terminals at the bar, however we cannot guarantee consistent operation of these facilities during the event.

There are no pass-outs once a ticket holder has entered the event.

Conditions of Entry

Please remember you are entering the Royal Botanic Garden and Domain - a sensitive environment. Please consider the safety of other guests.

All guests entering the event site will be subject to security bag checks and must show valid identification and tickets.

Restricted items will be confiscated and entry refused to any persons not complying with conditions of entry.

The following items are not permitted in the event site:

  • No BYO beverages, including alcohol. Water is allowed in unopened plastic bottles.
  • No glass.
  • No sparklers, party poppers or candles.
  • No umbrellas (personal umbrellas under 50cm in length are allowed.
  • No chairs, however you can bring a low-lying beach chair, flat-fold mats and picnic rugs.

Responsible Service of Alcohol

Alcohol sales are subject to Responsible Service of Alcohol and Harm Minimisation Practices which will be strictly enforced.

  • Any guest under the influence of alcohol upon arrival will be refused entry.
  • Only people aged 18 and over are able to purchase and consume alcoholic beverages.
  • Patrons are strictly prohibited from suppling alcohol to minors.
  • You may be required to present photographic identification to security and bar staff in order to purchase alcohol.

Water Wise Events

The Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust is committed to achieving best practice in environmental management. All packaging of food and drinks sold on Trust lands for New Year's Eve is biodegradable or recyclable.

You can help us lessen the impact of New Year's Eve celebrations on our environment by:

For all the information specific to Royal Botanic Garden events, please follow @RGBSydney on twitter as well as the hashtags #NYEGarden and #SydNYE.

  • Using the correct bin when disposing of general waste or recycling.
  • Reusing your water bottle by using the refilling stations provided.
  • Binning your cigarette butts.