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Mon 31 Dec, 6.30 PM - 1 AM

Midnight at the Oasis

Celebrate your New Year’s Eve in Sydney at this stylish waterside dinner boasting incredible panoramic views across the harbour of the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge.


Monday 31 December, 6.30 pm - 1 am




Fleet Steps
The Royal Botanic Garden
Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney


Adult only


Public transport recommended

Celebrate your New Year’s Eve in Sydney at this stylish waterside dinner boasting incredible panoramic views across the harbour of the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge.
Enjoy a delicious 3-course meal at your reserved dining table, then hit the dance floor while you party along with the live band and live DJ. A tiered grandstand offers additional seating to watch the fireworks.

Exclusive 18+ only event.

*Every ticket purchased supports the work of our science, horticulture and conservation projects.

What is included:

  • Exclusive access to the spectacular Fleet Steps harbour-side location 
  • A sumptuous three-course meal and a late supper
  • Licensed cash bars with quality beverages for sale
  • Reserved communal tables
  • Live DJ, live band and dance floor


"It was brilliantly organised, really nice food and a relaxed atmosphere. The music was excellent…. I wouldn't change the event in any way."
Guest from UK, 2017
"This is the fifth time we have attended your event and it is always excellent event, so congratulations again on a well organised event."
Jo Rassos, guest from Sydney, 2017
"Really very well managed, it was lovely!... Such a nice venue, location, style - will definitely go again."
Rob Harrison, guest from Sydney
Important Information

Still have questions? We have the answers. Check out our frequently asked question below and get all the inside information.

Q: What time is the event? 
Gates open at 6.30 pm with last entry at 8.30 pm. The event finishes at 1 am, with last drinks served at 12.30am.

Q: What beverages are available?
Jugs of water are available from the bars. Beverages are not included in the ticket price but can be purchased from the three cash bars. Photo ID may be requested. See the bar menu here.

Q: Can I bring alcohol or other drinks to Midnight at the Oasis?
No. Midnight at the Oasis is a licensed event and a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for sale. Beverages bought to the venue will be confiscated at the bag check. The Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust reserves the right to confiscate any restricted items and/or refuse entry to any persons not complying with Conditions of Entry.

Q: 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. Patrons will hear the synchronized fireworks music broadcast. 

Q: What time are the fireworks? And what view will I have?
There are two fireworks displays on New Year’s Eve - at 9.00 pm and at midnight. Both displays are synchronised to music which is broadcast at the event. 
There are panoramic views of the harbour from this event site and tiered grandstand seating is available to all patrons for viewing the fireworks. Some dining tables have partially restricted views due to low lying tree canopies and event structures.
Q: What are the seating arrangements?
Midnight at the Oasis offers communal reserved tables with configurations of 4, 6 or 8 seats. Please note, it is likely that 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 on our ticketing site. 

Please also note that some tables 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 the celebrations on Sydney Harbour can be viewed and enjoyed.

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

Q: 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 ID may be requested at entry and at the bars.

Q: 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 enquiry (pending availability). They can be contacted on:

•    Email:
•    Phone (Australia): 1300 762 344
•    Phone (Outside Australia): +612 8310 7566

Q: Is Midnight at the Oasis a wheelchair accessible event?

Yes. 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 detailed access information for people with disability, please refer to the fact sheet

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

Q: 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 quite cool at night.

Q: When do ticket sales close?
Ticket sales will close 2.00 pm on 30 December 2017 unless sold out prior.

Q: 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 City of Sydney. In the event that the fireworks are cancelled, the Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust will not be held responsible or provide compensation.

Q: What is included in the meal and how is this served?
Guests receive an entrée 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 number 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. View the menu here.

Q: I have a special dietary requirement. What should I do?
The published menu and corresponding ticket type accommodates most of the common dietary requirements such as vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, 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.
Q: Can I bring additional food to site?
No. Additional snacks are available to purchase at the bars if required.

Enjoy a 3-course meal and late supper at your reserved table. A full menu is available here.

Q: 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. View map location

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

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

Q: How do I get there?
Due to extensive road closures and high pedestrian traffic in the city, public transport is the easiest option to get to the event. There are additional trains, bus and ferry services available and transport hubs are within easy reach of this site.

The closest train stations are: 
•    Martin Place Train Station: 1 km from the managed access entry gate on Art Gallery Rd.
•    St James Train Station: 900 m to the managed access gate entry gate on Art Gallery Rd.

For additional transport information visit transportnsw, or phone 131 500. 
All ticket holders will be sent detailed arrival and transport information via email prior to the event. 

Fleet Steps south, Mrs Macquaries Point. Entry via Art Gallery Road. View location map

Facilities and Site Details

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

ATMs: We recommend you bring cash to Midnight at the Oasis. There are no ATM or credit card facilities on site. We cannot guarantee consistent operation of eftpos facilities during the event.

Pass Outs: There are NO pass outs once a ticket holder has entered

Conditions of Entry

Please remember you are entering the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney and Domain – a sensitive environment. Please consider the safety of other patrons. All patrons entering the site will be subject to security bag check 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 will not be allowed to be brought into the event site:

•    No BYO beverages including alcohol and water
•    No glass
•    No sparklers, party poppers or candles
•    No umbrellas (personal umbrellas under 50 cm are allowed)

Responsible Service of Alcohol

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

•    Any patrons under the influence of alcohol on arrival will be refused entry.
•    Only people aged 18 and over are able to purchase and consume alcoholic beverages. 
•    Patrons are strictly prohibited from supplying alcohol to minors onsite (i.e. persons under 18 years of age).
•    You may be required to present photographic ID to security and bar staff in order to purchase alcohol. 

Waste Wise Events

The Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust is committed to achieving best practice in environmental management. All packaging of food and drinks sold on trust land for NYE is biodegradable or recyclable. 

You can help us lessen the impact of NYE celebrations on our environment. How?

•    Please use the correct bin when disposing of general waste or recycling
•    Reuse your water bottle at the water refill stations provided
•    Please bin your butts!

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