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Mon 31 Dec, 5PM - 12.15AM

Foundation & Friends New Year's Eve Picnic with Friends

** Tickets are on sale in August **

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Welcome 2019 from one of the most desirable locations in Sydney, the Royal Botanic Garden. Foundation & Friends Members and their guests are invited to enjoy the beautiful surrounds of the garden whilst watching the fireworks from one of the best vantage points in town, at this harbour-side picnic.

Enjoy the ease and comfort of bringing your own picnic equipment, including a comfy rug and beach chairs, plus your own food and drink, to one of the few harbour-side locations in Sydney where alcohol is permitted. Capacity is limited so that guests may have the freedom to relax in the ample space of the Mare and Foal Lawn.

This is an exclusive event for Foundation & Friends’ Members and their guests. Become a Member to have access to tickets.

Please join as a Member before you buy tickets at 

Tickets to this New Year’s Eve event must be booked by a Member.


Monday 31 December, 5pm - 12.15am




Mare & Foal Statue Lawn
The Royal Botanic Garden
Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney


All ages


Public transport recommended
Important Information
Tickets must be booked by Members of Foundation & Friends of the Botanic Gardens only.

A maximum of 10 tickets can be purchased per Membership
i.e. if if you have a Household Membership you are entitled to two (2) Member priced tickets, plus eight (8) non-member or children tickets. If you have an Individual Membership you are entitled to one (1) Member priced ticket, plus nine (9) non-member or children tickets.
Q: How do I join as a Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens (Foundation & Friends) Member?
A: Join online at or call 02 9231 8182 (Monday - Friday, 9am-5pm).

Q: If I change my mind or my circumstances change can my tickets be refunded?
A: No. Once the tickets have been issued, there will be no refunds. Tickets are non-transferable.

Q: Will tickets be sold at the event?
A: No. There will be no ticket sales at the event. All attendees must present a ticket to gain entry. Tickets are non-transferable.

Q: How do we enter the Botanic Garden for the event?
A: Entry will open at 5pm via the Woolloomooloo Gate on Mrs Macquaries Road. Exit will be via the same point. 

Q: My partner and I have a Household membership, how many tickets can we buy?
A: You can purchase a maximum of 10 tickets together, 2 x member tickets and 8 x non-member or children tickets.

Q: Can I buy food at the event?
A: No, this is a self-catered event. All food and drinks must be brought into the event. Please note no glass or sharp knives are permitted at the event, please use plastic utensil and cups.

Q: Can I bring alcohol into the event?
A: Yes. The amount of alcohol permitted per person must fit into the equivalent of a small handheld esky. We encourage the responsible consumption of alcohol. Please note all glass bottles will be confiscated on entry. Please decant into plastic bottles/container prior to arrival.

Q: What type of event is this?
A: It is a family-friendly picnic on the grass overlooking Sydney Harbour and the bridge.

Q: I have lost my ticket, what do I do?
A: No replacement tickets will be issued. The member that booked the tickets will need to call the Foundation & Friends Office to notify them of the loss. Telephone: (02) 9231 8182.
Due to the risk of fraudulent transactions, we have restricted transactions on our website from countries other than Australia.

If you tried to process transactions on our website and have failed, please email our office on, stating your name, address and what event you would like to book.

We will then email you back and provide further details on how to book online.

Thank you for your support of Foundation & Friends.
All tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Any incorrect ticket purchases will be refunded and you will be notified. It will then be the member’s responsibility to re-book the tickets correctly. For more information about T&Cs call (02) 9231 8182.