New South Wales
The CBD frontline worker fireworks vantage point offering is cancelled.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian has urged revellers to show restraint and not kiss or hug people outside of their household.
Hospitality venues in Greater Sydney will remain open but must adhere to the one person per four square metres rule. Dancing is again banned.
Council events may continue but they must be controlled and seated with no mingling, and record keeping requirements must be strictly adhered to.
A short, seven minute fireworks display will continue at midnight.
Unless you have a New Year’s Eve Pass through Service NSW, you will not be able to enter designated zones around Circular Quay, North Sydney and the City.
For the Northern Beaches peninsula zone, indoor and outdoor gatherings will be allowed for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day but will be restricted to five visitors in total from within your zone (and includes at homes).
For the southern zone of the Northern Beaches, indoor and outdoor gatherings will be allowed for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day but will be restricted to 10 visitors in total from within your zone (and includes at homes).
A maximum of 30 visitors are allowed inside homes per day. This means if 30 guests are inside a house at midnight, the quota for January 1 has been used up.
There’s no limit to how many households those 30 people can come from and infants under one-year-old are not included in the cap.
Melbourne’s annual firework display has been cancelled to minimise the spread of Covid in the recently liberated city.
Dancing at night clubs will also be allowed, subject to the one person per 4 square metres, with a maximum of 50 people.
Brisbane residents are welcome to visit the city’s 2,000 parks for barbecues and other end of year celebrations.
Dancing is allowed in all venues, with one person per two square metres allowed on the dancefloor.
Up to 50 people can party in any home, with 100 people allowed outside.
Revellers aren’t allowed to consume alcohol in public parks, and there will be increased security.
Annual fireworks displays on the Sunshine Coast and South Bank in Brisbane have been cancelled.
Redcliffe Markets are hosting a family friendly event with live music and fireworks at 7:30pm and 9pm.
The 9:30 pm and midnight fireworks will go ahead from the middle of the River Derwent.
The fireworks displays will be higher so that each show will be visible from more vantage points throughout the Clarence and Hobart local government areas.
The Taste of Tasmania and the Sydney to Hobart yacht race have both been cancelled.
Waterfront restaurants and bars will be operating in accordance with Tasmanian Government COVID-19 guidelines to provide for public safety. Locals are encouraged to book ahead.
Perth’s New Year’s Eve fireworks and events along the famous Swan River, Rottnest Island, Mandurah and on the banks of the Cannington River will go ahead as planned.
The city’s 15th annual Feel Alive Again music and culture festival will be pushed back until March 6, 2021.
‘COVID-19 Event Conditions would compromise the quality of event and limit interactions and the overall event experience expected from Origin Fields,’ organisers said.
There is no limit to the number of guests Western Australians residents are allowed in their homes, as long as there is no more than one person per 2 sq m.
There is also no limit on the number allowed at public gatherings as long as there is at least 2 sq m of space a person.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, bookings are essential for most functions and many have already sold out.
Venues in SA can allow dancing and drinking at the same time at private functions of up to 200 people.
To be eligible to allow dancing and drinking at the same time, venues must cap patrons at 200 and pre-sell tickets to all events.
South Australian residents can have up to 50 guests in their home.
In the Top End, patrons can dance at any venue.
Up to 7,000 people are expected to flock to Darwin’s Waterfront for its New Year’s Eve event.
There’s no limit to how many people can gather indoors or outdoors in the NT, but people should keep 1.5 metres from those from other households.
The annual New Year’s Eve fireworks and concert in Canberra have been cancelled – the second time in a row following last year’s cancellation due to bushfire smoke.
Venues can have one person per two-square-metres on the dancefloor, with a maximum of 25 people.
There is no limit on household visitors.
New South Wales