The 9pm Coogee Sparkles NYE fireworks could be back on this year with Randwick Council currently developing plans to host the family-friendly event if Public Health Orders at the time permit. The fireworks were not held in 2020 due to COVID and the 2021 fireworks were cancelled again in August by Council due to the uncertainty around public health order restrictions on outdoor gatherings.

However, since this time, health orders are relaxing inline with increasing vaccination rates and easing Government rules. With the changing climate, Council staff are currently investigating how the event could be held safely provided that the Public Health Orders, applicable at the time, permit an event of this type without requiring fencing, ticketing or seating.

The fireworks would also require agreement and support from local and state agencies before proceeding. Council would host the event under a COVID safe plan which would likely include capacity management, visible signage to communicate messaging, COVID marshals and increased security and site management. These extra requirements are likely increase the costs of putting on the event.

Hosting the Coogee NYE Fireworks would provide a short but significant free public celebration for the Randwick City community acknowledging the difficult and challenging year that’s been. It would also end the year on a positive note and usher in hopes for a safe and healthy 2022 for the whole community.

For more information about this event check the Randwick city council website: