Lane Cove – Get Ready for New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve is just around the corner and it’s time to party party party. There are several places in Lane Cove and Longueville to see the fireworks.

Where to See the Fireworks on New Year’s Eve

The best place to see the fireworks is in Longueville. However, it is highly recommended that you park in Lane Cove and walk to Longueville. If you drive, you will spend at least an hour trying to leave Longueville. Many families go to the 9 pm fireworks and then go home. Any side street off Kenneth Street in Longueville facing the harbour is an ideal spot.

The closest place to have dinner before seeing the fireworks in Longueville is at The Longueville Sporting Club (aka the Diddy).  The Bistro will be open between 12 and 9pm.  Bookings are essential on 9427 2210.  There will be a snag sizzle for the kids.

Other people like to see the fireworks from St Michael’s Church.

Manns Point Greenwich is also highly rated as a place to watch the NYE fireworks. You will need to enter Greenwich before the RMS road closures are in effect. These closures are to limit the number of vehicles entering the Greenwich Peninsula.  Road Closure details are set out in the box below.

5.30PM 31 DECEMBER 2018 TO 2AM 1 JANUARY 2019

  • Greenwich Rd south of Bay Street
  • Chisholm Street south of Edwin Street


Between 5:30pm and 6pm – Residents and their visitors will be allowed to enter the road closures (with appropriate proof of address)

From 6pm onwards – no access will be allowed into the road closures for anyone, including residents, with the exception of emergency services.

Vehicles will be permitted to exit the road closure from 9pm onwards after a safety assessment of all pedestrian and vehicle movements and other potential hazards has been conducted by on site NSW Police officers. This assessment may result in longer wait periods. Vehicles will be allowed to enter the road closure after 2am.

Alcohol-Free Zones are again in place this New Year’s Eve in all Harbour and Lane Cove River foreshore parks and reserves. From 6:00 pm on Sunday 31 December 2018, consumption of alcohol is prohibited from Burns Bay Reserve to the Greenwich Peninsula and also at Kingsford Smith Oval. This applies until 9:00 am Monday 1 January 2019.

You can also go to the New Year’s Open House at St Aidan’s Church Longueville lots of fun and family friendly more info here.

Hosting a Party on New Year’s Eve

If you are having a party at your house, we have some few tips on getting ready for the big night. Pop into Porter’s Liquor Northwood and speak to them about your drink requirements. They offer glasses, free delivery and you can return any of the alcohol you do not use (that has not been on ice and the labels are legible). They are so good at the party caper, that they can tell you how much each person will generally drink!!!!

porters van

If you need party food, try out one of our caterers listed in our Business Directory. Chargrill Charlies is a good option for chicken and salads.

Make sure you stock up on dips and chips asap – we have been caught out in the past on New Year’s Eve – the aisle at Woollies and Coles were very empty.

Want to make your party stylish – invite the team at Walkers Party Hire North Shore to help you out.  Check out this groovy glow in the dark furniture.  Perhaps you need a dance floor – no problems Walkers can help you.


New Year’s Day

After all that partying, you will need a coffee, we will soon be publishing our list of cafes/supermarket etc open on New Year’s Day

Have fun this New Year’s Eve and we looking forward to an In The Cove New Year.


In the Cove is supported by some brilliant sponsors (without their support we could not undertake the community and charity work we do!!). Porters Northwood is a gold sponsor and they would love you to pop in and say hi to them.

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Porter’s Liquor Northwood
Address: 1 Northwood Road, Northwood NSW 2066
Phone: 9427 1337
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