NYE Light up the Sky

Event Overview

On 31 December 2021, Liverpool City Council’s signature New Year’s Eve celebration Light Up the Sky returns to help the residents of Liverpool herald in 2022.  

This follows a successful debut last year when Light Up the Sky became the second largest celebration in New South Wales, following the Sydney Harbour fireworks.

The simultaneous fireworks display will commence at 9pm at six different activation sites across the Liverpool Local Government Area, leveraging high level aerial shells and wide effects to maximise visibility from homes, backyards, and driveways.

Those unable to view the fireworks will have the chance to view and share a livestream of the fireworks display with their family and friends from Council’s Facebook page.

Liverpool has emerged from one of the toughest and longest lockdowns in Greater Sydney.

Council’s Light Up the Sky celebration is a testament to what can be achieved with innovation and creativity and heralds a new era of COVID Safe events in a post-lockdown environment.

The firing sites of Council's NYE: Light Up the Sky will be located throughout the Local Government Area in the suburbs of Hammondville, Moorebank, Sadleir, Casula, Prestons and West Hoxton. These sites have been chosen by our pyrotechnics suppliers to ensure the sites meet all the necessary requirements in size and surrounds to maximise both safety and visibility.

If you live in these suburbs or surrounds, you could have views from your driveway or backyard. You can also move to other areas for a clearer line-of-sight provided you adhere to social distancing restrictions and restrictions on outdoor gatherings. Please ensure you pick a site that is safe for you and your family being mindful of traffic and ground surfaces.

Thank you to our Exclusive Media Partner 2DayFM for helping bring this event to life.

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This year, Council will also be returning its NYE: Light Up the Sky Photography Competition with 1 x 10 $100 EFTPOS gift vouchers up for grabs. The competition is open to all members 18 years or older in the Liverpool community. To enter, simply:

1. Follow Council on Facebook or Instagram (if you aren't already)

2. Post a photo of someone you know enjoying Council's fireworks display to your Facebook OR Instagram profile.

3. Use the hashtag #NYELightUpTheSky

Ensure your Facebook or Instagram is set to public or tag Liverpool City Council - so we can find you!

Winners will be chosen by a panel of judges appointed by Council.

You can read the Competition Terms and Conditions here. Need some inspo? Check out last year's winners.

Where will the fireworks displays be located? 

Firing sites will be located in Hammondville, Moorebank, Sadleir, Casula, Prestons and West Hoxton.

Fireworks display sites have been chosen by our pyrotechnics suppliers to ensure the sites meet all the necessary requirements in size and surrounds to maximise safety and visibility.

Will you be releasing the addresses? 

There will be no public access to the firing sites. In order to keep everyone as safe as possible, we encourage all residents to find their own safe vantage points near your own residences to safely view the fireworks in a COVID Safe manner.

Will I be able to see the fireworks?

Most fireworks will reach a height of approximately 120-metres featuring large bursts which have been designed and selected to maximise visibility across vast distances.

You could have views from your driveway or backyard. You can also move to other areas for a clearer line-of-sight provided you adhere to social distancing restrictions and restrictions on outdoor gatherings. Please ensure you pick a site that is safe for you and your family being mindful of traffic and ground surfaces.

Please the visit NSW Health website for more information on any COVID-19 restrictions applicable at the time of any event occurring.

When will the fireworks go off and for how long?  

Only 9pm fireworks have been scheduled and the display will go for approximately seven minutes.

Can I attend the firing site? 

The firing sites are not open to the public and are exclusion zones to ensure the safe firing of the fireworks and the event progresses in a COVID Safe manner.

Will there be anything else happening at the site?  

The firing site will not feature any further components including food trucks, performers or activities. There will be no public access to the site or exclusion zone. We strongly advise staying home, in your street, or in an area that provides ample space for social distancing and not attending the firing site. The firing sites will only be staffed by the fireworks contractors and security contractors.

Can we watch the fireworks online?  

We will be livestreaming the fireworks on our Facebook page from 9pm. Please follow our Facebook and Instagram pages and subscribe to our Liverpool Life e-newsletter for more updates including how to be participate in our photography competition during the celebrations.

What measures are you taking to ensure public safety? 

Council is working closely with Police, Fire and Rescue, local RFS and Health authorities to ensure the event can proceed safely and not pose risk to our community. For this purpose, please do not attend the fireworks site and instead watch from your home, street or local area, whilst always adhering to the existing Public Health Order. Our local emergency services have been notified and will be on standby if any safety concerns should arise.

Will fireworks proceed if bushfire risk is high? 

Council is working closely with our local RFS and Fire and Rescue to mitigate potential bushfire hazards at our firing sites so that the event can proceed. In the event of catastrophic bushfire conditions, the NSW RFS may request or impose a cancellation and we will work together with them to ensure the display is managed appropriately.

What happens if it rains?

The show must go on! If weather conditions become extreme and pose risk to staff and security onsite, the event may be cancelled. Notification will be provided via Council’s social media channels.

Media accreditation?

Media are requested to contact Kirsty Timsans, Liverpool City Council Communications Officer, to receive accreditation to photograph, film or run interviews at the event – timsansk@liverpool.nsw.gov.au.

Who can I contact if I have any further questions?

You can drop a line to Council's Events team at events@liverpool.nsw.gov.au.

Light Up The Sky 2021