137 George Street, The Rocks, Sydney | Ph: +61 2 9247 2714

NYE 2018

New Years Eve – Retro Summer

Open day & night for good old-fashioned fun! 



The best NYE parties have cold drinks, delicious food, great music, and good company. We’re bringing the best of every Summer Party you ever dreamed of – with retro party hits, cocktail specials, classic beers and more. Join us at the Fortune of War in the heart of the action just moments from the Sydney Harbour fireworks display in The Rocks, for an unforgettable night of live music, delicious food, and good times. Hawaiian shirts welcome!

Open from 9am until the early hours of 2019, Fortune of War is your place to celebrate!


Reservations & Walk-ins Welcome!

First Fleet Bistro welcomes reservations and walk in customers for both lunch and dinner this New Years Eve. Offering our full a la carte menu & friendly table service from 11.30am – late, welcoming children (under direct supervision of responsible adult) until 9pm!

(Please note, a General Admission Ticket is NOT required if you have a valid Bistro Reservation. Bistro Reservations include access to the bar area before & after your reservation time, pending capacity & RSA).





Your favourite artists are returning to the Fortune of War for the ultimate New Years Eve celebration! With Dan Mullins from 3-7pm, and Ted Nash from 8pm-midnight, they’ll be singing your favourite covers, requests, and singalongs.


Pre-purchase a $20 general admission ticket and receive:

  • complimentary drink on arrival (your choice of a schooner of tap beer or a glass of sparkling)
  • entry to The Rocks Precinct^
  • priority entry to venue (subject to venue capacity & RSA)*

We will endeavour to accommodate walk in customers on the day, subject to venue capacity and RSA. Please note ticket holders will receive priority entry over non-ticket holders.



NYE 2018 FAQs

  1. Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

General Admission Tickets are strictly 18+ only. Valid photo ID is required for venue entry. Minors are permitted under strict supervision of a responsible adult from 11.30am – 9pm in the First Fleet Bistro only. 

  1. What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

To plan your night, visit http://www.sydneynewyearseve.com/public-transport/

For those without a pre-purchased ticket or reservation, we will be open to the public, with free entry all day, subject to venue capacity and closure of The Rocks Precinct. When the fireworks vantage points reach capacity, the temporary gated entrance to The Rocks Precinct is closed off to the general public. Only guests with pre-purchased tickets or advance reservations are permitted entry to The Rocks Precinct after the gates are closed – don’t risk missing out, arrive early and pre-purchase your tickets to Fortune of War NYE and celebrate the best time of year!

  1. Are tickets compulsory?

No – our General Admission Tickets give you priority entry to the venue, however we will also allow walk-in customers on the day (subject to venue capacity & RSA). Similarly, customers who have a valid reservation in First Fleet Bistro DO NOT require an additional General Admission Ticket – you only need one or the other for access to both areas (subject to capacity). 


  1. Venue Entry & Ticket Conditions:

* The Fortune of War practices the Responsible Service of Alcohol. Management reserve all rights to evict or refuse entry based on behaviour, intoxication, or attire. Once venue reaches capacity, priority entry will be given to customers with pre-purchased tickets.
^ Entry to The Rocks Precinct is managed by Police & Transport officials, and whilst we endeavour to provide accurate information, changes may be made on the night for crowd safety reasons which are out of our control.