The following information relates to the 2017 event.
Please stay tuned to this page for more information surrounding upcoming events in mid-2018.
Q. What time will the fireworks start?
The Wagga Wagga City Council Fiery Fireworks Finale will take place between 9.30pm and 9.50pm. The best place to view the fireworks from will be from APEX Park.There will be a short midnight fireworks display from the western side of the Lake which will be visible to residents of Lake Albert and surrounds.
Q. Will we be able to access the waters of Lake Albert from APEX Park or the Boat Club ramp on December 31, 2017?
So the fireworks can be set-up safely, the boat ramps at Lake Albert will be closed from 8am on Sunday 31 December, 2017 until 6am the following day. No unauthorised vessels or persons will be permitted to enter the Lake during this time. Organiser’s would like to thank all members of the skiing/boating community for their understanding and support.
Q. Will we be able to swim in Lake Albert during the event?
No. For the safety of yourself and others, organisers strongly discourage adults and children from wadding in the waters of Lake Albert during the event. The Lake currently has blue green algae - click here to learn more about Councils 'red alert'. Perhaps parents will consider taking the kids for a swim before the event kicks off or, letting the kids play under the mister (provided by Lake Albert RFS) at APEX Park during the afternoon.
Q. Should I bring along my own seating?
Yes! Please BYO camping chair and picnic rug.
Q. Can I supply my own food and beverages?
Yes! While there will be a wide variety of vendors selling food and beverages on the day, you’re welcome to bring along your own eskies with food and drinks. That said, organisers would appreciate it if you would refrain from bringing glass bottles, glass bowls or any other form of glass to the event.
Q. Can I purchase alcohol at APEX Park?
No. There will be no alcohol for sale at APEX Park. If you and your party would like to BYO alcohol, you can however, we urge you to remember that this is a family-friendly event and that those who choose to consume alcohol should do so in moderation.
Q. Where should I park?
Those who live within walking distance of the Lake are encouraged to leave their vehicle/s at home and walk to and from the event. At this stage, parking will be available along Eastlake Drive (and it’s side streets), Main Street, and in the general vicinity.
APEX Park carpark will not be open to the public on the day.
Q. Will there be courtesy buses running on the night?
Organisers will invite local hotels to run a bus/buses from the corner of Eastlake Drive and Lake Street after the 9.30pm fireworks.
Q. Are there accessible toilets on site?
Yes, the permanent toilet block has accessible toilets.
Q. Can I bring my pet to Wagga Skyworks?
No. Due to the large numbers of people that will be in attendance and the fireworks, pets will not be prohibited. Please think of your pet and other patrons, and leave all animals at home this NYE.
Q. Can I smoke at the event?
The Wagga Skyworks precinct will be a non-smoking area. Smokers will be encouraged to use designated smoking areas during the event.
Q. What happens to lost property?
Wagga Skyworks will assume no responsibility for any lost belongings. Please keep your belongings close to you at all times.
Q. Will there be photographers and videographers present at the event?
Yes. There will be intermittent photography and video footage captured during the event. This content will feature public spaces and crowds attending the event. The photos and footage gathered on the night will be used for future promotional purposes by Wagga Skyworks (Rantselle Pty Ltd) and Visit Wagga Wagga. If you do not wish to be photographed or filmed, please let the photographer and/or video production crew know.
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY
In the event of an emergency patrons will be directed by Wagga Skyworks staff and volunteers to Lake Albert Oval.
If you have lost your child or have found a lost child, please report to the ‘Information/Wristband Tent’ located near the stage in APEX Park. From here, our friendly staff and/or relevant authorities will endeavour to reunite both parties.
To avoid unnecessary stress/confusion please write your mobile number on your child's wristband or on the inside of your child's forearm with permanent marker.