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Sydney’s Spookiest Suburbs to Trick-or-Treat this Halloween!

Planning to take the kids trick-or-treating this Halloween? These are the Sydney neighbourhoods that embrace the eerie celebration. Get ready to get your ghoul on.

Halloween is fast approaching, and if you have a superhero (cue Captain Underpants and Wonder Woman), or tamed tiger or puppy chomping at the bit to get their hands on some Halloween sweets, you’d better get your walking shoes ready and embrace your spooky spirit. Here are the best Sydney suburbs to go trick-or-treating this Halloween. Happy haunting!

*And it goes without saying, be sure to keep COVID-Safe and follow the guidelines and restrictions set out by the NSW Government.

Balmain and Balmain East

One of the longest-running Halloween celebrations in Sydney, Nicholson Street Public School in Balmain East has been holding a spooktacular festival for over 25 years. On Saturday 30th October, the family-friendly festival will keep everyone entertained with parades, fundraisers, games, stalls, food, music and more. Don the whole family in costumes and enjoy the celebrations in the lead up to trick-or-treating on the 31st.  


Centennial Park

The swamp monsters will be lurking about in Centennial Park this Halloween. The annual Swamp Monsters Activity Trail is set to be a big hit again this year, with a full day of ghostly games, puzzles, spooky treats, and even a pumpkin carving competition to keep your little spook-sters entertained. The ghoulish activity trail starts every 15 minutes from 9am to 4.30pm on Saturday 27th October.  

Tickets $17.70 per child

Bekir Donmez, Unsplash

Frenchs Forest

If you’re keen to get into the spooky spirit but would rather keep the kids off the street, head to Wannabees Halloween Disco in Frenchs Forest. On Saturday 27th October, disco music, games, sweets, snacks, parades, and all the cute and kooky Halloween costumes you can imagine will be on display from 4pm to 6pm at Wannabees play centre. 

Tickets $15, available online or at the door.


Make your way to Hastings Parade in Bondi and get ready to be spooked by cobwebbed houses, fog machines, and dangerously believable stunt coffins. The popular thoroughfare in Bondi is one of the top trick-or-treating spots in Sydney, so it’s best to get there early to nab some sweets before they all run out. 


For one day during spring, the attention shifts from Randwick Race Course to Gumara Road, Hendy Avenue and Rainbow, Ellen and Dangar streets. Here, you will find costume-clad kids going door to door in a bid to find as many lollies as possible. Plenty of sweets will be available at these Halloween hotspots. 


Grab your jack-o’-lanterns and hit the streets of this harbourside suburb for some Franken-tastic fun. Holt, Spencer and Medusa Streets are the most popular among the young ones (and the young at heart). You’re guaranteed a decent haul by the end of the night if you start spooking from the early evening.

East Lindfield

A suburb that has fully embraced all things spooky, East Lindfield swarms with trick-or-treaters on Halloween. Starting around 5pm, the action is centred on Middle Harbour Road and the surrounding avenues. If you live in the area, make sure your pantry is stocked full of sweets. 

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Wahroonga’s Grosvenor, Braeside, Kintore and Cleveland streets are set to embrace the spooktacular spirit this Halloween. Make the most of the haunted homes and make sure to bring a big bucket for the treats that will quickly pile up. If you’ve got the energy to go further, Burns Road and Water Street have been known to participate in the freaky festivities.


Halloween can get real eerie in this Inner West neighbourhood. Steer clear of the Witches houses along Johnston Street and head to Railway Parade and Annandale, Trafalgar and Nelson streets for some seriously fun costume-clad festivities among the locals.

St Ives and St Ives Chase

One of the most family-friendly suburbs on the North Shore is a big hit on Halloween. Festivities will be well and truly underway in St Ives and St Ives Chase, with spooky decorations, creepy crawlies, eerie colours, and plenty of lollies to go around. The Halloween high is usually centred on Warrimoo and Gould Avenue in St Ives Chase, and Hayle Street, Athena Avenue, and Woodbury Road in St Ives. 

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