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Trick or Treat: Your essential Halloween guide for Mosman, Cremorne and Neutral Bay.

Published On: October 25, 2023

Mosman Collective has put together a handy local guide for celebrating Halloween 2023.


This year’s Halloween falls on a Tuesday, which means local kids – and an inevitable influx of visitors – will be on several local streets to Trick or Treat.

Thankfully, for residents on certain popular streets, the weekday event means crowds will (hopefully) be kept local.

We won’t publish the names of the “best” Trick or Treat enclaves to visit in Mosman, Cremorne and Neutral Bay, but we will urge EVERYONE attending the celebration to do their bit and help Halloween hosts, by donating a jumbo bag of lollies.

And to keep the festivities under control, please consider the following guidelines to make Halloween in Mosman a fun, friendly, safe and low stress event for everyone!

The Australian Retailers Association estimates Halloween spending will hit $490 million this year, up 14 per cent on 2022. That figure includes spending on items such as decorations, costumes and lollies.


Mosman and the lower north shore “go big” when it comes to Trick or Treating, with several streets very popular for Sydneysiders.

“Halloween is always popular on the lower north shore but for some reason people from all over Sydney descend on our part of the world,” one local resident told Mosman Collective.

“While we welcome everyone, we ask that people help out by providing a bag of lollies to home owners who are participating.

“It is a massive expense and this year I’ve spent at least $300 on treats.”

Lower north shore kids have embraced the Halloween tradition in recent years.

Halloween this years falls on a Monday.

For trick-or-treating, a supervising adult is advised to join children as a chaperone, instead of having groups of free-range kids moving about en-mass.

Older kids should be mindful of our littlies, and please – please – please REMEMBER YOUR MANNERS when visiting other people’s front yards.

Residents in participating streets go to a massive effort in hosting this annual event. Saying “please” and “thank you” goes a long way!

Wildlife advocates have urged households to be aware of the implications of keeping some types of decorations up for the weeks before October 31. Wispy fake spiderweb material can trap local birds, or create problems for their chicks when they use the synthetic material in their nests.

“We are concerned. We became aware of this last year and, to be honest, it was not on our radar before that,” said BirdLife Australia’s Sean Dooley.

Mosman streets are visited by parents and kids from all over Sydney each year.

A group of Mosman children photographed on a popular local street during Halloween.

For teens who’ve outgrown Trick or Treating, Luna Park is unleashing hell with Halloscream from Friday 27 October to 31 October, with three horror mazes, an immersive horror-themes interactive attraction and of course, unlimited rides all night.

Please note this is not suitable for kids under 14.

Love it – or loathe it, Halloween is here – and we wish you all a fun, friendly and safe afternoon celebration!

Our Top Trending Halloween Costume Ideas for 2023 (inspired by movies and TV)

• Weird Barbie

• Oppenheimer

• Wednesday Addams

• Chef Sydney from Bear

• Princess Peach

• Shiv Roy from Succession

• Roller Blade Ken

• Tanya from White Lotus

• Bluey


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Balgowlah Heights beckons Mosman buyers with big homes – on big blocks.
North Sydney congratulates its champion local green thumbs for 2023.

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