New Year’s Eve Melbourne is an event in itself in one of the best event cities in the world. So you know you are going to find NYE fun! As well as the spectacular city and docklands fireworks there are lots of restaurants, cruises and parties and events, both large and small to cater for all tastes. Summer time in Melbourne for New Year’s Eve means normally a very pleasant climate for being indoors and outdoors for the upcoming 31st December celebrations. Plans are now underway for celebrations to see out 2016 and welcome in 2017 at some great New Year’s Eve Melbourne and Greater Melbourne party events.
You will be able to see out the old year and welcome in the new year in style or as relaxed as you want to be. The major areas of the city around the Yarra and the Docklands are normally very busy, so it is important to book early and generally advisable to at least have a venue or restaurant as a base that you can go in and out of to see the fireworks. So bookings are certainly advisable. It also gives you a great meeting point fro you and your friends.
Normally events at Melbourne venues range in prices from Free to $250 per person on New Year’s Eve. Over the years we’ve seen the average is around the $125 per person. So there is something for everyone! Even families with kids or large numbers including elderly can be catered for easily in Melbourne. There are some fabulous restaurants that cater for celebrating New Year’s Eve for families! Check out the details below.
And for the NYE Party animals who want to have a big new year’s eve Melbourne style, then there will be a myriad of events to appeal to everyone. There will be all sorts of events including those with DJ’s, bands or maybe even Karaoke, and in terms of themes there will be costume, glitter, masquerade, black tie, casual, beach parties all over Melbourne and even on the water with cruises. Some will be all inclusive in terms of price. So that means drinks may be included and maybe even some food. And for other NYE packages you may have to pay for drinks. Make sure you checkout all the details below as there are always some great value NYE offerings and its important to get in early most of the time!
Next, if you are planning a big NYE night. Then plan to stay in the city and book your accommodation in advance. Over the years we’ve noticed great variation in prices for accommodation. So don’t be afraid to ask for any deals or query any specials. Inclusions of breakfast and a late checkout and/or extra day are probably a good idea!
New Year’s Eve Melbourne Events and Parties
The Wharf Hotel
03 8680 6000
Chase the Sun NYE
Dress with a touch of coachella meets the hamptons (summer casual) and ring in the New Year at the Wharf Hotel. Party the night away on the banks of the Yarra with live music and a 5 hour all-inclusive drinks & grazers package with entertainment from DJ NIC & EMPIRE LIVE.
General Admission: $140 pp
Early Bird: $120 pp
Groups (10+): $120 pp
0418 570 337
NYE H2oh! HARBOURSIDE
The NYE H2oh! crew are stepping it up once again & hosting another epic event on the Docklands Promenade Waterfront. Bringing in the New Year with Melbourne’s Hottest Djs & Live Vocal Acts. Venue boasts a massive open air terrace over looking Victoria Harbour & the amazing Melbourne city skyline – With the Fireworks launching pads directly in front of the venue, you’ll have front row seats to view Melbourne’s biggest fireworks display!!
General Admission: $140
‘Vodka O’ VIP: $180
Groups ( 8+ ) $130 for GA ( limited tix )
03 9670 6612
NYE Masquerade Ball 2016
Enjoy a fabulous view of the Docklands Fireworks whilst enjoying some great music from leading DJ’s with 2 fantastic 5 hour food & drink packages at Harbour Kitchen. Enjoy scrumptious food with basic drinks or upgrade to premium drinks with a VIP package. This venue also has early dining options available.
Early Dining: $60
Group Discount Available
European Bier Café & Aer Rooftop Bar
03 9663 1222
NYE Masquerade Party
Enjoy a 7 Hour food & drinks package (7pm – 2am) at this Masquerade themed party. Celebrate the New Year over 4 levels with LIVE entertainment and a fantastic food & beverage package including cocktail on arrival, 15 premium bier & ciders on tap, basic spirits, selection of wines, soft drinks, canapes and pizza all night.
Early Bird: $135*
*Until Dec 14
03 9670 9933
Platform 28 NYE 2016
Come and party New Year’s Eve Melbourne style at Platform 28’s award winning terrace balcony and indoor lounge. Enjoy NYE entertainment inclusive packages. Your all inclusive New Year’s party awaits with a 4 1/2 Hour Food and Beverage pack and Entertainment from DJ Aurelia Sky & DJ Frida. Platform 28 practices responsible service of alcohol.
Early Bird: $100
2nd Release: $115
3rd and Final: $130
Showtime Events Centre
03 9687 1777
Darkness and Light NYE 2016
Enjoy a fun loving vibe at this spectacular event set on the Yarra River overlooking the CBD and the amazing Melbourne skyline. Be entertained by amazing music, exciting dancers set to wow and some truly amazing lighting installation. Choose a package that suits your needs. Packages are all inclusive and include food and drinks for the night. For something extra special take a look at the Premium Booths on offer.
General: $155 | $135*
VIP Access: $175 | $155*
Private Booth: $2,000
* Early Bird Price
Penthouse 15 and Blue Diamond presents… Carnivale NYE 2016/17
Celebrate the new year surrounded by breathtaking panoramic views of Melbourne’s multi million dollar fireworks show perched sky high on level 15. Party in the New Year with a South American Themed Extravaganza featuring a Brazilian Floorshow, Costumed Dancers, Spectacular Fireworks and City Views, Outdoor Balcony and Terrace, Live Entertainment & DJ'S .
Early Bird: $65
2nd Release: $79
NEW YEARS EVE 2016/2017
Featuring Special International Guest to be announced!
After a sell out event last year this year Promiseland is returning bigger than ever this New Year's Eve and bringing one of the Worlds hottest international artists with it. Celebrate the New Year surrounded by breathtaking waterfront views of Melbourne’s multi million dollar fireworks display.
Amazing Fireworks & Waterfront Views // Indoor & Outdoor Event. Stay tuned for more info…
Soon to have all the exciting new years details.
Little Red Pocket
03 9078 2051
This awesome Melbourne party venue in Little Collins Street for the last few NYE has had funky street parties with inclusive packages of food and drinks. We can’t wait for details of this venues 2016 New Years offering.
NYE event party for 2016 coming soon.
03 9939 1408
Marrakech New Year’s Eve Party
Melbourne comes alive on New Year’s Eve at Marrakech . Enjoy a 5 hours all inclusive drinks package with finger food to get the NYE party started. And try one of our famous Moroccan Shisha fruit pipes on the night.
Early Bird Tickets: $75
03 9600 1574
Campari New Year’s Eve
Celebrate the New Year 2016 at Campari House over with live DJ’s across 3 Levels, enjoy a 4 hour beverage package and dress in cocktail attire with a touch of gold. Rooftop Package Access 3 levels, watch the fireworks from the rooftop | House Package Access 2 Levels
Ticket details for NYE 2016 coming.
World Restaurant & Bar
03 9690 6999
World New Year’s Eve
A New Year’s Eve Melbourne of old school Cuban soul! Live Cuban Soul Band & DJ, Riverside view of the fireworks, kicks off at 8pm! 2 packages on offer both with hours of drinks included. Will Sell Out!
Dinner & Party – 3 course Cuban inspired menu, main bar and dance floor access.
Riverside Party – Caribbean cocktail style food, access all areas including terrace.
Event details for NYE 2016 just being confirmed.
03 9268 7600
New Year’s Eve Melbourne Public
Return to New Year’s Eve at Melbourne Public and enjoy an all inclusive food and beverage package. Featuring LIVE bands and DJ’s playing all your favorite hits. Choose from Dinner or Canape options, get your tickets early.
Details for NYE 2016 coming soon.
Young & Jackson
03 9650 3884
Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Young & Jackson
See in the New Year in style at a Melbourne icon. This new year’s eve there will be entertainment over 3 Levels until 3am. Enjoy Chloe’s VIP package from 8pm with a 7 course degustation dinner, beverage package till 1am, entertainment, table service and passouts. Or access 3 levels of entertainment via General Entry from 9pm.
Y&J's NYE 2016 event being confirmed.
03 9662 1771
New Year’s Eve at Riverland
This New Year’s Eve Riverland are giving you the ultimate “Urban Beer Garden” experience with great views of the midnight fireworks and all night entertainment. Sensational location below Fed Square right on the banks of the Yarra River. See in this New Year’s Eve Melbourne with the special Riverland All Inclusive Package! Doors open at 8pm. Tickets include finger food + drinks package (beer/wine/juices/soft drink).
Early Bird: $130 (til Nov 30th)
Ludlow Bar & Dining Room
03 9699 1676
New Year’s Eve White Party
Celebrate the New Year in style at Ludlow, choose between 2 fabulous dining packages or a White Carpet Cocktail Party. Enjoy DJ’s till late, cracking cocktails and some great views of the New Year’s Eve Melbourne fireworks from the banks of the Yarra River. A ripping White Carpet NYE cocktail party awaits! Early Bird Tickets on sale now!
Twilight Dinner: $70
Midnight Dinner: From $130
Cocktail Party: $180
Hophaus Bier Bar Grill
03 9682 5900
Silvester Nacht New Year’s Eve
Enter the world of the mystic Rauhnächte under the midnight fireworks this New Year’s Eve at Hophaus. With 2 NYE Dining Packages: Twilight Dinner 3 course dinner, 5pm-7:30pm. And that early sitting is family friendly with kids from $30. Midnight Dinner 3 course dinner and premium drinks package, 8pm-1am.
Twilight Dinner: $70
Midnight Dinner: From $190
Bar: $20 cover charge
P.J. O’Brien’s Irish Pub
03 9686 5011
New Year’s Eve Wizard of Oz Party
P.J. O’Brien’s is journeying to Oz this New Year’s Eve. Follow the Yellow brick road to Southbank and enjoy a Wizard Cocktail on arrival with canapes throughout the night. With LIVE Music and a DJ on deck. Doors Open 7pm. See in New Year’s Eve Melbourne in the fabulous Southbank precinct right on the Yarra.
Door Charge: $35
03 9682 3799
English Summer New Year’s Eve
London’s Calling this New Year’s Eve at BearBrass who are bringing on the New Year in English Summer Style. Enjoy a 20 min cruise on the Yarra River then follow it up with a 3 course dinner with a Gin Cocktail. Party with a DJ and watch the fireworks at 9pm and Midnight.
Dinner: From $110
Bar: $20 cover charge
Le Bon Ton
03 9416 4341
First Annual New Year’s Carnival Extravaganza
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and head down to Le Bon Ton in Collingwood for a night of food, drink, entertainment, live music and dancing at the 1st annual Le Bon Ton Carnival Extravaganza. Be immersed in a magical evening, drawing influence from the New Orleans Mardi Gras with fire throwers, hula hoopers and much more. 5 Hour Drinks Package | All You Can Eat New Orleans Backyard BBQ Feast.
Tickets: $140 per person
Buy 10+ and get 10% off
03 9670 1271
American Frat Party New Year's Eve
Join in all the fun of a Frat Party this New Year’s Eve at Turf and enjoy some fantastic drinks specials. Free Entry, DJ Entertainment and games throughout the evening, what more could you want?
Tix: Free Entry
03 9827 7401
NYE Glitter Ball
It's time to sparkle this New Years at Chapel St's favourite hotel. Dance the night away and shimmer on the dance floor to Melbourne's Best DJ's .
More info coming soon....
NYE 2016 event details to be confirmed.
03 9534 9041
Be a party animal this New Year’s Eve at Robarta’s NYE Jungle Party. Enjoy entertainment and DJ’s over 2 floors. With the deluxe package enjoy a beverage package and fingerfood from 8pm-Midnight then continue the party til 9am. With the Late Night Package enjoy priority access with no queues from Midnight to 9am.
2016 NYE details nearly confirmed.
State of Grace
03 8644 7110
NYE Grace of Melbourne
Head back to the 1920’s for a Prohibition themed New Years at State of Grace. Choose from 2 stylish packages to suit your tastes. The Dining Package features a bold an bountiful 4 course dinner whilst the Fall From Grace Party Package comes with enticing canapes and generous grazers, both packages include a 5 hour beverage package.
Details for New Year's Eve 2016 still to come.
03 9654 9575
Pilgrim New Year’s Eve Party
Join Pilgrim Bar as they swing into the New Year. They’ll have a live band, fantastic views of the fireworks and packages to suit all budgets.
Standard: Set menu with a glass of Australian sparkling on arrival (2 sittings; 6pm & 8.30pm)
Premium: Cocktail Party with canapés & premium drinks, 8pm-1am
31 Dec 2016 details are coming soon.
The Boatbuilders Yard
03 9686 5088
New Year’s Eve celebrations
Celebrate New Year’s Eve on the south banks of the Yarra with an incredible view of the firework and all night entertainment. The Boatbuilders Yard offers those seeking an all inclusive package, a magical New Year’s Eve Melbourne experience. Doors open at 7pm and tickets include entry, food and drinks.
Boatbuilders New Year's Eve Event coming soon.
Amora Hotel Riverwalk
03 9246 1211
Celebrate New Year's Eve 2016 at Amora
Enjoy New Year's Eve with the whole family at the fabulous Amora Hotel Riverwalk in Melbourne. Canapes on arrival followed by a 3 course dinner with beer, wine & soft drinks included. Featuring LIVE entertainment throughout the night. Accommodation also available.
Teens: $80 (13-17 yrs)
Children: $40 (3-12 yrs)
Victoria Star Cruises
0419 883 334
New Year’s Eve Dance Cruise
This New Year’s Eve hop aboard the ‘Victoria Star’ and be treated to a 5 Hour Event. Party on Melbourne’s waterways on this fabulous Dance Cruise and enjoy prime viewing of the Docklands fireworks display. Enjoy substantial gourmet finger food throughout the night plus cheap drinks from the on-board bar whilst you dance into the new year with dance floors on 2 decks.
Tickets: $160 + bf
03 9642 1880
New Year’s Eve party
Watermark is back with is annual New Year’s Eve Melbourne Event. Enjoy DJ's playing House and RnB and the spectacular outdoor beer garden with a stunning views of the Docklands Fireworks and skyline. Be treated to a 4 hour Drinks Package and Fingerfood. Doors open 7:30pm, Package starts at 9pm. On a summers night in Melbourne this venue is just divine.
Early Bird: $110
0425 757 400
New Year’s Eve Dec 31
A sensational NYE awaits in Southbank's Waterslide Bar. Overlooking the Yarra River, this new venue will be a prime position to watch Melbourne's New Year's Eve fireworks while you party into the new year. Cocktail on arrival and great pricing makes this one of the events to see in 2017. Be quick!
03 8623 9641
New Year's Eve at the Woolshed
Dine in at the Woolshed's Bistro this New Year's Eve and enjoy a 3 course meal. 2 dinner sittings available. All bookings over 8 guests receive a free glass of Piper-Heidsieck champagne per person. Or head to the Bar for LIVE band 'Unlimited' playing from 9:30pm.
Check out Woolshed's New Year's Eve Menu
Early Dinner: $55 | $15*
Late Dinner: $65 | $19.50*
* Kids under 12 years
Main Bar: Free Entry
New Year’s Eve Events and Parties in Greater Melbourne
Melbourne is Australia’s second largest city and as such it has many outer suburbs where NYE is also celebrated with great parties at awesome venues and some even have their own fabulous fireworks displays. Suburbs and areas like Geelong, Mornington, Yarra Valley and the Dandenongs are but a few places and ideas. Here are some awesome ones outside of New Year’s Eve Melbourne that you may like to check out.
The Rocks Mornington
03 5973 5599
New Year’s Eve Dinner
Escape the frenetic energy of the New Year’s Eve Melbourne show and travel down to the Mornington Peninsula and enjoy a fabulous New Year’s Eve dinner at The Rocks Mornington on the shores of Port Phillip Bay. Be treated to a scrumptious share menu featuring a selection of fresh seafood from the bay.
Details to come for 2016
Yarra Valley Lodge
03 9760 3326
New Year’s Eve Vinyl Revival Party
Enjoy your favourite music from the past at this superb Yarra Valley location. Get on the dance floor and be entertained by a DJ playing all your favourites from the 60’s to 90’s. Be treated to a 2 Course Dinner with Dessert Buffet and welcome drinks on arrival. A Couples Accommodation & Dinner Package is available which includes next day breakfast and late checkout.
Details coming for 31st December 2016
What is there to do after NYE in Melbourne?
Once the smoke of the New Year’s Eve Melbourne midnight fireworks has gone the general public areas will start to clear out. The night of the old year also marries into the new day of the new year and that is New Year’s Day. Some people may be looking for ideas of how to spend their first day of the new year. Others may be looking for recovery sessions. We hope we can help with ideas for New Year’s Day Melbourne.