Family Friendly

Happy New Year KidsIt’s time to plan your family New Year’s Eve celebrations. YES! You would like to share the NYE experience. You would like to be inclusive of the fireworks display and all the NYE pomp and ceremony with your family. You may have younger children under 18, under 15 or even under 12 etc. It might be NYE dining or it might be a NYE party. To celebrate this fabulous occasion you would like to go out and find a venue that helps out with New Year’s Eve family ideas and options!

We hear you. That’s why we’ve summarised the NYE ideas and events around Australia that are New Year’s Eve family friendly.

New Year’s Eve family ideas

Here are some family friendly ideas and associated parties that we think are worth considering for the family oriented NYE.

Hobart New Year’s Eve family ideas

Hobart Function and Conference Centre


03 6234 0600

Hobart Function & Conference Centre Fireworks

Discounted NYE Under 18 Dinner Party Tickets

Hobart will be celebrating on NYE at the HFCC and so will families with teenagers under 18 years of age. This is a family friendly function for New Years in Hobart with this venue providing discounted tickets for children and teenagers.  A 7 course degustation meal for the family in a great location to see the Hobart NYE fireworks. Hurry as this event sells out each year.

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Melbourne NYE Family Friendly

Ludlow Bar & Dining Room


03 9699 1676

Twilight NYE Dinner at Ludlow and Melbourne fireworks

Twilight NYE Dining for Families

Head into Southbank Early this New Year’s Eve and enjoy the spectacular Yarra River views from Ludlow with superb options for a NYE Twilight dinner from $30 per child and only $70 for adults. Please make sure you book early to secure your place as this is sure to fill up fast.

Harbour Kitchen


03 9670 6612

Harbour Kitchen New Years Fireworks

Early New Year’s Eve Family Dining

Have a fabulous family early dining experience near the water at Dockland in Melbourne. Great food with a 2 course option.  This is a NYE Pre Party Event Package and is family friendly from 5pm until 8pm.



03 9682 5900

Family NYE get together

NYE Dining at Southbank for Families

Enjoy an early NYE twilight dinner in Melbourne at the famous Hophaus on Southbank overlooking the Yarra River with great options from $30 per child and only $65 for adults. Make sure you book in for all the family to enjoy as this is sure to sell out.

Amora Riverwalk


03 92461211

NYE dining at Amora

NYE 3 Course Dinner for Families

Fun awaits families for the Amora Riverwalk NYE dining and entertainment this 31st December. On the Richmond end of the Yarra River with views from outside of the Melbourne fireworks this dining and accommodation option is great for families. And great pricing with packages at $50 for children, $95 for teenagers and $145 for adults. Check out their availability of NYE accommodation too.

Woolshed Pub


03 8623 9641

Woolshed NYE Family Friendly Dining

New Year’s Eve Family Dining

Docklands NYE dining at the Woolshed Pub right on the water at the Victoria Pier of Docklands in Melbourne. Families are catered for with menus for adults and children this New Year’s Eve. Great location for awesome atmosphere. Hurry to check this out yourself.

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Sydney NYE Family Friendly events

The Sydney Boulevard Hotel


02 9383 7222

Sydney Boulevard Hotel new years eve Family Ideas

Under 18 discounted and Kids under 5 years free

This New Year’s Eve the Sydney Boulevard Hotel is offering to assist if you have really young children. They are offering children under 5 years of age free. There is also discounted under 18 years of age at $145 which is about half the adult package price. This represents a great saving for the family still wanting spectacular views and live entertainment. Note also that, the Sydney Boulevard Hotel has accommodation options which could be a great option for the Family NYE experience.

City Extra

Circular Quay

02 9633 1188

City Extra New Year's Eve Family Fireworks

Under 18 discounted Family NYE Dining

A family with children under 18 years of age can get their kids into the fab dining of City Extra for about 50% of the adults NYE package pricing. City Extra is a terrific New Year’s Eve location to view the Sydney Harbour fireworks, with City Extra windowing Circular Quay in Sydney Harbour. Great for the family.

Sydney Harbour Escapes

Darling Harbour

02 9328 4748

Sydney Harbour Escapes Family Friendly NYE Cruise

Chartering a family NYE Boat

Contact Sydney Harbour Cruises and talk to them about your options for a New Year’s Eve on Sydney Harbour with your family.

Sail Australia

Darling Harbour

1800 606 111

Sail Australia Family Cruise on New Years Eve

Family NYE Cruises options on Sydney Harbour

If you want a family friendly NYE cruise option then contact Sail Australia and they may be able to assist with a variety of boat options available. As a family based example it may be that your family can take an early ticketed cruise just to be on Sydney Harbour for the earlier fireworks at 9pm.

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Brisbane New Year’s Eve family ideas

Family NYE Cruise

Brisbane River

1800 606 111

Family fireworks

Early Family Fireworks Cruise

Brisbane families can celebrate the end of the year with an early NYE Fireworks party on the Brisbane River. Great view of the fireworks as they shimmer and reflect on the water from the prime position aboard your cruise. Bye bye old year! Hello new year! Packages for this do sell out early so be quick!

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Perth New Year’s Eve family ideas

The Vic NYE Dining


08 6311 9190

NYE Champagne ready to flow

NYE Party Dining with the Family

A good option for families to head to this icon venue in Subiaco. Three course NYE celebration dining with entree, main and dessert. And adults can enjoy drink add on options!

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Darwin New Year’s Eve family ideas

Wharf One Terrace NYE Festival Party


08 8941 0033

Family NYE

NYE Terrace Dining for the Family

In Darwin one of the newest venues in the Port precinct will have New Year’s dinner options for families on the terrace. This is a great location for families to watch the magnificent 31st December fireworks display. And of course enjoy up to 3 marvelous courses with a great discount for children 3 years to 12 years of age!

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