The Melbourne New Year’s Eve celebrations take place across Greater Melbourne. These celebrations family zones are spread out including the city centre and along the Yarra River, Treasury Gardens, Flagstaff Gardens, Docklands, and Kings Domain. There are also further celebrations in Footscray Park, Southbank, Fitzroy, Richmond, Port Melbourne and St Kilda.
These New Years celebrations thru greater Melbourne, including live music and fireworks, have grown bigger and bigger and now attract crowds up to a million people across the metropolitan hot spots, making it the second largest New Year’s Eve celebration in Australia.
For the City of Melbourne their four official NYE Celebration Zones provide great viewing for fireworks and also provide other entertainment and amenities.
Two sets of NYE Fireworks in Melbourne
The first Melbourne NYE fireworks is scheduled at 9.30pm. These are Family NYE Fireworks and are set for best viewing at Footscray Park and Yarra Park. So these locations will bookend both sides of the city.
The Main Melbourne NYE Midnight fireworks start at 12am and can be seen in most city and surrounding locations including Southbank, the CBD and Docklands. Melbourne’s midnight New Years fireworks display will be a sight to behold. There are also many other fireworks displays at NYE midnight in St Kilda beach and greater Melbourne.
Melbourne New Year’s Eve is on Friday, 31st December 2021. The fireworks and the Melbourne City family celebration zones are free events.
(Note that any carnival rides etc within the City may incur small fees.)
All Official NYE precincts are alcohol free zones.
Public transport is the best way to travel to and from the city on New Year’s Eve. Trains, trams and buses run all night. For Public Transport in and around Melbourne see MetLink.
Ideas for Melbourne NYE Dining, Dancing & Partying?
For those that may like to experience NYE dining, NYE dancing or NYE partying at nightclubs, restaurants, venues, hotels, cafes, pubs and cruises we have some great ideas. The people of Melbourne and visitors are spoilt with awesome restaurants and great clubs and venues with fabulous NYE parties. These may include dining packages and/or party packages.
Some of those great events include:
- H20 Docklands,
- The Young and Jackson Hotel,
- European Bier Cafe and Rooftop,
- The Hotel Esplanade in St Kilda,
- Garden State Hotel,
- Victoria Star Cruises NYE Dance Cruise,
- Campari House,
- Lincoln Receptions in Toorak,
- The Wharf Hotel,
- Imperial Hotel Bourke St Rooftop,
- H20 Southbank
And many more dining and partying ideas.
Please see New Year’s Eve Melbourne Party, Restaurant Dining and Celebration Ideas.