Melbourne NYE Fireworks

NYE Docklands Melbourne StarThe 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 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.  Anywhere you can see the Melbourne City Skyline should be goo viewing.
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.

Handy Information

Melbourne New Year’s Eve is on Sunday, 31st December 2024. 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 Port Melbourne,
  • The Young and Jackson Hotel,
  • BearBrass
  • Hophaus,
  • Soho,
  • The Hotel Esplanade in St Kilda,
  • Left Bank,
  • Pullmans,
  • Grazeland,
  • Harbour Kitchen,
  • The Wharf Hotel,
  • Ms Collins,
  • St Kilda Sea Baths

And many more dining and partying ideas.
Please see New Year’s Eve Melbourne Party, Restaurant Dining and Celebration Ideas.

Melbourne New Year's Eve
Melbourne NYE, Melbourne CBD,Melbourne,VIC-3000
Starting on
December 31, 2021
Ending on
January 1, 2022
Our guide to the Melbourne NYE fireworks and great ideas for things to do on New Years Eve in Melbourne. Featuring details of the Melbourne New Years celebration zones, places to watch the fireworks and venues from which to celebrate.