Bring in the New Year with spectacular city and docklands fireworks, dinner at one of Melbourne's fine restaurants, dancing at an all night party, or heading to a quieter celebration at one of the live garden sites. Events range in prices from Free to $250 per person on New Year's Eve.
Free family events, enjoyed by young and old, include a party with African beats, samba dance, circus acts and neon lights at Federation Square. This is a safe, alcohol-free, family-friendly celebration. BYO picnic and enjoy the earlier, less crowded fireworks at 9.30pm along the Yarra; or celebrate with free music from local DJs, special effects, a multimedia countdown, food outlets, and midnight fireworks at one of four live sites - Kings Domain, Treasury Gardens, Flagstaff Gardens, and Docklands.
For those who prefer a themed all night party, with an all inclusive drink and canape package, a multitude of options are available. For a comprehensive list of paid New Year's Eve events, find what appeals to you at www.newyearseve.com.au and www.onlymelbourne.com.au. These parties are best enjoyed with a group of friends.