Heading to the city this New Year’s Eve? Plan ahead to get the most out of your night. 

The popular celebration zones at Docklands, Flagstaff Gardens, Treasury Gardens and Kings Domain are back with free family-friendly entertainment, food trucks, performances and fireworks at 9.30pm and midnight.

Take advantage of one-night only dining offers at rooftop bars and waterside eateries, enjoy music under the stars or catch a blockbuster theatre show.

Want to see the fireworks but keen to avoid the crowds? They'll be visible from afar, anywhere you can see the city skyline.

New Year's Eve events

New Year's Eve Celebration Zones

Ring in the new year with family-friendly entertainment, food trucks and fireworks.

John Foreman's Aussie Pops Orchestra Gala Concert

Celebrate the end of 2022 with some of Australia's favourite performers.

Falls Melbourne

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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

The dazzling new production is guaranteed to make your heart sing.

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

The brand-new production can now be enjoyed in one magical afternoon or evening.

NYE in The Clouds

Ring in the New Year with Melbourne Skydeck.

New Year’s Eve Fireworks Cruise

Enjoy a New Year's Eve cruise on board the Lady Cutler.

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The Phantom of the Opera

Experience the phenomenon when the spectacular new production comes to Melbourne.

NYE at the Victory Room

A free, all-ages celebration with live music and a view of the fireworks from the balcony.

New Year's Eve at Langlands with Tanya George Music

Celebrate the New Year with views over Melbourne, canapés and cool tunes.

New Year's Eve Celebration Cruise

Celebrate New Year's Eve in style with great catering and fireworks views on the Yarra River.

People sitting at an open air bar at dusk

The best restaurants to book for New Year's Eve

Want to see the fireworks in Melbourne on New Year's Eve? Make a night of it before or after with fun events, luxurious banquets and plenty of bubbly. Book ahead and end 2022 on a high.

NYE dining, parties and entertainment packages

Arbory Afloat Balearic Beach Club

Celebrate riverside with all-inclusive drinks and canapes, DJs and live performances.

Riverland Bar

Unlimited beer, wine, bubbles and house spirits, plus plenty of food to get you through the night.

Matilda

The modern Australian menu honours native ingredients over a flaming open grill. From $170pp.

Life's Too Short Bar

Celebrate with a delicious 3-course dining package, plus free-flowing wine and beer.

The Boatbuilders Yard

Enjoy an all-inclusive drinks & food package, plus DJ, in our indoor/outdoor beer garden.

San Telmo Restaurant

Enjoy Argentinian cuisine with a Casino Royale twist at this extravagant evening.

Victoria by Farmer's Daughters

After cocktails and canapés, enjoy a sharing-style dinner before watching the display. $250pp.

Longrain

Includes oyster, beef, prawns, crab. duck and toffee cake. $120pp + wine matching.

Longsong

Package includes DJ and live performers, Thai canapés and free-flowing drinks. $299pp.

Taxi Kitchen

Enjoy NYE above the crowds at Fed Square with a masquerade-themed dinner and drinks package.

Chancery Lane

Indulge in a decadent celebratory feast. A night of European-style indulgence awaits! From $150pp.

Marvel Stadium

Enjoy a fine dining experience and epic views of the fireworks, then dance the night away!

Freyja

Enjoy a seven-course culinary experience plus fireworks from an exclusive level 35 vantage point.

Hophaus Bar

Bubbles on arrival, canapes and beverage package. DJ and incredible views over the city and river.

P.J.O'Brien's Irish Pub

3-course set menu $85pp. Dining in the side bar, with live music in the main bar. Sláinte!

BearBrass

Secure a sweet spot by the river for NYE with a three-course meal from $130 per person.

Asado

Be transported to the tropics for this fiesta complete with live music and a vibrant set menu.

Ludlow Bar and Dining Room

Dine early or late, with views of the river & city skyline. 3-course set menu $89pp - $189pp.

Luci

Enjoy delectable food and champagne in the heritage listed grand dining hall. $180pp.

Transit Bar

Enjoy a NYE rooftop party with roaming canapes, an international DJ and spectacular city views.

Transport Public Bar

Enjoy NYE at one of the most central spots in the city, with live music and DJs all night.

The General Assembly

Our all-inclusive drinks, food & entertainment package means you don't have to worry about a thing!

BangPop

Enjoy tasty Thai food and colourful cocktails a la carte, from $70 per person.

Sunda

Enjoy a one-night-only set menu of Sunda's greatest dishes and never seen before creations for $250.

Arbory Bar and Eatery

Enjoy NYE riverside with all-inclusive drinks and canapes, DJs and live performances.

Valhalla

Usher in 2023 with a curated degustation menu, Nordic style.

Bar Clara

Bring in the new year with a crunch! Enjoy champagne and Korean fried chicken at Bar Clara.

Aru

Book a special set menu with the famous seafood plate, dry-aged duck and kaya jam parfait for $260.

Palermo

Dress to impress at this swanky event with live music and a dazzling set menu.

Radii Restaurant & Bar

A 'feed me' menu for early revellers or those up late to enjoy the countdown.

Miss Mi

Indulge in an Asian inspired four-course set menu, for $180 per person.

Melbourne Public

Enjoy a night of dinner, drinks, and dancing with a view of the fireworks for $100 per person.

Pastuso

Dive into an ocean-inspired event with the finest selection of seafood and a Peruvian twist.

Farmer's Daughters

6 course degustation $150pp. Matched Wine options available.

The Q Melbourne

Celebrate NYE from the rooftop with signature Quincy cocktails and a Southeast Asian feast. $149pp.

Salted Egg

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with a south-east inspired set menu.

Grill Americano

Enjoy freshly shucked Sydney rock oysters and the famous tiramisù in a multi-course tasting menu.

Yakimono

Be transported to the sensory overload of Japan this NYE, with a flame-fired $165pp set menu.

Kisumé

Put yourself in the hands of the master chef for an exclusive multi-course menu. $395–$550pp.

Chin Chin

Start with champagne specials and DJs at GoGo. Then enjoy an iconic feed me menu from $125pp.

Society

Enjoy endless bubbles and a bespoke chef's menu then watch the fireworks from the terrace. $660pp.

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