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New Year’s Eve in Canberra 2021/2022 | What’s happening on NYE

Here's where you can celebrate in Australia's capital on 31 December.

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New Year's Eve brings the party to the streets in Canberra with a wealth of live entertainment and kid-friendly activities to regale the crowds.

If you're planning to be in the nation's capital for New Year's, you won't be short of fireworks with the city due to be dressed in light come 9pm and the stroke of midnight.

Want to know the best spots to catch the action and ring in the new year? We've got the details right here.
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Where to watch the Canberra NYE fireworks

The best vantage points for watching Canberra's New Year's Eve fireworks display is along the shores of Lake Burley Griffin where the fireworks will be launching from the East, West and Central Basins at 9pm and 12am.

The evening will be kicking off with entertainment from 6pm, so pack a picnic and head down early to enjoy the last night of 2021.


Best New Year’s Eve restaurants in Canberra

Restaurants across Canberra are celebrating the new year in style. Here are the events that have been confirmed for 2021/2022:

  • QT Capitol Bar and Grill: It's all happening at Capitol Bar and Grill on New Year's Eve with an antipasto grazing plate, wood-fired theatrics and exciting cocktails. Come prepared to enjoy quality Italian food and a good atmosphere to send out 2021.
  • Southern Cross Yacht Club: Ring in 2022 with a 5-course dinner accompanied with bar facilities and lakeside views of the fireworks. Tickets from $195pp.
  • QT Lounge: Celebrate the new year with incredible 15th-floor rooftop views, a delightful interactive marketplace menu, free-flowing champagne and seats overlooking Lake Burley Griffin. Tickets from $219 pp.
  • The Garden at Hyatt Hotel Canberra: No stranger to a celebration, the Hyatt loves to throw a party and this year you can enjoy a celebration with a glass of Veuve Clicquot on arrival, interactive food stations, a selection of seafood and a DJ playing a set during your dinner. Tickets from $185 per adult and $92.50 per child.
  • New Year's Soirée: Enjoy one last hoorah in 2021 with a night out at First Edition Restaurant and Bar with a glass of Taittinger Champagne, live oyster station, 4-course dinner and live entertainment by local artist, Bella Grove. Tickets from $159 pp.
  • NYE Champagne & Cheese: Say goodbye to 2021 with a night of entertainment and good company at First Edition. Receive a glass of Taittinger Champagne on arrival and a local share board for the table. Tickets from $49pp.
  • NYE Banquet 2021: Head to Casino Canberra for a 3-course banquet dinner with beverage package. Tickets from $145pp.

Best New Year's Eve parties and events in Canberra

  • NYE Block Party: For all of the action on New Year's Eve, make your way to Reload Bar & Games to spend the last night of 2021 dancing it up on the dance floor, singing karaoke and playing pool. There are 7 areas, 4 bars and 3 sound systems that will ensure you're entertained all night long. Tickets from $20 per person.
  • NYE Party at The Basement: Gather your friends for a night filled with live music and free bubbly at midnight to close out the year. Tickets from $40.30 per person.

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