New Year’s Eve in Melbourne 2020/2021 | Fireworks, restaurants and events
Melbourne, the countdown is on to ring in the New Year. Here's how to do it in style.
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New Year's Eve is knocking on your door. To inspire you to start 2020 off with a bang, we've rustled up the best restaurants with views of the fireworks, tickets to the hottest parties and cruises on the river to celebrate at.
Plus, we've also got the lowdown on rooms to book to crash when the night has come to an end.
Let the countdown begin.
New Year's Eve fireworks in Melbourne: Times and vantage points
Melbourne welcomes two sets of fireworks; a family friendly set at 9:30pm at Yarra and Footscray Parks and midnight fireworks along the river.
The 2020/2021 fireworks haven't been announced yet but the schedule and vantage points don't typically change. To give you an idea of where you should be this year, here were the official sites where you could watch the midnight fireworks from on New Year's Eve in Melbourne. Just click on the viewing areas on the map to see what time the fireworks began:
Official viewing area with food for sale
Unofficial viewing area with no food for sale
New Year's Eve Melbourne restaurants
Due to COVID-19, restaurants have not yet confirmed whether they'll be opening their doors on New Year's Eve. We'll update the page if New Year's Eve dining options become available in Melbourne.
Cruises along the Yarra River and Port Phillip Bay are available on New Year's Eve and you can get a whole different perspective of the midnight fireworks than you would on land.
Our top pick:
Melbourne New Year's Eve cruise from Viator
Celebrate the New Year in style with a Yarra River party Cruise.
- Inclusions: 4-hour party aboard a deluxe boat, standup cocktail finger dinner and more.
- Date: 31 December 2020.
- Departure Point: Federation Wharf
What to do on New Year's Eve in Melbourne: Top NYE events and parties
Events have not yet been announced for New Year's Eve. We'll be sure to update the page when you can grab your golden ticket to the biggest parties to close out 2020.
Searching for a room with a view on New Year's Eve in Melbourne? Check out our picks for where to stay or search below to compare rates at more Melbourne hotels.
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Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne Northbank
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Sofitel Melbourne on Collins
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