New Year’s Eve in Melbourne

New Year’s Eve in Melbourne
Image courtesy: Chris Phutully, via Wikimedia Commons

Melbourne throws one huge party on New Year’s Eve. The city truly comes alive, buzzing with anticipation and excitement. Get amongst the party this weekend!

New Year’s Eve in Melbourne

2016 is fast coming to a close; start to plan your New Year’s Eve with these great parties an events:

New Year’s Eve White Party

Ludlow Bar and Dining Room
Along the Yarra River, Southbank
More info: www.ludlowbar.com.au

In the heart of Southbank overlooking the Yarra River sits Ludlow Bar and Dining Room. Celebrate the new year in style at their New Year’s Eve White Party, in perfect position for spectacular views of the fireworks. Dress to impress in your finest all white attire and enjoy the choice of three dining and beverage packages.

Game of Thrones NYE Party

Robarta
109-111 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda
$35 (presale)
More info: www.robarta.com.au

How many times have you dressed up as a medieval character on New Year’s Eve? There’s a first time of everything, and the Game of Thrones New Year’s Eve Party at Robarta is no exception. With DJ’s and entertainment spread over two floors, dragons, white walkers and the Iron Throne, this party will continue well into the morning.

2016 NYE Haus Party

Munich Brauhaus
45 South Wharf Promenade, South Wharf
From 5pm

Celebrate New Year’s Eve German style and raise a stein to 2016. Enjoy classic German fare including schnitzels and pork knuckles, as well as a huge range of German beer. You can choose between booking a table with mates in the dining hall or just enjoy the party from the bar. Overlooking the Yarra and the fireworks, this will be one hell of a party.

New Years Eve Party

Temperance Hotel
426 Chapel Street, Prahran
$25 online, $30 at the door
More info: www.temperancehotel.com.au

One of Chapel Street’s favourite establishment’s, the stylish Temperance Hotel is offering a great deal this New Year’s Eve. Included in your ticket is a cocktail on arrival and roaming canapés. A great value and local alternative to the CBD.  

Let Them Eat Cake Festival

January 1st, 2017
Werribee Mansion, Werribee
11am - 10.30pm
$160 + booking fee, (18+ event)
More info: www.letthemeatcakenyd.com.au

Bucking the New Year’s trend, the Let Them Eat Cake Festival is held on New Year’s Day tucked away in the lush gardens of Werribee Mansion. With five stages to choose from, food options from Melbourne favourites such as Ladro and Yo India, and bars aplenty, escape the concrete jungle this weekend as this day in the sun will make for an unforgettable January 1st. Catch Dusky, Leon Vynehall, Dro Carey, Maribou State and many more.

Fireworks in the CBD

Get in early to secure your spot and watch the famous Melbourne New Year's Eve fireworks, set off from the following locations:

  • Yarra Park – entertainment from 6.30pm, fireworks from 9.30pm (family friendly) 
  • Footscray Park – entertainment from 6.30pm, fireworks from 9.30pm (family friendly)
  • Kings Domain / Flinders Street Station – entertainment from 9.30pm, fireworks at midnight
  • Treasury Gardens – entertainment from 9pm, fireworks at midnight
  • Flagstaff Gardens – entertainment from 9pm, fireworks at midnight
  • Docklands / Southern Cross Station – entertainment from 9pm, fireworks at midnight