Ring in the New Year with this guide to what’s on across Australia

what to do on new year's eve across australia

It's time to start reflecting on the year that was and finalise those new year resolutions, because 2024 is in our midst and boy are we (not) ready. Goodbye 2023 – you gave us much to deal with, and while you were great, like all good things they must come to an end. If you're looking to end the year with a bang with fireworks or dance the past 12 months away, we've got you sorted. Below we have gathered a guide to all the parties and festivities that are happening across Australia to celebrate this New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.


New Years Eve

Why not end the rollercoaster of a year on a rollercoaster, with unlimited rides and a harbour view at the Harbour Party NYE at Luna Park.

Have it all at New Years Eve in Parramatta Park with the Sneaky Sound System headlining and fireworks ready for display, grab a picnic blanket and enjoy the festive activities.

Start the year with a Mexican inspired New Years Eve at Bar Patron with a set menu and champagne, and a bonus view of the Harbours fireworks.

Dance the night away, or even four nights at the Lost Paradise festival down at the Central Coast.

Celebrate the countdown to 2024 with Capella Sydney by dining and raising a glass to the New year in the historical sandstone precinct.

New Years Day

Field Day is always a good time, grab a ticket and see acts like Central Cee, Rufus De Sol and Mall Grab.

Spend your New year Day by swimming at Camp Cove where later make your way to Watson Bay hotel for drinks and music.

Start your year on a high, by being as physically high as you can in Sydney and climb the Sydney harbour bridge. 

Enjoy New Years Day with a meal at North Bondi Fish, DJ's and icy cocktails to kick off the year.


New Years Eve

Wildlands Festival is back in Brisbane with headliners being Central Cee, Peggy Gou and Rufus De Sol.

Head down to Surfers Paradise Foreshore to see fireworks from 8pm on words

Woodlands Folk Festival is on at Moreton Bay region, with a programme of music, dance work shops, ceremonies and arts and crafts.

New Years Day

In Australian tradition, starting the year right at the beach is always a must, however if you want to keep the festivities going Good Intentions with Yolanda Be Cool in Brisbane is the place to be.

Enjoy the sounds of the summer at Lina's Rooftop Bar.


New Years Eve

End the year with a curious New Years Eve party with canapés and cocktails at Curious.

The arts and music festival Beyond The Valley is never a let down with this year DMAs, Peggy Gou, Central Cee, and Rufus De Sol.

Keep it intimate and close this New Years Eve and enjoy a set menu dinner at Lollo's with your loved one and cheers the night away.

Melbournes CBD are going to be showering the city with fireworks, bring a picnic blanket along and some bubbles to enjoy the best views.

Attend a New Years Eve Soiree with Perrier-Jouet at Melbournes iconic Beverly rooftop, and of course there will be plenty of champagne and food.

New Years Day

Start your new years day feeling good, with over 100 other people by waking up fresh to go to St Kildas beach and do FeelGoodFlows yoga. Yes this one is risky if you had a big night, but it's definitely one way to start your New Years off refreshed.

Eat away the hangover with delicious food from Three Blue Ducks that will be open all day on New Years Day.


New Years Eve

The MONA is back at hosting their New Years Eve party and while there won't be fireworks there will be music, champagne and art of course.

Jon Stevens is coming to Tasmania to play for Tasmania taste of summer with waterfront views and fireworks.



New Years Eve

Liquid lights NYE festival has local musicians, a neon disco and fireworks on Darwins waterfront.

Great Gatsby Themed NYE warehouse party in Bustard town, doesn't get anymore fabulous than that.



New Years Eve

Spend NYE at the Supreme Court Gardens with Freedom Times the festival.

If you're looking for another place to dance The Ice Cream Factory have Young Franco headlining.



New Years Eve

Ring in the New Years with a disco party at the Stamford Plaza in Adelaide.

Countdown the New Years with friends in style at Adelaides Countdown Festival at the Intercontinental

Go to Field Trip Festival to see Hot Dub Time Machine play at Bonython Park


New Years Eve

Go to Queenies Supper Club for a Jazz themed night, with of course champagne and live music ready to welcome you into the New Year.

Have a mysterious night at Leila's NYE Masquerade themed party where of course it is glamour coded.


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Image: Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)