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

what to do on new year's eve across australia

We could get sentimental. We could also get angry. The beauty of 2022 is that it offered us ample opportunity to experience all the emotions, and for that we are–well, may not grateful, but conscious of it anyway. Goodbye 2022. You were something. Not quite as hellish as your last two predecessors, and not nearly as relaxing as 2013. Which is progress, nonetheless. If you're looking to farewell the last 12 months with a bit of dancing and are scouting out a place to nurse your hangover the next day, we've got you sorted. Find a non-exhaustive guide to all the parties, fancy dinners, etc etc on offer across New Year's Eve and Day, below.



New Year's Eve

Get a front row seat to the Sydney fireworks and splurge on a ticket to NYE Portside, a 70s-themed party taking place in the Sydney Opera House.

Dance the night away at Mary's Underground with its Golden Lotus NYE Party. Free champagne upon entry to those who arrive before 11:30pm.

Pleasures Playhouse and Xaddy's Door List are teaming up for a Big F*ck Off NYE party from 8pm to 3am. QTBIPOC priority.

It's free entry all night at Tiva's Disco Paradiso NYE party.

Wander over to 3 Station St, Bangalow from December 31 to January 1 and see Veronica Rojas Nuñez work OYARE.

New Year's Day

There's always Field Day. Get tickets to the festival and see acts like Remi Wolf, Kaytranada, Shygirl, Tkay Maidza, A Girl and Benee at the Domain.

Arctic Monkeys, CHVRCHES, Jamie XX, Ocean Alley, Genesis Owusu, Amyl and the Sniffers and 1300 are just some of the acts you can expect to see at Falls Festival in Byron Bay.

Bloody Marys and Mimosas are one way to reel in a crowd on New Year's Day. And that's exactly what they're doing over at Chiswick.

Ready to have your Totti's moment to start the New Year off right? For no small fee of $495, you can snag a ticket for its bottomless lunch, where there'll be free-flowing margaritas, Aperol spritzes, Champagne and more prosciutto and burrata than you can poke a stick at.



New Year's Eve

Johnny's Green Room in Carlton is hosting a NYE party with kickoff at 7pm until 1:30am. There's be DJs from Hope St Radio and two hours of food and drink on the house.

HER is hosting one huge NYE party across its five venues. Find out more here.

Arctic Monkeys, CHVRCHES, Jamie XX, Ocean Alley, Genesis Owusu, Amyl and the Sniffers and 1300 are just some of the acts you can expect to see at Falls Festival.

Spanning the December 28 to New Year's Eve, if you haven't got your tickets to Beyond the Valley, there's still time. See performances from Nelly Furtado, Flight Facilities, Budjerah, San Cisco and more.

New Year's Day

Speaking of festivals, Sun Cycle is kicking off on New Year's Day at Coburg Velodrome, with a lineup that includes C.FRIM and Sampology.

Let Them Eat Cake, baby! Bonobo, Papa Smurf and more are coming to Werribee Mansion for the festival's tenth anniversary.



New Year's Eve

WET Deck at W Brisbane is hosting a summer-themed NYE party. For $295 you can get three hours of free-flowing drinks and food. Bring your besties.

Strap in, we're going to prom! The Tivoli is hosting a queer NYE party with a whole host of acts and performances.

Brooklyn Standard and Fat Angel Sports Bar are joining forces for a raging takeover of Eagle Lane until 5am.

New Year's Day

OK so the obvious place to spend New Year's Day in Queensland is horizontal on the beach. However, places like Top of the Morning's Summer Soiree are easy places to take a hair of the dog.



New Year's Eve

MONA is putting on a New Year's Eve party to toast the death of 2022 and the birth of 2023. There won't be fireworks but there will be a lineup of all-Tasmania musicians, food and drink.

Daryl Braithwaite is heading up Tasmania's Taste of Summer New Year's Eve party.



New Year's Eve

Pop past Confetti Factory for its first NYE party in Darwin.



New Year's Eve

Spend NYE at the Supreme Court Gardens for Freedom Time. DJs like Gillielove and Cousin and Doug Swamp are set to play.

If you're looking for another place to dance, you'll find it at Ice Cream Factory.

Pirate Life brewery are throwing a NYE party too, with $10 flavoured daiquiris from 10pm.



New Year's Eve

Bandit are throwing a NYE Pizza Party. A ticket includes a drink on arrival, snacks, larger plates and veg from the hearth plus pizza.

Head over to the Stag Public House for its NYE Balcony Party with Friends.

Will Sparks and Bread gang are headlining Field Trip Festival.



New Year's Eve

Sweat it out at Amplify, the New Year's Eve party showcasing the hottest young DJ talent the state has to offer.

Molly is hosting a NYE Prohibition Party. $20 will guarantee you entry, with the party taking place from 9.30pm to 1pm.

Getting all nostalgic for 2022? Here's a roundup of all the most memorable pop culture moments, along with the best fashion moments, that the past year had to offer. Oh, and we'll throw in this edit of ugly shoes from the past year for free, too.

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Image: Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)