Things to do on New Year’s Eve 2023
Still haven’t made plans for New Year’s Eve? Not to worry, we’ve got you covered!
From music festivals and parties to dining experiences and family-friendly affairs – there are loads of exciting events happening over the New Year’s long weekend.
So if you’re after a fun way to kickstart 2023, here are some fab options:
(Information correct at the time of writing. Event details, ticket pricing and availability are subject to change).
NYE Music Festivals
In Australia, there are tonnes of different music festivals taking place over New Year’s. So if you’re keen to ring in the new year with a boogie, here are some festivals to check out:
Beyond The Valley: (18+)
- When: Wednesday, 28 December 2022 - Sunday, 1 January 2023
- Where: Barunah Plains, Victoria
Lineup highlights: Benee, Denzel Curry, Diplo, Dom Dolla, Flight Facilities, Honey Dijon, Kaytranada, Lime Cordiale, Nelly Furtado, Boo Seeka, Remi Wolf, San Cisco, SG Lewis, Vera Blue and more.
Falls Festival: (18+)
- Birregurra, VIC: Thursday, 29 December 2022 – Sunday, 31 December 2022
- Byron Bay, NSW: Sunday 31 December 2022 – 2 January 2023
- Fremantle WA, Downtown: 7 January – 8 January 2023
Lineup highlights: Arctic Monkeys, Lil Nas X, Aminé, Ocean Alley, Spacey Jane, DMA’s, G-Flip, Rico Nasty, Peach PRC, The OG Wiggles, plus loads more.
NYE In The Park:
- When: 4pm, Saturday 31 December 2022
- Where: Victoria Park, City Rd, Sydney (Gadigal Land)
Lineup highlights: Flight Facilities, Lime Cordiale, Cut Copy, Rico Nasty, San Cisco, Crazy P Sound system, Late Night Tuff Guy, Graace, Vacations, Grentperez, Discovery, Becca Hatch, Tori Levett and more.
Field Day: (18+)
- When: Sunday 1 January 2023
- Where: The Domain, Sydney
Lineup highlights: Dom Dolla, Diplo, Benee, Denzel Curry, Remi Wolf, SG Lewis, Kaytranada, Aitch, Bicep (live), Charlotte De Witte, Cloonee, Glaive & Ericdoa, Holy Goof, Honey Dijon, Jnr Choi, Kanine, Partiboi69, Patrick Topping, Pretty Girl, Shygirl, Sofia Kourtesis, Tkay Maidza, Yung Lean – and loads more!
For more music festival options – check out our Aussie music festival guide.
NYE Parties, Food & Events:
Ready for a night out on the town on the biggest party night of the year? Here are some of the hottest parties and dining experiences happening on New Year’s Eve:
Sydney NYE Parties, Food & Events:
- Cargo NYE Party (at Cargo Bar & Lounge in Darling Harbour): Tickets from $39
- Bungalow 8, Darling Harbour NYE Party: Tickets from $39
- Goodbye 2022 NYE Party at Garden State Hotel: Tickets from $150
- NYE Penthouse Disco Welcome 2023 at Penthouse 15: Tickets from $59
- P1 NYE 22 at Platform One: Tickets from $27
- NYE 2022 Cruise with Victoria Star Cruises in Docklands: Tickets from $239
Brisbane NYE Parties, Food & Events:
- Jungle Party Riverside NYE Party at Friday's: Tickets from $175
- New Year’s Eve Gala Party at Victoria Park in Herston: Tickets from $165
- Queensland Pops Orchestra: New Year’s Eve Concert 2022 at Queensland Performing Arts Centre in South Brisbane: Tickets from $90
- New Years Eve Dinner at The Vines Resort in The Vines: Tickets from $145
- NYE at The Pen 2022 at The Peninsula in Mandurah: Tickets from $99
- NYE Miami Festival 2023 on the Rooftop at The Aviary: Tickets from $99
- The Night Market NYE Party at the Market Grounds: Tickets from $26
- Catch DJ Nino Brown at the R&BAY Pier NYE Party 2022 at Glenelg Pier Hotel in Glenelg: Tickets from $3
- New Year's Eve Gala Party at Stamford Plaza: Tickets from $179
- NYE 2022 Party at The Moseley Bar & Kitchen in Glenelg: Tickets from $20
- New Year's Eve at Telegraph Hotel: Reserve a table to celebrate NYE at Telegraph Hotel – choose a meal from the a la carte menu or indulge in a Feed Me Menu
- New Year's Eve - Taste of Summer with Daryl Braithwaite at Princes Wharf: Tickets from $81.85 for adults (16+) & for free for under 16’s
Canberra NYE Parties, Food & Events:
- New Year’s Eve by the Lake at Walt & Burley: Packages cost $95-125 per person for adults and $30 for kids
- Lilotang x Veuve Clicquot NYE Dinner 2022 in Burbury Close, Barton: Seven-course tasting menu, glass of Veuve Clicquot on arrival & more for $180 per person
- NYE Party with Stanton Warriors & Krafty Kuts at Monsoons: Tickets from $24
- Dracula’s Cabaret: Rocky Horror inspired experience – tickets from $170
- Dancing Queen: A Tribute to ABBA at The Star Gold Coast: Buy tickets from $49.90
Family-friendly things to do this NYE:
Looking for something to do with the whole family this New Year’s Eve? Check out these options:
Sydney family-friendly NYE:
- Fireworks vantage points: From Birchgrove Park to Botanic Garden - The Point, there’s a whole list of places to catch Sydney’s epic NYE fireworks display this year. Some vantage points are free, while others are ticketed. There’ll be fireworks at the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge at 9 pm and midnight.
Melbourne family-friendly NYE:
- Free entertainment: There'll be free family-friendly entertainment, food trucks, performances and fireworks (at 9:30 pm and midnight) at the celebration zones in Docklands, Flagstaff Gardens, and Treasury Gardens.
- Fireworks: There’ll be a 9 pm & midnight fireworks display. Alternatively, you could tune in from 11 pm via the Channel 9 live broadcast. Here’s where you’ll be able to spot them:
- Docklands: at 9:30–9:35 pm and 12–12:08 am
- Flagstaff Gardens: at 9:30–9:35 pm and 12–12:08 am
- Kings Domain: at 9:30–9:35 pm and 12–12:08 am
- Treasury Gardens: at 9:30–9:35 pm and 12–12:08 am
Brisbane family-friendly NYE:
- Fireworks & family fun: Here’s where you can catch fireworks on New Year’s Eve in Brisbane
- Ipswich: 9 pm fireworks at Springfield Central, South Ripley, Ipswich Central, and Chuwar
- South Bank: The Lord Mayor’s New Year’s Eve Fireworks are at 8:30 pm and midnight. Head to South Bank Parklands for free firework displays set to music and food vendors.
- Tivoli – free community event from 3–9 pm (at Tivoli Drive In – 50 Coal Road, Chuwar): featuring entertainment starring Keri and the Shake Shifters, The Fabulous Lemon Drops, Kerryn Thorne, Tammy Mathieson, Unbranded, Sierra Faith, face painting. There’ll also be balloon twisting, Conservation Park Lights display and bushland walk, kids crafts and activities, fireworks and more. It’s a free event; however, you’ll need a ticket.
- Victoria Point Lakeside, family event from 5 – 9:30 pm: Fireworks at 9pm, kids activities, market stalls, free entertainment, retailer specials & more!
Canberra family-friendly NYE:
- Fireworks: The two main spots to catch the fireworks this NYE are at Central and East Basins – with sessions at 9 pm and midnight
- Last coin of the year at the Mint: On NYE at 3:45 pm, you can enter a draw to be one of the ten last customers to win one of the last coins produced in 2022 (plus an authentication certificate).
Darwin family-friendly NYE:
- New Year's Eve at Darwin Waterfront: FREE event featuring Birds of Tokyo, Melanie Gray Duo, DJ Lady Kay and Bananas in Pyjamas!
- NYE at TGI Fridays Surfers Paradise: 3-course dinner and welcome drink from $90pp plus more
Fireworks: There’ll be fireworks displays at various times and locations across the Goldie
- Paradise Point Parkland at 9pm
- Coomera at 9pm
- Broadwater Parklands at 8pm
- Surfers Paradise foreshore at 8pm and midnight
- Kurrawa Park, Broadbeach at 8pm and midnight
- Robina Town Centre at 10pm
- Coolangatta Beach at 9pm and midnight
- Varsity Promenade at 8:30pm
- Harley Park, Labrador at 9pm
- North Kirra Beach at 7:30pm
Looking for more events to attend? Here are some of the hottest music festivals in Australia.
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