Melbourne is a happening place to welcome the New Year. Every New Year’s Eve the city of Melbourne comes alive with entertainment of all conceivable forms.

From dazzling display of fireworks to live entertainers, from costume parties to black tie events, from beach bonanza to DJs, bands and karaoke, from cruises to casual fun, there is something to enthrall all and sundry; and there is one for every pocket and every age. All you need to do is to keep an eye for the events as they are declared and to reserve them in advance to avoid last minute rush or disappointment.

Here is a list of some of the major events of Melbourne for your convenience –

The Party at the Spice Market:

This is one party that promises to be bigger and better with each passing year. Plan to spend your New Year’s Eve at one of the most happening parties in Melbourne. If you buy general ticket, you are entitled to a welcome drink, and finger food before 10 pm. In case you reserve a VIP pass you are granted access to all areas, welcomed with a cocktail on arrival and give n access to roaming food till 11pm.

Tickets: Starts from $40 per person

Riverland New Years Eve:

Riverland prepares to enthral its guests in the New Year Eve with expanded dance flow and a whole deck where one can simply chill out. With a spectacular view of the Yarra and also of the fireworks that would light up the night sky at midnight, this is one place that has thought of most of your needs for the evening. To top it all there would be a 5 hrs drink package including wine, ciders, spirits and tap beer.

Tickets: Starts from $180 per person

Campari House:

Spread across four levels this party would keep you on the move with live DJs all across the four levels and cocktails. The rooftop package offers a spectacular view of the fireworks at midnight. There is also on offer a 5 hr beverage package.

Tickets: Starts from $100 per person

Platform 28

You know you are welcoming the New Year in style when you are at the Platform 28’s award winning balcony and indoor lounge. Enjoy entertainment at its best with DJs of repute at your service. What’s more? You can dress as per your comfort since there is no dress code. This party too offers 5 hrs food and beverage package that also goes on to include spirits.

Tickets: Starts from $100 per person


The Docklands would be bustling again with life and music as many people throng to welcome the New Year. There are a variety of packages on offer depending on what you want to do and how much you want to spend.

Tickets: Starts from $140 per person

European Bier Café & Aer Rooftop Bar

This Hawaiian themed party spread across four levels offer live entertainment and an exotic array of food and beverages that goes on to include 15 kinds of premium beers, ciders on tap, a pretty elaborate selection of wine and basic spirits along with soft drinks. You can enjoy a 7 hrs package of food and fun. Enjoy a welcome drink on arrival as you eye the spot in the rooftop from where you can enjoy the fireworks later at night. And if you have taken the trouble to dress your best, you may even bag the prize for the Best Dressed.

Tickets: Starts from $130 per person

Victoria Star Dance Cruise

Nothing can be more relaxing than cruising for hours along Melbourne’s waterways on a 5 hour cruise. Take advantage of the spectacular views that the Docklands provide of the New Year’s Eve fireworks. You shall also be treated with Complimentary Champagne on arrival, gourmet finger food, live DJ’s, two dance floors, and an onboard bar that offers drinks at affordable pricing.

Tickets: Starts from $150 per person

The Wharf Hotel

If you are inclined to welcome the New Year with a touch of Tiki, the Wraf Hotel New Year’s Eve bash is the place for you to be in. Nestled on the banks of the river Yarra, the party at the Wharf offers a package of basic finger foods and drinks for five hours along with live music.

Tickets: Starts from $140 per person

Precinct Hotel

If you are one who likes to be aware in advance of the pocket pinch in all, the Precinct Hotel package would sound attractive to you. With an all inclusive food and beverage package you are sure to be within your budget without compromising on the fun elements. You can also enjoy music by Live Band and also renowned DJs. Precinct Hotel also offers Booth Packages.

Tickets: Starts from $115 per person

Masquerade New Years Eve Party

This New Year’s Eve bash offers various packages right from Pre Dinner to VIP access. You can enjoy a fabulous view of the Docklands Fireworks as you sip basic drinks along with nibbling gourmet finger foods and barbeque. If you reserve a VIP pass, you shall have access to the spectacular Pavilion Room and as well as premium beverages.

Tickets: Starts from $125 per person

BearBrass A Nautical New Year’s Eve

If you are interested in the nautical theme, BearBrass is the place for you to be this New Year’s Eve. You get to taste it all when you book yourself for this one. Cruise along the River Yarra for twenty minutes right before you are seated for a three course meal that includes spirits. With Live DJ and spectacular view of the fireworks, this is an elegant way of ringing in the New Year.

Tickets: Starts from $90 per person

New Year’s Eve Carnival Party

From funfair canapés all through the night to quirky cocktails, with a DJ on board to even Live Band Music, this party surprises with all that it offers at a very affordable pricing.

Tickets: Starts from $35 per person

Zoofari NYE

Zoofari New Year’s Bash unleashes the wildest party animal in you with a night that is full of fun activities. From welcome drink to face painting, from titillating dance beats to snacks all though the night, from a happening crowd to mingle with to a glass of bubbly at midnight – no leaf is kept unturned to make your New Year’s Eve a very exciting one.

Tickets: Starts from $50 per person


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