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The Best New Year's Eve Events in Melbourne Worth Celebrating

Say goodbye to 2023 in a spectacular fashion at the best New Year's Eve events in Melbourne.

HER (Image Credit: Earl Parker)

The end of 2023 couldn't come fast enough, and now it's finally time to start planning the biggest party of the year. But with so many great New Year's Eve and New Year's Day options to choose from, including these luxe NYE dinners happening around the city, where does one even begin?

Well, it just so happens you’ve come to the right place. From partying rooftop style, with lush cocktails and promising views over the entire city, to live music events perfect for dancing up a storm, we’ve hunted down some of the best parties and events to help narrow down your choices.

Here are the New Year’s Eve events in Melbourne (with a few good New Year's Day events and festivals thrown in for good measure) for ringing in 2024 in style. 

New Year's Eve Parties in Melbourne:

Riverland Bar

New Year’s Eve at Riverland

If there is ever an evening that demands premium city views, it's New Years'. Located in Melbourne's Riverland, right by the Yarra River and below Federation Square, New Year’s Eve at Riverland will kick off 2024 with a bang. You’ll have nothing to worry about on the night, as your ticket is all-inclusive with everything you need for a spectacular evening including unlimited beer, wine, bubbles and house spirits plus plenty of food to get you through the night. DJ Gav Campbell will be on the decks from 8.00pm. so you can be sure this riverside party under the stars truly has it all! 


Book here

Saturday 31st December

Doors open from 6.00pm, then from 8.00pm to 12.30am the all-inclusive package starts

Federation Wharf 1-9, Melbourne

Captain Baxter (Image Credit: Sam Tabone)

New Year's Eve at St Kilda Beach

Head to St Kilda for a spectacular NYE party, set to transform Captain Baxter, Sea Baths Rooftop, Republic and Encore into the ultimate day-night celebration. It's a chance to catch the final sunset and fireworks display of 2023 at Melbourne's highly acclaimed open-air "Sunset Experience," set across four magnificent venues with breathtaking views of the beachside and oceanfront. There'll also be DJs across all four rooms to ensure the vibes are just right all night long. It’s safe to say this will be the best New Year’s Eve in Melbourne celebration in years!

From $90 per person

Book here

Sunday 31st December to Monday 1st January, 4.00pm to 1.00am

10/10-18 Jacka Boulevard, St Kilda

Grazeland (Image Credit: In the Sky Productions)

New Year's Eve at Grazeland

Get ready to dance, laugh, and indulge in delicious food and drinks as you bid farewell to 2023 and welcome in the New Year in spectacular fashion at Grazeland. It promises an unforgettable night filled with live music, entertainment, and a vibrant atmosphere, with live entertainment set across two dynamic stages, face painting for the kids and big kids like, and the option for general admittance or access to the Grazeland Deck, with all the extra inclusions that come with it (including free-flowing drinks and a premium view of the fireworks). 

GA $20 per person, 5.00pm to 12.30am

Grazeland Deck, $149 per person, access to Grazeland from 5.00pm, then deck package commences 8.00pm to 12.30am

Book here

Sunday 31st December to Monday 1st January, 5.00pm to 12.30am

20 Booker Street, Spotswood



Looking for some serious fun this New Year's Eve in Melbourne? Spend it at Heartbreaker in the city.

It'll be a rocking party, guaranteed to ring in the new year in true raucous fashion. There'll be drink specials all night, Connie's pizza by the slice and DJ Moose on the decks keeping the vibes high all night long. Just make sure to register your attendance for guaranteed entry before 6pm. All are welcome, but pending capacity after 6pm. See you on the dance floor, heartbreakers!

Free event 

Register here

Sunday 31st December to Monday 1st January, 4.00pm to 1.00am

234A Russell Street, Melbourne 

Arbory Afloat

Arbory Bar & Eatery and Afloat - Tulum Jungle Party

This NYE in Melbourne, Arbory Bar & Eatery and Afloat are throwing an epic Tulum-inspired Jungle Party across the two venues. 

Inspired by the electric parties hidden away in the tropical jungles on Mexico’s Yucatán coast, expect an exotic night of eating, drinking, dancing and music. 

There’ll be views of the fireworks, loads of epic add-ons to add a little extra dazzle to your evening, as well as new performances from The Huxleys and Discordia, and tunes from some of Melbourne’s best DJs, so you can dance the year away. Seriously, what a vibe. 

Arbory Bar & Eatery, $185.00 per person

Arbory Afloat Main Deck, general admission $250.00 per person

Doors open at 6.00pm, with the event kicking off at 8.00pm

Book here

1 Flinders Walk, Melbourne

Moon Dog World

Moon Dog Brewery's Miami Nights NYE Party

Set sail for the New Year at Moon Dog World's Miami Nights NYE Yacht Party! They're going all out and theming the venue as the ultimate retro boat party, with DJs playing yacht rock (we better hear 'Baby Come Back') and party tunes to dance the night away! There will even be a midnight fireworks display inside the venue to ring in the new year; how cool is that?!

Book in for the VIP package, which includes a private VIP lagoon-side area in which to whoop it up, bottomless sparkling, seltzer, wine and beer from 8.00pm to 11.00pm, a round of shots on arrival, free captains hat, plus a private bar all night. 

VIP Package from $116.96 per person

Book tickets here

Sunday 31st December to Monday 1st January, 8.00pm to 1.00am

32 Chifley Drive, Preston

Stolen Gem

The Stolen Gem

The best view in Melbourne for New Year's fireworks has to belong to The Stolen Gem. This CBD rooftop bar is a perpetual favourite for celebration, so be ready for an extraordinary New Year's Eve that promises to be a sensory delight. There'll be culinary delights from Rice Paper Scissors, panoramic views, an unlimited beverage package including feature cocktails by Four Pillars Gin, and live entertainment as you and your friends bid adieu to the old and embrace the new under a sky filled with brilliant fireworks.

Limited tickets are available, so secure your spot early to ensure your place at this extraordinary New Year's Eve party in Melbourne.

$256.05 per person

Book here

Sunday 31st December to Monday 1st January, 8.00pm to 12.30am

388 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Loop Roof

Loop Roof NYE Rooftop Garden Party

Like all Melburnians, we're a sucker for a rooftop party. Celebrate NYE amidst the garden oasis at Loop Rooftop with a 4.5-hour premium drinks package with antipasto and canapes throughout the night. There's even a cocktail on arrival, a 78 Degrees Yuzu and Elderflower gin concoction you'll want to savour, as well as a glass of G.H Mumm Champagne for when the clock strikes twelve. The two-tiered rooftop has hundreds of exotic species of plants that pose the perfect backdrop for all your pictures, as well as some of the best city views going (and views of the fireworks to boot). An oasis under the stars - this is one of the best New Year's Eve parties in Melbourne, every time. 

$200 to $300 per person

Sunday 31st December to Monday 1st January, 8.00pm to 12.30am (doors open at 7.00pm, events package commences at 8.00pm)

Book here

3/23 Meyers Place, Melbourne

The Local Taphouse

Wild West NYE at The Local Taphouse

Buckle up your bootstraps, bust out the bolo tie, and roll into the wild wild west this NYE at The Local Taphouse. The team here are ringing in a new year with a rootin' tootin' good time up on their rooftop.

Your all-inclusive ticket includes beer, wine, non-alcoholic options and canapes for the night, as well as specially designed cocktails to fit the theme. There'll even be a DJ shootin' out wild hits from the west (and everywhere else) and a dancefloor fit for a hoedown (Miley would be proud). 

Ditch your inner city slicker for the night because the best dressed of the bunch will be rewarded with some Local Taphouse gift vouchers. 

From $125.05 per person

Book here

Sunday 31st December to Monday 1st January, 7.00pm to 1.00am

184 Carlisle Street, St Kilda

Stomping Ground Brewery

NYE Y2K Party at Stomping Ground Collingwood

Stomping Ground Collingwood are taking you back to a simpler time this NYE. A time when text messages had a max amount of characters and your CD case was busting at the seams with Nelly, J.Lo and Avril Lavigne albums. 

That's right, it'll be a whole lot of noughties nostalgia and welcoming the new year as if we just survived the Y2K bug, with DJs, a dancefloor, Y2K décor and all-inclusive drinks packages.

Dust off your Von Dutch and Juicy tracksuit - there will be prizes for the best dressed.

$60 to $166.5 per person (three types of tickets available)

Book here

Sunday 31st December to Monday 1st January, 7.00pm to 1.00am

100 Gipps Street, Collingwood

Stomping Ground Moorabbin

NYE Dinner + Disco at Stomping Ground Moorabbin Beer Hall

If you'd rather go in for a little disco action this NYE, go get your Le Freak on at Stomping Ground's Moorabbin Beer Hall. There are multiple packages to choose from to ring in the new year at this boogie wonderland, plus a light up dancefloor, sparkly disco décor, silent disco movies playing on the walls, and DJs spinning classic disco hits guaranteed to make this an extra dynamite affair. 

Enjoy ice cold beer, wine, and cocktails as you groove until midnight, however there's also the option to add dinner earlier on (and 2 extra hours of inclusive drinks!)

Don your best Saturday Night Fever gear - there are prizes for best dressed.

From $99 to $139 per person

Book here

Sunday 31st December to Monday 1st January, 6.00pm to 1.00am

9 Cochranes Road, Moorabbin

Johnny's Green Room

Johnny's Green Room

The highly anticipated re-opening of Carlton's Johnny's Green Room is set to go off with a bang this NYE. Set to reopen in December, the newly renovated rooftop bar is putting on one hell of a party to celebrate the end of the year in style, with the best view in the city that's simply perfect for watching those pre/post-midnight firework displays.

Guests will receive a complimentary drink upon arrival as well as roving Italian canapes throughout the night. Tunes are guaranteed, thanks to a New Year's Eve soundtrack from the team at Hope St Radio. 

As we bid farewell to 2023 and usher in the excitement of a brand-new year, there's no better place to celebrate New Year's Eve in Melbourne than Johnny's Green Room.

$60 per person (general admission)

Book here

Sunday 31st December, 7.00pm to Monday 1st January, 1.00am

Level 2/293-297 Lygon Street, Carlton 

HER Rooftop - Midnight Metallic

This New Year’s Eve in Melbourne, HER ROOFTOP is bringing a shimmering evening to the fore with Midnight in Metallic.

Melbourne’s hottest rooftop bar is celebrating NYE with a dazzling display of eating, drinking and partying under the stars, with stunning views of the fireworks, and high-shine appearances from Discordia. There's a premium open bar offering (including free-flowing Champagne, house wine, beer and spirits) and a selection of Thai street-food from BKK.

It's a gold star event - and one of the best NYE parties in Melbourne. 

$354.90 per person

Book here

Sunday 31st December to Monday 1st January, 7.00pm to 1.00am

HER, Level 4, 270 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

Skinny Dog Hotel Rooftop (Image Credit: Griffin Simm)

NYE at Skinny Dog Hotel

Prefer to keep things a little more low-key this NYE in Melbourne, but still eager to make it a memorable night? Ring in the new year at everyone's favourite local, the newly refurbished and roof topped Skinny Dog Hotel.

Say goodbye to 2023 in style, with their resident DJ on deck providing the soundtrack, a series of delicious roaming canapes and a 4-hour drinks package. 

$107 per person

Book here

Sunday 31st December to Monday 1st January, 8.00pm to 1.00am

155 High Street, Kew

Evies Disco Diner

Evies NYE Dexy Disco

This one is worth booking in for. Join in the fun this NYE at Evies Disco Diner - they're bringing the Dexiest Disco vibes to see you into 2024. DJs will be supplying tunes all night, and you can expect drinks specials (hello $15 espresso martinis and $30 bottles of bubbles), drag shows, and sexy, downright dirty disco all night long. You'll be levitating!

Free entry

Reserve your spot here

Sunday 31st December to Monday 1st January, 7.00pm 

232 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy

New Year's Day Parties in Melbourne:

Gasometer Hotel

Closet at The Gaso

On January 1st, CLOSET NYD will keep with tradition and be back at their spiritual home, Collingwood's beloved Gasometer Hotel, for their sixth annual open-air, day-to-night party to celebrate the new year. Join a packed dance floor of queers with a spritz in hand under the Gaso’s iconic retractable roof and mirror ball.

It'll be a whole venue takeover, and 11 hours of a huge lineup that's still be announced.

$55 per person (final release tickets) 

Book here

Monday January 1st to Tuesday January 2nd, 2.00pm to 1.00am

484 Smith Street Collingwood

Heide Museum Healing Garden (Image Credit: C Meredith)

Homesick 2024 at Heide Museum

After a more relaxed NYD post a massive celebration the night before? Let us introduce you to Home Sick 2024, where you're invited to ring in the new year as is best - hanging out with friends and bathing in the sun, with cold drinks in hands and rolling music, albeit this time in the beautiful gardens of the Heide Museum.

Expect a day embracing togetherness and appreciating the year that's been and the year that's to come. Sounds perfect to us.

$75.43 (second release tickets, go on sale 19th December) and $86.02 (final release, on sale from 26th December)

Book here

Monday 1st January, 1.00pm to 10.00pm

7 Templestowe Road, Bulleen

New Guernica

Eat The Beat at New Guernica - New Year's Day Night Party

Help beloved nightclub New Guernica bid farewell to the remarkable year of 2023 (filled with awesome memories and times spent together dancing to great music) and usher in the promise of 2024, by joining in on a special celebration on New Year's Day.

The lineup includes epic performances from DJs' and producers the likes of Etwas, Abosaid and Gav Whitehouse, Matteo Freyrie, Ophelie Mercury and Zii.

This will be a truly special event, with three interactive rooms with different music, for a fully immersive experience!

Register here (tickets on sale 20th December at 12.00am)

Monday 1st January to Tuesday 2nd January, 7.00pm to 4.00am

64 Smith Street, Collingwood

New Year's Eve Festivals in Melbourne:

Heaps Good

Heaps Good

After a successful first run in Adelaide earlier this year, Heaps Good is back...and now in Melbourne for NYE.

The one-day festival is bringing Flume, Foals, Griff, Holly Humberstone, Basement Jaxx, the Avalanches, Sycco and more to Sidney Myer Music Bowl - and we couldn't be more excited! 

$189.90 per ticket

Book here

Sunday 31st December 

Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne

New Year's Day Festivals in Melbourne:

Sun Cycle (Image Credit: Natalie Jurrjens)

Sun Cycle

Sun Cycle circles back this New Year’s Day for its fifth edition at the Coburg Velodrome. Experience a fusion of music and art across all three stages on the day, converging in unison for one epic electronic love affair upon the iconic bike track. With a stacked lineup that includes Baby G, Ben Fester, Dita, Erika de Casier, Mildlife, Kalyani and Wax'o Paradiso, it's sure to to be a cracking NYD party for you and your ambient sounds-loving crew. 

From $172.95 per ticket 

Book here

Monday 1st January, 12.00pm to 11.00pm

Richards Reserve, 30 Charles Street, Coburg North

Let Them Eat Cake

Let Them Eat Cake

Let Them Eat Cake is back for its eleventh year, and to celebrate the occasion, a stellar line-up is ready to help you kick-on from New Year’s Eve. Conveniently located on the grounds of Werribee Mansion, look forward to a heady mix of UK, US, European and local electronic artists, from ABSOLUTE. and Barry Can't Swim, to Bella Claxton and Ben Klock, as they light up 2024 summer in true party style.

Final release tickets $204.41 

Book here

Monday 1st January, from 12.00pm onwards

Werribee Mansion Park Grounds, 320 K Road, Werribee South, Melbourne

Welcome to Thornbury

NYD at Welcome to Thornbury

Get ready to rein in 2024 with an unparalleled music experience at Welcome to Thornbury's New Year's Day Party. Setting the stage for a monumental year ahead, they have an international lineup that's nothing short of spectacular, featuring Lithuania's Triple Platinum and Gold-certified sensation Gaullin, as well as the UK's rising stars Switch Disco, renowned for their eclectic fusion of house, garage, and bass music.

But the excitement doesn't end there. Melbourne's own local talents like Boogs, Spacey Space, and Darley will be there to keep the energy high. Mark your calendars; this New Year's Day celebration is an event you won't want to miss!


Book here

Monday 1st January, from 3.00pm

520 High Street, Northcote 

With the help of these fine venues, New Year's Eve in Melbourne is sure to be a highlight of the year. Have a drink, have a boogie and celebrate the end of 2023 in style. Looking for fun things to do in the new year? Check out our list of things to do on a sunny day like the best waterfalls in Victoria

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