The Best Spots to See the New Year's Eve Fireworks in Melbourne with Your Family

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Grab your picnic rug, a bottle of bubbly, some snacks, and stake out your spot for a fireworks extravaganza this New Year's Eve - Melbourne never disappoints!

Plenty of parties and festivities go down across the city, and you'd find it pretty easy to get to a place to see the spectacular light shows. 

If you're headed into any of the city locations it's always best to go early and get a good spot, so even if you can't go yourself (or think the kids will last that long!) send someone on ahead for a recon. It'll be a great night!

The official live sites for viewing are Docklands, Flagstaff Gardens, Treasury Gardens and Kings Domain near the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, with accompanying entertainment, but there are plenty of other options if that's not your style this year.

For earlier fireworks (helpful for families!) Yarra Park and Footscray Park will have a 9.30pm option. These are alcohol-free events.

Footscray Park

Maribyrnong City Council are hosting New Year’s Eve fireworks at 9.30pm in Footscray Park located on Ballarat Road, Footscray. Families can bring along picnic supplies, enjoy free entertainment and watch a fireworks display at 9.30pm. See Maribyrnong City Council websitefor full details.

Time: 6.30pm – 10.30pm

Treasury Gardens Park

The Gardens offer one of the best skyline viewing spots, so is a fantastic option for NYE fun.

Time: 9pm – 1am

Entertainment:
9pm – 11pm: 2017 music video retrospective
11pm – 1am: DJ Nussy

Flagstaff Gardens

Get right in the thick of the action at Flagstaff, where there is plenty of space in the park to settle in for the evening.

Time: 9pm – 1am

Entertainment:
9pm – 11pm: 2017 music video retrospective
11pm – 1am: DJ Jade Zoe

City of Melbourne Yarra Park

Early Eve at Yarra Park brings together all the exciting parts of celebrating the new year without the late night out. Families can enjoy free stage entertainment, films and a spectacular fireworks display at 9.30pm. All entertainment is duplicated in two distinct zones across the site to assist with large crowds.

Time: 6pm – 10pm

King's Domain Flinders St Station

Tons of opportunity to join the community revelry at the Domain! 

Time: 9pm – 1am

Entertainment:
9pm – 11pm: 2017 music video retrospective
11pm – 1am: DJ MzRizk

Southbank

Docklands

One of the City of Melbourne's official viewing sites, there's great entertainment prior to the countdown/fireworks extravaganza, and plenty of parties to join once it's all over.

Time: 9pm – 1am

Entertainment:
9pm – 11pm: 2017 music video retrospective
11pm – 1am: DJ ELLE

Federation Square

No bones about this, you're going to need to get there early. But what a terribly Melbourne way of ringing in the new year!

Throughout the suburbs

Quite a few spots will have their own light show, so check with your local council - but anywhere you can get a clear view of the city skyline, you'll be treated to the main event. Try and have a party on a rooftop, or convince your cousin in the tall apartment block to let you up for the show! You can even listen to the official synchronised soundtrack live on FM99.7.

 

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