Best Spots to Catch New Year❜s Eve Fireworks in Melbourne 2021

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Grab your picnic rug, stock up on goodies and stake out your spot for a fireworks extravaganza this New Year's Eve - Melbourne never disappoints! 

Melbourne New Year's Eve 2021

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. Melbourne New Year's Eve 2021 is set to be bigger and better than previous years, with the city hosting Australia's largest drone show to ring in the New Year at the Docklands Celebration Zone!

If you're headed into any of the city locations to catch the 2021 fireworks, it's always best to go early and secure 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!

City of Melbourne Fireworks Celebration Zones

The official City of Melbourne Fireworks Celebration Zones for the midnight fireworks are at Treasury Gardens, Flagstaff Gardens, Docklands, and Kings Domain (near the Sidney Myer Music Bowl), all with entertainment.

For earlier fireworks (helpful for families!) there are Fireworks Celebration Zones in Yarra Park and Footscray Park with 9.30 pm displays. These are alcohol-free events.

Fireworks in Melbourne
Melbourne fireworks set to ring in the New Year 2021.

Early NYE Fireworks

Yarra Park

Located next to the MCG, Yarra Park is a top spot for families can enjoy free stage entertainment, films and a spectacular fireworks display at 9.30pm, and two duplicated zones to help with crowd control.
Where: Marathon Way, East Melbourne
When: 6pm – 10pm

Footscray Park

Maribyrnong City Council is hosting New Year’s Eve fireworks in Footscray Park. Families can bring along a picnic and enjoy free entertainment and watch the fireworks display at 9.30 pm.
Where: Ballarat Road, Footscray
When: 6.30pm – 10.30pm

Treasury Gardens Melbourne NYE Fireworks
Treasury Gardens Melbourne NYE Fireworks.

Midnight NYE Fireworks

The NYE Fireworks Celebration Zones offer the best inner-city views of the fireworks, a multimedia countdown, food trucks, amenities and music.

Treasury Gardens Park

The Gardens offer one of the best skyline viewing spots, so is a fantastic option for NYE fun. There'll be entertainment and a DJ from 9 pm, but the fireworks are only at midnight, so one to go to with the bigger kids.
Where: Spring St, East Melbourne
When: 9 pm – 1 am

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 before the midnight fireworks.
Where: William St, West Melbourne
When: 9 pm – 1 am


One of the City of Melbourne's official viewing sites, there's great entertainment prior to the countdown/fireworks extravaganza surrounding Victoria harbour, and plenty of parties to join once it's all over.
Where: On the Yarra River, 2 km from the CBD
When: 9 pm – 1 am

King's Domain Flinders St Station

Tons of opportunities to join the community revelry at the Domain in the lead-up to the midnight fireworks! 
Where: Marathon Way, East Melbourne
When: 9 pm – 1 am

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. The midnight fireworks are designed to be viewed from afar so find your own location anywhere in the greater Melbourne area, have a party on a rooftop or convince your cousin in the tall apartment block to let you up for the show! For the full surround sound experience, listen to the official synchronised soundtrack live on FM99.7 or through SoundCloud (available 31 December).

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