What To Do In Melbourne This New Years Eve (Even If You're Broke!)

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It’s that time of the year again! New Years Eve is just around the corner and not only is it the end of the year – it’s the end of the decade.

If you’ve been a little bit lax in organising your evening affairs – don’t fret! From free fireworks, to lavish evenings – we’ve got you covered - all at a good price we promise. 

Free fireworks!

If you’re not keen to spend too much cash – but you’d still like a good evening out – public fireworks displays are the way to go.

St Kilda pier – grab some fish and chips and spend the evening on the beach before heading to the pier to watch the show.

Williamstown Beach – another prime beach option with fantastic views of the city (and equally fantastic chip shops). 

Fed Square – yes it’ll be crowded! But at least you’re nice and central.

Edinburgh Gardens – It’s alcohol free so great for kids, there will be movies and events from 2pm.   

Ruckers Hill, Northcote – a prime northside spot we bet you’ve never thought of, grab meal beforehand and avoid the city crowds!

Footscray Community Arts Centre – perfect city views and almost definitely less crowded than being in the thick of it - plus loads of options for a cheap bowl of pho beforehand!  

Got a bit of cash to spend but don’t want to drop your whole pay check? We’ve got options for less than a hundy: 

Terminus Hotel – Abbotsford - $50 – 2DJs, dance floors, plus free flowing beer and wine for two hours!

The Bridge Hotel Laneway Party – Richmond - $10 – Entry and a free drink – why not make a dinner booking and stay for the long haul!

Hophaus Euro Bar – Southbank - $65 – Two dining packages on offer – including one family friendly three course meal.

NYE at the Espy – St Kilda - $22.55 -  Kingswood live, The Yacht Club DJs and loads of fun. Buy your ticket

Big Horny NYE Party – Transport Public Bar - CBD - $25 – A 12 piece New Orleans Funk & Soul Band “Hoodoo Mayhem”. Southern Style Food. Mardi Gras Atmosphere right in Red Square.

New Years Eve at The Temperance – South Yarra -$70 VIP Cocktail Package – All inclusive canapes and drinks – plus a live Jazz Band.  

That NYE Party! 2020 – The Toff In Town – Melbourne CBD - $30 – Party until 5am with a few different options for dining and canapes. 

Tropicana New Year’s Eve – Melbourne Public – South Wharf - $20 – Tropical themes NYE Party with a live band and DJS. BYO Hawaiian shirt.

This list is by no means exhaustive! There's LOADS of more events this NYE. Check out more here.

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