What You Need To Know About Melbourne’s New Year’s Eve Celebrations

Make sure you have a great night!


19 December 2018

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It's crazy to think 2019 is just around the corner. There will be heaps of events happening around town, including the HUGE firework show in the CBD. Thousands are expected to head into the city, so it’s smart to plan ahead. 

Here is what you need to know...

Firstly, the celebration is an alcohol-free event. If you're caught with a drink in your hand, you could be starting the year with a hefty fine.

There will be four official live sites around town. Here you’ll find music, food, bathrooms and first aid. City of Melbourne recommends choosing one of the live sites as a destination – especially if you are planning to take public transport.

Here is information on the live sites… 

Treasury Gardens

9pm-10pm: 2018 music video retrospective

10pm-1am: DJ Small FRY

Train: Parliament Station (inbound) and Flinders Street (outbound)

Tram: 11, 12, 48, 70, 75, 86, 96 and 10

Flagstaff Gardens

9pm-10pm: 2018 music video retrospective

10pm-1am: DJ Yeo

Train: Flagstaff Station (inbound) and Flinders Street (outbound)

Tram: 19, 55, 57, 59, 86 and 96 

Docklands

9pm-10pm: 2018 music video retrospective

10pm-1am: DJ ELLE

Train: Southern Cross Station

Tram: 11, 31, 48, 86 and 96 

Kings Domain

9pm-10pm: 2018 music video retrospective

10pm-1am: DJ MzRizk

Train: Flinders Street

Tram: 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 16, 55, 64, 67 and 72

V/Line will be running a special timetable for the evening - check the PTV for more details. It is strongly encouraged that patrons choose public transport over taxis. There will also be a set of tow-away zones in place and road closures for the evening. 

$3.4million will go into the event - the majority going towards operations, safety and security. 

Can’t make it to midnight? There will be a 9.30pm fireworks show at Yarra Park from 6pm-10pm. The program includes a screening of Toy Story 3, and we can ALL get around that movie. 

For more information on the event, including road closures and programs, go here.

 

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