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New Year’s Eve in the city is offering up fun ways to safely welcome in 2022. Plan ahead and register for the free ticket ballot for the NYE Celebration Zones or book a table to enjoy the New Year Street Feasts dining experience

Note that rooftop fireworks will not form part of the city celebrations this year – fireworks will only be visible from the ticketed Celebration Zones

There are only a few events that are celebrated worldwide, with New Year’s being celebrated in every corner of the earth. Whether it’s the fireworks on the Sydney Harbour Bridge or the Ball Drop at Times Square, New Year’s Eve is always celebrated in extravagant style.

In Melbourne, the celebrations are just as big with hundreds of thousands of people usually coming to celebrate the New Year; with live entertainment, great music and a massive city-wide fireworks display.

New Year’s Eve Melbourne, 2022/2023 City Events & Fireworks Locations

New Year’s Eve in Melbourne is one of the most anticipated celebrations of the year. As it is summertime in Melbourne and most people are able to enjoy the public holiday the next day, many flocks to the city for this massive celebration.

If you decide to come into the city this New Year’s Eve, plan ahead and decide which one of the four official Celebration Zones you’ll attend. The NYE Celebration Zones sites offer the best inner city views of the fireworks, a multimedia countdown, amenities and music.

As an added bonus at the Docklands Celebration Zone, witness a never-seen-before drone swarm backed to a special poem titled ‘Melbourne, Feel the Sound’ by local artist, Ren Alessandra winner of the National Poetry Slam 2020.

If you miss out on the drone swarm at Docklands, it’ll be showing all month long from 3–30 January 2022 at 9:30 and 10:30pm.

A valid ticket will be required for entry to your chosen Celebration Zone. Entry to the ticket ballot is now closed. All unclaimed tickets will be released via Ticketek at 11am, Monday 20 December on a first-in basis.

The Celebration Zones to enjoy New Year’s Eve in Melbourne include the following:

Please refer to the image gallery below for a full event schedue of each of the zones and the venue maps. This is a family friendly event and attendees will be subject to bag checks upon entry. Prohibited items include alcohol, animals (except service animals), drones and any items deemed dangerous or illegal. In line with Victoria’s Roadmap, all NYE Celebration Zone attendees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a valid medical exemption.

New Year Street Feasts is an outdoor dining program presented by the City of Melbourne, the Victorian Government and Melbourne Food & Wine Festival. From Flinders Lane to Little Bourke Street, Chinatown to Docklands, we’re taking the party to the streets this New Year in Melbourne. And what a party it’s going to be.

Celebrated restaurants, time-honoured favourites and cutting-edge kitchens are gearing up for something special. We’re creating outdoor dining precincts in partnership with City of Melbourne and the Victorian Government, showing thousands of visitors to the city a great New Year’s Eve, with music curated by Deborah Conway, Mo’Ju, Sensible J and Memphis LK. You can view all of the different locations and buy your tickets here.

On NYE, all train services will run to a normal weekday timetable with additional services after midnight. Southern Cross and Flinders Street stations will be open all night. Flagstaff, Melbourne Central and Parliament stations will be open until 2am. On Jan 1st, trains will run to a public holiday timetable with night network running.

Trams will run to a holiday Saturday timetable, the City Circle tram will not run. On 1 January trams will run to a standard Saturday timetable with the City Circle tram operating normally.

On New Year’s Eve, people attending the celebrations are strongly encouraged to use the public transport services. If you are planning to catch a taxi, please note that it is very difficult for vehicles to get in and out of the city due to road closures. Taxi ranks are recommended as a safer option as they are staffed by a security officer in a distinct uniform and monitored by security cameras.

Avoid the crowds and ring in 2022 from the comfort of your own home as Channel 9 presents the very best bits of the city’s New Year’s Eve celebrations and festivities live from 11pm. Gather your friends and family, switch on the telly and get ready to take a look back at the year that was and celebrate what’s to come for 2022. Then, warm up those vocal chords for the official countdown and watch complete coverage of the midnight drone and fireworks shows.

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