Visitors seeing in the New Year in Melbourne are in for a treat.  As the sun sets over the city on a balmy summer night the streets are abuzz in anticipation of the midnight countdown.  And on the stroke of midnight the skyline will light up in an unprecedented display of fireworks with the Yarra River offering dress circle seats. For an unforgettable experience, here are Acacia’s suggestions for the hottest tickets in town. Bookings are essential and tickets are selling fast.


Elevation New Year’s Eve at Eureka Tower

Ring in the new year on Level 88 of Eureka Tower offering the ultimate views of fireworks across Melbourne.  An upmarket evening of live entertainment and dancing.


Silver Ticket $210 – access to Level 88, canapes, beer, wine (8.00pm to 1.00am)

Gold Ticket $300 – access to Level 88 and exclusive Level 89, substantial canapes, grazing dishes, beer, wine, basic spirits (8.00pm to 2.00am)

Time:  From 8.00pm

Location:  Eureka Tower, 7 Riverside Quay, Southbank

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New Year’s Eve Luxury Catamaran Cruise

Make New Year’s Eve a night to remember with a luxurious fireworks cruise on the Yarra River and Victoria Harbour.  Cruise guests have the advantage of being able to view the fireworks from a clear vantage point on the water in Victoria Harbour. The night includes a glass of French Champagne on boarding, wine, premium beers and soft drinks and gourmet catering.

Cost:  $750 per person

Time:  8.30pm – 12.30am

Location:  Melbourne City Marina, 8 New Quay Promenade, Docklands

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Taxi Kitchen NYE Oscar’s Party

With an enviable location overlooking Melbourne’s Yarra River, Taxi Kitchen is always a hot ticket for New Year’s Eve celebrations.  Enjoy 5 delectable courses at this acclaimed restaurant and enjoy the perfect vantage point for viewing the fireworks.  The theme is Oscar’s glamour and the venue encourages all guests to dress to the occasion.

Cost:  $195

Time:  Bookings from 8.00pm

Location: Federation Square

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New Year’s Eve at Ludlow Bar & Dining Room

This year Ludlow is taking you to fabulous Las Vegas for New Year’s Eve.   Located on the banks of the Yarra River, Ludlow offers wonderful views of the fireworks over Melbourne, entertainment & DJ’s until 3am.

For those wishing to dine, Ludlow offers a 3-course set menu on the terrace or a cocktail party offering 5-hours of sparkling, wine, beer, basic spirits, and canapes.

Cost:   Dining – $130 per person (dining room) or $170 per person (terrace dining)

Cocktails – $180 per person

Time:  Dining –  8.30pm to late

Cocktails – 7.00pm to midnight

Location:  6 Riverside Quay, Southbank

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Pure South Dining – New Year’s Eve 2017

Pure South Dining is a modern, special occasion restaurant in central Melbourne with iconic views down on the river with a stunning CBD backdrop. The cuisine draws inspiration from farmers, fishermen and artisan producers of King Island, Flinders Island & Tasmania.

Celebrate all the glamour of New Year’s Eve in the city and dine with front row seats to the spectacular fireworks show.  Pure South Dining offers a premium dining experience on New Year’s Eve.

Cost:  $229 p.p. Dinner & premium beverage package of wine, beer, soft drinks, and a cocktail

$269 p.p. Guaranteed Window Table

Time:  Bookings from 8.00pm

Location: Southgate Precinct

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Australian Pops Orchestra New Year’s Eve Concert

A long-held tradition in Melbourne, the Australian Pops Orchestra is again proud to present the keenly awaited 2017 New Year’s Eve concert in Melbourne’s outstanding Hamer Hall.

Under the baton of Australia’s celebrated conductor Warwick Stengards, and with gifted performer and Melbourne identity Denis Walter as Master of Ceremonies, the evening promises breathtaking performances of some of the most popular stage musical songs from past to present.

Joining Denis will be Australia’s leading lady of stage, Silvie Paladino, together with the talented musical theatre performers Simon Gleeson and Kane Alexander.  With the magnificent 65-piece Australian Pops Orchestra this is an event not to be missed.

Cost:  Tickets – premium seating $160.

Time:  8.00pm

Location:  Hamer Hall, Arts Centre

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Fireworks (Family Friendly)

Early evening fireworks extravaganza at Yarra Park.  With a feature screening of Disney’s Zootopia, live music and fireworks at 9.30pm, there will be fun for the whole family.

Cost: Free

Time: 6.00pm — 10.00pm

Location: Yarra Park (next to the MCG), bounded by Punt Road Oval, Brunton Ave and Wellington Parade


Fireworks (Melbourne CBD Live Sites)

Enjoy dress circle positions at Melbourne’s official fireworks at one of four live sites across the CBD.  With celebrations at Treasury Gardens, Flagstaff Gardens, Docklands and Kings Domain, there are plenty of options on offer.

Public transport will run all night and each site has food outlets, live music and a special multimedia countdown to ring in 2017.

Cost: Free

Time: 9pm — 1am

Locations: Treasury Gardens, Flagstaff Gardens, Docklands and Kings Domain


Federation Square Block Party

Melbourne’s rich and diverse arts scene will be centre stage at Federation Square as Multicultural Arts Victoria promises a fun, dynamic night to conclude 2016.

When the clock gets close to midnight, Melbourne’s own Quarter Street will get families on their feet for a rendition of Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ Uptown Funk.

Cost: Free

Time: 8pm — late

Location:  Federation Square