We’re all still stuck in that weird time zone where it’s not Christmas anymore but it’s not the New Year either. We don’t know what day it is, whether its a public holiday, or whether its appropriate to be eating so much cheese!

But once tonight is over, we’ll officially be in 2020, and we can get back into our normal routines.

To welcome in the New Year, there are celebrations right around the country, and here’s everything that’s going down to bring in the new decade

Best of all, they’re all FREE!


Everything will take place in the iconic Sydney Harbour, kicking off at 7pm with a brilliant water display from fire tug boats.

At 8:30 there’s a traditional Welcome to Country and smoking Ceremony, then at 8 an Air Display.


The Sydney Harbour Bridge is lit up in dazzling lighting effects at 8:30, and for those keen on an early night, the family fireworks are at 9pm.

Then of course, the main course with take place at midnight with fireworks lighting up the scenic water way.

You’ll need to get in SUPER EARLY though, because it is one of the largest New Year’s celebrations in the world, and it’s a first come first served basis. There are heaps of different vantage points though, so you if your usual spot isn’t available, don’t fret, there’s plenty others.


The biggest New Year’s Eve party in Brisbane will be at the family friendly South Bank Parklands.

Fireworks will start to run at 8:30pm for families and at midnight for those who want to stay up late, each lasting around 10 minutes.


Brisbane City Council has given us the best vantage points for watching the night’s fireworks displays across the city:

South Bank Parklands
Portside Wharf
Howard Smith Wharves
Eagle Street Pier
Riverside Centre
Waterfront Place
Kangaroo Point Cliffs
Captain Burke Park
Wilson Outlook Reserve

You can head their website for more info on tonight’s event.


Rooftops of Melbourne’s CBD have been lined with over 14 tonnes of fireworks in preparation for tonight’s HUGE event!

And to see it all unfold, you’ll want to head to one of these places:


Treasury Gardens
Flagstaff Gardens
Kings Domain

Each area will have amazing food trucks, sensational music, and of course an iconic countdown.

The city will be basically be in lock down from 6pm though, so don’t expect to be driving anywhere.

If you’re after an early night though, you can head to Yarra Park or Footscray Park for the early fireworks at 9:30pm


There’s a jam-packed program of live music, family entertainment and there will be TWO spectaclar firework displays.


Everything will be happening at Elder Park and at the Riverbank of River Torrens.

The City of Adelaide says the best spots to view the fireworks will be:

In front of the Festival Centre
Front and centre stage
Cruising on the river
Adelaide Oval
The Intercontinental

There will also be a whole heap of food trucks, and drinks will be on offer at licensed bars. However, there is no BYO alcohol and the event is non-smoking.

Head to the City of Adelaide’s Facebook page for all the updates!


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