New Year’s Eve in Melbourne in 2023 is set to be very different to years prior. There won’t be the massive fireworks displays & crowds that we’re used to. Nonetheless, the city is still putting on a New Year’s eve party that will show off the best of our incredible city – particularly it’s food.
This is a year where we need a party to herald in the next year more than ever, as I’m sure you’ll agree. There are plenty of reasons to celebrate this new year’s eve, we’ve survived multiple waves of intense lockdowns. Melburnians have suffered more than the rest of our Australian brethren. So all across Melbourne CBD, Treasury Gardens, Federation Square, Alexandra Gardens, Melbourne Public, and the rest of the city, let’s party and celebrate a new beginning!
The hope is that even though this year was potentially your worst year yet, the new year brings with it new opportunities, a clean slate. And yes, the opportunity for us to make another inspired list of new year’s resolutions that we won’t keep!
New year’s day deserves to be celebrated, and no city that understands that better than our own – Melbourne. New year’s eve in Melbourne is never dull. As we usher in the new year, the city will come to a standstill with a plethora of new year’s eve celebrations. And true to our mission, we’re here to guide you to the very best of them.
1. Another H2oh Waterfront Event – Voted Melbourne’s #1 NYE Event
For a more intimate affair, join all the hype at H2oh, at this lavish venue, Melbourne’s most exciting Cocktail Bar – with amazing views of the Yarra River & City Skyline.
Watch the sunset & take in the scenery from the outdoor terrace, or simply sip on champagne & watch the night unfold on the lively Promenade in front of you.
Offering 4 separate areas for patrons to enjoy, which include the Dining & Bar area / Open Air Terrace / the new outdoor Promenade Deck & the Riverside lawn area under the stars. Of course, all Covid safe practises will be in place.
Whatever your vibe, H2oh has you covered, with Melbourne renowned DJ’s playing all your party favourites & the latest dance music to keep the party going. Treat yourself to our all-inclusive 6.5hr drinks & food package for another unforgettable NYE party in Melbourne.
With everything you need right here, this will surely be another ultimate h2oh Party experience. Limited tickets available to this event, so get in early for this one!!
Tickets from $189 ( includes our drinks package 8pm-2.30am )
Book early to avoid a price increase!
Allocated table reservations, but standing and bar service is permitted at the bar. Best to book your group tickets in one transaction to reserve a table all together.
2. New Year’s Street Feasts
The City of Melbourne, in partnership with the Victorian State Government & the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival, is putting on a 2-day dining experience that will see 10 different sections of Melbourne filled with European style outdoor dining hubs. In all, there will be more than fifty restaurants taking part.
If you’re a foodie, this here is a perfect way to usher the new year in! Visit the link below to follow up on the plans and to make a booking.
3. Late Dining At The Waterfront.
If you’re a foodie like me, then any special occasion is a perfect excuse for me to taste the best the city has to offer. Located on the waterfront, Ludlow Bat and Dining is the perfect setting for a magical new year’s. You may choose to sit indoors or at the terrace.
On new years eve, this amazing restaurant has a specially curated new year’s eve Melbourne dinner for you. Forget the finger food you’d get at other new year’s social gatherings. Ludlow Bar and Dining Room wants to offer you the most exquisite three-course new year’s eve dinner from a set menu.
Forget the cheap booze, on this special day, you deserve the good stuff. Meat Ludlow Bar and dinning amazing wine selection won’t disappoint.
Budget for 160$ per person.
Address: 6 Riverside Quay, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia
Phone Number: (03) 9699 1676
For a more comprehensive list of the best restaurants in Melbourne check out our picks here.
4. Riverland Urban Beer Garden Party
Located on the Yarra, Riverland usually boasts some great views of Melbourne fireworks over the Yarra River. Even though that won’t be possible this year, on this special night, the beer garden has a killer party planned for you
For the price of $131.53, you’ll get a ticket giving you access to the very best beer and other assorted beverages. Food is also aplenty. And did we mention they have live music and a DJ?
The party officially starts at 7:30 pm and the package “activates” at 8:30 pm. Make sure to book your ticket early as they get sold out early! Use the link below to book your ticket.
Address: Federation Wharf Vaults 1-9 under Princes Bridge, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Phone Number: (03) 9662 1771
5. 4 Hour Cocktail & Food Package At 772 Wine Bar
For $100, you get four hours of endless cocktails and food as you wait to usher in the new year. You also get Live entertainment. What more would you ask for during these times? Book now, tickets are limited!
We’re pretty sure that the experience will be unforgettable!
Address: 772 Glen Huntly Rd, Caulfield South VIC 3162, Australia
Phone Number: (03) 9523 1995
6. Be Together With Loved Ones (Virtually)
It’s sad that for many of us, celebrating new year’s with those that we hold dear, may not be a possibility this year. Even so, we must be grateful that at the very least, technology has made it possible so that we’re able to stay connected, even when apart.
This year, why don’t you virtually dine with those loved ones that you can’t physically be with. Connect your computer to a large screen or even a tv, and have a zoom meeting. Spice things up by even virtually cooking together!
Address: 7 Riverside Quay, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia
Phone Number: (03) 9693 8855
Website: Eureka Skydeck 88, 7 Riverside Quay, Southbank, Victoria, Australia, 3006.
7. New Years At BILLBOARD!
Who said it would be impossible to party your way into 2021? Billboard understands the challenges of hosting an event in 2020, but they are up to the task. They have put in strict covid-19 protocols so that you may be able to dance your way in 2021. Visit the link below to learn more.
There are limited tickets available so, book early.
Address: Billboard 170 Russell Street Melbourne, VIC 3000
8. NYE At The Boatbuilder’s Yard Beach Club Party
We have it on good authority that there will be new year’s eve festivities at the boatbuilder’s yard. The party will most likely be in package form with drinks package e.t.c (at a fee) just like the previous ones. Their events are always sold out, so this year will be no different.
Budget for $130.
Address: 23 S Wharf Promenade, South Wharf VIC 3006, Australia
Phone Number: (03) 9686 5088
9. Stamford Plaza Melbourne
As you usher in the new year, why not experience the best? Stamford Plaza is a great luxury five-star hotel located on Paris End. We chose this hotel for its family-centric approach. They have so many packages.
If you book directly with them, they promise to give you priority check-in, free wifi, twenty dollar credit for your dining as well as welcome amenities when you get to the hotel!
You deserve an amazing dining and accommodation experience for making it this far!
Address: 111 Little Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Phone Number: (03) 9659 1000
10. Dine And Sleep At The Amora Hotel Riverwalk
The Amora Hotel will be a great option for those in search of family-friendly activities this coming new year’s. Known for their amazing staff and dining experience, the Amora will definitely make for an unforgettable new year’s.
To make the day even more memorable, you could decide to spend new year’s at the hotel too. We recommend the rooms with a view of the Melbourne skyline as the hotel is just a few minutes from the CBD.
Address: 649 Bridge Rd, Richmond VIC 3121, Australia
Phone Number: (03) 9246 1200
Message From The JustMedia team
We from JustMedia resonate with the pain, frustration and uncertainty that you, our readers must have endured, or still are enduring. As we prepare to usher in the new year, we want to thank you for your courage and perseverance, and for standing by each other and with us. We wish you all the best. We will beat COVID, together!