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With less than a month before 2019 ends, there’s no doubt you’re giving some serious thought to how you’re going to welcome the new year.

Melbourne is an awesome place to welcome 2020 – with amazing fireworks lining the river, great food and drink offers all round, and (usually!) some pretty good weather, we’ve got it all!

Take your celebrations one step further by organising overnight accommodation at our hostel in Melbourne.

No need to spend an hour on a packed train or shell out tons of cash for a cab home!

Our hostel is located in a great location. We’re in Melbourne’s Southbank district, a stone’s throw from all the New Year’s Eve action – including our impressive fireworks display!

This week, we’re sharing some of the best events you can book and spots to catch the fireworks.

Make sure this year’s celebration is the best one yet!

New Year’s Eve fireworks

Of course, we couldn’t write a blog post without mentioning the main attraction first!

Find the perfect vantage spot to watch Melbourne’s amazing fireworks display in various locations across the CBD.

Of course, you could perch yourself anywhere along the Yarra to catch the spectacular display, but did you know there are additional vantage points all over the city, too?

You can visit:

  • Treasury Gardens
  • Flagstaff Gardens
  • Docklands
  • Kings Domain

Each of these locations is also filled with a variety of entertainment and amenities, and welcome guests between 9pm and 1am.

View this helpful map to plan out your night!

Discover our city’s awesome art & culture scene!

New Year’s Eve ticketed events

There are a heap of events happening in Melbourne on New Year’s, so gather your friends and snap up your tickets fast before they sell out!

Here are a couple of highlights.


Enjoy an “Intimate Affair” along the Yarra River in a New Year’s Eve party with this seriously impressive event.

Upscale venue so you can party like a rockstar!

  • 7-hour food and drink package
  • VIP ticket includes your own private bar!
  • 4 DJs spinning new tunes and old favourites
  • From $165 pp

Best of all, you’ve got one of the best seats in the house to view the Southbank fireworks. Find out more here or book your tickets now!


The fireworks are set to light up the sky above you as you welcome the new year in Melbourne’s Docklands district.

The electric atmosphere is the perfect place to dance the night away and welcome 2020 in style.

THere are 2 all-inclusive packages available:

  • General admin – $145
  • VIP – $185

Party ‘til 3am with a range of DJs and acts, as well as Jaxon from Love Island Australia, who will be your MC!

Find out more here or buy tickets online now!

Ocean 12 New Year’s Eve Party

We’re welcoming the ‘20s Gatsby-style!

Dress up in your favourite beaded dresses, feather headpieces, and pinstripe suits as you step back in time at South Melbourne’s Sky Bar Rooftop at the Clarendon Hotel.

Tickets start from $85 and the food and drinks start flowing at 9:30pm.

And before you ask, YES – there will be live jazz music and champagne towers for you to live out your very own Jay Gatsby moment.

The first release is sold out, so to avoid disappointment, make sure you secure your tickets now!

New Year’s Eve dinner packages and events

Looking for something a little more low-key?

How about a beautiful night out at one of Melbourne’s top restaurants?

Whether with a bunch of friends, close family, or that special someone, you can dine in style and ring in the new year along with some great food!

The Meat and Wine Co

Situated along the Yarra, The Meat and WIne Co offers revellers dining experiences in their dining area, private rooms, and outdoor patios.

There are a couple of dining times available:

  • 5:30-8pm or 6-8:30pm – perfect if you’re heading out after dinner
  • 9pm onwards – book after 9pm to secure a vantage point for the fireworks

Enjoy the 3-course set menu for $195 per person, or $85 for children under 12.

Find out more here.

Little Collins Kitchen at Sheraton

The Seafood Bar will be open as you enjoy a sumptuous dining experience at Little Collins Kitchen.

The 2-hour dinner package includes fresh seafood, antipasto favourites, salads, a carvery station, hot food, and of course, dessert.


  • $179 per adult (includes drinks package)
  • $89 per child
  • Kids under 4 eat free

Find out more here.

Sparkle NYE at Taxi Kitchen

It’s time to sparkle with Taxi Kitchen’s New Year’s Eve extravaganza!

Enjoy a 5 course degustation at Federation Square, at one of two sittings:

  • Early sitting – 5-7pm; $125pp
  • Main sitting – 8.30pm-1am; $185 pp

Find out more and book tickets now!

Heading to the CBD for NYE? Book our hostel in Melbourne!

No expensive taxis home, no hour-long train journeys…

Make the most of your celebrations by organising an overnight stay at out hostel in Melbourne!

Urban Central is conveniently located in Melbourne’s Southbank district, close to all the excitement of New Year’s Eve.

After a night of celebrations, rest your head at our clean and affordable hotel. Browse our room types here and check availability online now!

You’d best get in quick, however – with Christmas and New Year’s almost upon us, availability at our hostel is going fast!