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A List of 24 Melbourne New Year's Eve Events in Case You Haven't Made Plans Yet

Whether you're after a cruisy rooftop party, fancy dinner or lavish cocktail soiree, Melbourne's got your last-minute New Year's Eve plans sorted.
By Libby Curran
December 22, 2021
By Libby Curran
December 22, 2021

It's been a big, chaotic year here in Melbourne — and that calls for one heck of a send-off.

Whether you're eager to see the back of 2021 with a few champagnes in hand, or looking to set a cheerier tone for 2022 by bouncing into it with DJ tunes and a good ol' d-floor session, a slew of Melbourne bars, pubs and restaurants are happy to help.

From fancy dinners and cocktail soirees to dance parties and rooftop shindigs, we've scouted out a big bunch of New Year's Eve events you can add to your calendar right now.

Some are ticketed, some are free — all promise to have you marching out the year that was in style. Round up the crew and lock in one of these New Year's Eve happenings now.


Nick & Nora's by Brook James

Arbory Bar & Eatery: A glam Versace-inspired shindig with DJs, free-flowing drinks and canapes. Book here.

Whitehart: A free laneway party with sounds from Afrodisiac, Claddy and more.

Panda Hot Pot: Open as usual for your New Year's Eve hot pot feasting.

Nick & Nora's: A ritzy masquerade ball with Dom Perignon, caviar and canapes, plus a cheeky bar tab to spend throughout the night. Book one of two packages here.

Robata: Enjoy tunes from DJ Kazuma Onishi while tucking into a set menu of Robata favourites. Book one of two sittings here.

Chancery Lane: This chic New Year's Eve dinner will see you indulging in seafood hors d'oeuvres, wagyu sirloin and more, across four or five courses. Book one of two sittings here.

Dom's Social Club: A rooftop do starring free-flowing magnums, lots of other quality sips and DJ sets, to enjoy while soaking up a primo view of the fireworks. Book here.


Welcome to Thornbury

Welcome to Thornbury: Trip back to 1999 at this Millennium-themed party, featuring food trucks, bottomless booze, old-school DJ tunes and two different package options. Book here.

Moon Dog World: A free-entry brewery party with plenty of tap beers and seltzer, plus dance-friendly tunes from Airwolf Paradise, Hip Hop Hoe and more. RSVP here.

New Guernica: This beloved club is putting its new Smith Street home through its paces, with a huge New Year's Eve party. It'll feature a solid lineup of DJs playing across two rooms, plus roving entertainment and champagne at midnight. Nab tickets here.

The Provincial: While its rooftop party is sold out, this Fitzroy pub's still got passes available for its ground floor and level one NYE celebrations, featuring DJs and pumping dance floors from an easy $25. Book here.

The Everleigh: This lavish masked soiree will star a special one-night-only menu of signature cocktails, plus chic snacks and plenty of champagne. Dig out your finest black-and-white threads and book here.

Welcome to Brunswick: Relax into the new year at this cruisy beer garden bash, complete with barbecue eats, backyard games and bottomless beers. Book one of two packages here.


Firebird, by Parker Blain

Matilda: A decadent four- or five-course feast filled with both signature and special-edition dishes. Book one of two sittings here.

Bang Bang: A rollicking New Year's do complete with roving entertainment, DJs, menu favourites from the kitchen, and an hour of power dedicated to espresso martinis. Book here.

Firebird: A five-course, fire-licked mod-Asian feast, with bubbly on arrival. Book here for one of two sittings.

The Emerson: This rollicking rooftop party will see you sending out the year with four hours of drinks, entertainment all night long and bubbly at midnight. Book here.

Pawn & Co: Farewell 2021 while ripping up the dance floor to sounds from the likes of TBIB, Gaz Kempster and Sarlece. Book here.


Moon Dog OG

Fargo & Co: A buzzing NYE house party starring five hours of free-flowing drinks, roving canapes and entertainment, with a VIP option also on offer. Book here. Starting early? The venue's also hosting a special bottomless brunch, at 12pm and 3pm.

Waygood: A generously-packed evening of good times, where you can look forward to a soundtrack of party hits, a menu full of Euro-inspired favourites and spritzes aplenty. Pop by for casual afternoon drinks or book the main event here.

Moon Dog OG: This free brewery shindig is set to feature a bunch of beer, seltzer and cocktail specials, to enjoy while you're belting out the karaoke tunes. Book here.

The Corner: A shimmering NYE rooftop party with DJs playing through the night, roving canapes and a four-hour drinks package. Plus, prizes for the best dressed punters. Book here.



Holmes Hall, by Parker Blain

Mr West: Spend the night sampling top-notch fizz at this pet-nat party, featuring a huge range of vino, pizza specials and a variety of sipping packages. Book here.

Holmes Hall: A free party starring all the usual tap brews and house cocktails, along with an all-night menu and sounds by DJ Ashley Smyth. Book here or walk in.


Top Image: Whitehart

Published on December 22, 2021 by Libby Curran
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