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NEW YEAR'S EVE

CELEBRATION ZONES
2021

If you decide to come into the city this New Year’s Eve, plan ahead and decide which one of the four official Celebration Zones you’ll attend. The NYE Celebration Zones sites offer the best inner city views of the fireworks, a multimedia countdown, amenities and music.

As an added bonus at the Docklands Celebration Zone, witness a never-seen-before drone swarm backed to a special poem titled ‘Melbourne, Feel the Sound’ by local artist, Ren Alessandra winner of the National Poetry Slam 2020.

How to claim your free tickets

A valid ticket will be required for entry to your chosen Celebration Zone

All tickets are free and to help ensure fair access will be made available via a ticket ballot. The ballot is free to enter and registrations close 11.59pm Sunday 12 December. Select the Celebration Zone you wish to attend during registration.

This is a family friendly event and attendees will be subject to bag checks upon entry. Prohibited items include alcohol, animals (except service animals), drones and any items deemed dangerous or illegal.

Entry requirement: In line with Victoria’s Roadmap, all NYE Celebration Zone attendees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a valid medical exemption. Learn more about our COVID-19 policy.

Miss out on the drone swarm at Docklands? It’ll be showing all month long from 3–30 January 2022 at 9.30 and 10.30pm.

Flagstaff Gardens

Entertainment

6pm–1am: Disco Light Installation
6.20–6.40pm: Otto and Astrid from Die Roten Punkte with special guest DJ Andrew McClelland
6.50–7.43pm: L2R Dance hip hop workshop
7.50–8.10pm: MCs – Otto and Astrid from Die Roten Punkte with special guest DJ Andrew McClelland
8.20–9.05pm:  Emma Donovan and the Putbacks
9.10–930: MCs – Otto and Astrid from Die Roten Punkte with special guest DJ Andrew McClelland
9.28–9.35pm: Early eve fireworks
9.40–10.10pm: DJ Yeo
10.20–11.05pm: Emma Donovan and the Putbacks
11.10pm–1am: DJ Yeo
11.58pm–12.07am: Midnight moment fireworks display and soundtrack
12.10am–1am: DJ Yeo

View map (PDF 1MB)
Time

Gates open at 6pm and close 1am

Getting there

Train: Flagstaff Station
Tram: 30, 58

Treasury Gardens

Entertainment

6pm–1am: Disco Light Installation
6.20–6.40pm: MCs – Circus Trick Tease
6.50–7.43pm: L2R Dance hip hop workshop
7.45–8.05pm: MCs – Circus Trick Tease
8.20–9.05pm: Melbourne Ska Orchestra
9.10–9.28pm: Circus Trick Tease
9.28–9.35pm: Early Eve fireworks
9.40–10.10pm: DJ Elle
10.20–11.05pm: Melbourne Ska Orchestra
11.05pm–1am: DJ Elle
11.58pm–12.07am: Midnight moment fireworks display and soundtrack
12.10am–1am: DJ Elle

View map (PDF 572KB)
Time

Gates open at 6pm and close 1am

Getting there

Train: Parliament Station
Tram: 11, 12, 48, 75, 109

Alexandra Gardens

Entertainment

6pm–1am: Disco Light Installation
6.20–6.40pm: MCs – JOF & Anna Pocket
6.50–7.35pm: Asanti Dance Theatre afro dance workshop
7.40–8.15pm: MCs – JOF & Anna Pocket
8.20–9.05pm: Public Opinion Afro Orchestra
9.10–9.28pm: MCs – JOF & Anna Pocket
9.28–9.35pm: Early Eve fireworks
9.40–10.10pm: DJ Small FRY
10.20–11.05pm: Public Opinion Afro Orchestra
11.05–11.58pm: DJ Small FRY
11.58pm–12.07am: Midnight Moment Fireworks Display and Soundtrack
12.10am–1am: DJ Small Fry

View map (PDF 1MB)
Time

Gates open 6pm and close 1am

Getting there

Train: Flinders Street Station
Tram: 1, 3, 5, 6, 16, 64, 67, 72

Docklands

Entertainment

6pm–1am: Disco Light Installation
6.20–6.40pm: MCs – The Listies
6.50–7.30pm: Asanti Dance Theatre afro dance workshop
7.40–8.10pm: The Listies
8.20–9.05pm: Jazz Party
9.05–9.15pm: MCs – The Listies
9.15–9.25pm: Drone Swarm
9.28–9.40pm: Early Eve fireworks
9.40–10.10pm: DJ Mz Rizk
10.20–11.05pm Jazz Party
11.10–11.30pm: DJ Mz Rizk
11.30–11.35pm: Drone Swarm
11.40–11.58pm: DJ Mz Rizk
11.58pm–12.07am: Midnight moment fireworks display and soundtrack
12.10am–1am  DJ Mz Rizk

View map (PDF 570KB )
Time

Gates open at 6pm and close 1am

Getting there

Train: Southern Cross Station
Tram: 11, 30, 48, 70, 75, 86