Melbourne to host biggest-ever NYE fireworks display across 30 rooftops

Melbourne to host biggest-ever NYE fireworks display across 30 rooftops

Updated: 3 months, 16 days, 17 hours, 20 minutes, 48 seconds ago

Melburnians will be celebrating the end of 2022 in spectacular style, with the biggest ever New Year’s Eve celebrations in the city. 

Fireworks are just the beginning of what will be an unmissable New Year’s Eve celebration in Melbourne, with an estimated half a million people expected at entertainment sites across the city.

The City of Melbourne will ring in 2023 with the largest midnight moment it’s ever delivered, with fireworks and laser displays from 30 CBD rooftops – eight more than previous years.

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The enhanced midnight fireworks display will be set to an eight-minute soundtrack, curated by Melbourne producer and DJ Mike Katz, and will dazzle from anywhere the city skyline can be viewed.

Melbourne will be buzzing with options galore for New Year’s Eve revellers. Marina Prior and John Foreman will host the Aussie Pops Orchestra’s New Year’s Eve Gala extravaganza at Arts Centre Melbourne, while Falls Festival will bring some of the world’s best live acts to the Sidney Myer Music Bowl.

Hospitality venues such as Atet, Arbory, Taxi Kitchen and dozens more will have special offers in place for those wanting to welcome 2023 with a spectacular food and drink feast.

Celebration Zones at Docklands, Flagstaff Gardens, Treasury Gardens and Kings Domain will offer family-friendly options at different corners of the city – with DJs, live music, dance workshops, light installations and food trucks, as well as a 9.30pm localised fireworks display.

Those ringing in the New Year at home can tune in to the official New Year’s Eve live broadcast with Channel 9 showcasing all the highlights of the evening from 11pm.

New Year’s Eve revellers are encouraged to plan early, book into one of the city’s world-class hospitality venues and act responsibly.

The City of Melbourne is also gearing up to kick off its Christmas Festival, which will feature a line-up of attractions over a joyful six-week period to wrap up 2022.

New Year’s Eve celebrations in the city and the Christmas Festival are supported by the $200 million Melbourne City Revitalisation Fund – a partnership between the City of Melbourne and the Victorian government.

“There is no place like Melbourne at New Year’s and we’re putting our best foot forward to bring in 2023 with a not-to-be-missed spectacular of fireworks, laser beams and music,” Lord Mayor Sally Capp said.

“If you can see the city skyline, you’ll be able to see the fireworks, with activation zones across the city.”

“Melbourne is a special place every day, but at New Year’s Eve, the best of our city is on display.”

“We know Melburnians have missed the chance to celebrate together and that’s why we will deliver the biggest fireworks display ever – welcoming in the New Year like never before.”

“New Year’s Eve is one of the biggest nights of the year for our city business owners. Pre-pandemic more than 400,000 revellers flocked to the city and we expect to beat that in 2022 with half a million visitors expected to fill our city,” City Activation portfolio lead Roshena Campbell added.

“We are investing in the biggest ever New Year’s Eve celebrations because we know drawing visitors to magnetic Melbourne is one of the most important things we can do as a council.”

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