Welcome in the New Year in Australia’s capital of events, Melbourne. Hosted by the City of Melbourne, the largest public fireworks spectacular is free and celebrations are spread out across the city for all to enjoy. Here are some of the free vantage points for both the family friendly, early eve display and the midnight fireworks.
Perfect for families starting from 6pm with free stage entertainment, films and games. Located right next to the MCG, the perfect spot to see the 9.30pm fireworks.
Pack a picnic with family and friends and head to Footscray Park. Enjoy free entertainment and watch the 9.30pm fireworks display. Located on Ballarat Road, Footscray.
For those heading into the city, the official Melbourne fireworks live sites open at 9pm. Here are the top spots in the CBD;
Docklands, a popular pick with locals so be sure to arrive early.
Flagstaff Gardens, located north of the CBD. Another exciting vantage point.
Treasury Gardens, picturesque gardens in the heart of the city, take the train to Parliament Railway station.
Kings Domain, south of the CBD, another top spot with spectacular views.
Tip: You don’t have to be in the centre of the city to see the display, the midnight rooftop fireworks display can be viewed from anywhere in the greater Melbourne area where the city's unique skyline is visible.