New Year's Eve fireworks at Geelong waterfront.

Ring in the New Year at these events

Looking for something to do this New Year’s Eve? Celebrate 2023 with one of many catered experiences from dinner to dancing. Here is how to make sure the year starts off with a bang in Geelong and The Bellarine


Novotel Geelong

One of Geelong hottest new venues, Tempo Kitchen and Bar, based out of the Novotel Geelong is offering a grazing feast dining package. Otherwise opt for The Terrace Bar for a 5-hour grazing and drinks package in the perfect position for the waterfront fireworks at midnight.

To book in head here. 

The bar inside Tempo Kitchen and Bar.
Tempo Kitchen and Bar

The Pier Geelong

Get ready for a blast from the past with The Pier Geelong’s New Year’s Eve celebration. Put your best dancing shoes on and relish in a night of knock out 80s tunes. Right on Geelong’s waterfront this is a spectacular spot for watching the fireworks.

Book in here.

Elephant and Castle Hotel

Send off the year that was at Elephant and Castle Hotel. Get your boogie on for a night of classics by Fleetwood Mac, Dreams, and other rock hits brought to you by Standing Room Only.

Book in here.

Black Sheep Geelong

Enjoy a taste of the finer things with Black Sheep Geelong, based inside the bluestone beauty shared with the National Wool Museum. Treat yourself to a complimentary glass of bubbles on arrival whilst indulging in a ‘highlights’ four-course dinner feast for $75 per person. Try something new from their extensive Chamber of Gin collection or a summer cocktail sound tracked by DJ Pierluigi.

To book head here.

Seven different cocktails sit at the bar counter at Black Sheep Geelong.
Black Sheep

Sailors’ Rest

Offering unparalleled views, food and drinks, live band and DJs this will be your ultimate party to end 2023. At the prime spot on Geelong’s waterfront, Sailors’ Rest offers a variety of rooftop VIP and lounge packages to make for a pretty unforgettable New Year’s Eve.

To book head here. 

People party up on the rooftop at Sailors' Rest with the sun shining.
Sailors' Rest

Eureka Hotel

Make this your one stop venue this New Year’s Eve. With Eureka Hotel open from 8pm to 5am with non-stop entertainment, you can get your fill. Choose from canape packages in the Garden Bar or booth packages in Evie Nightclub upstairs. Relish in a night like no other in this newly renovated night-time venue.

To book head here. 

Recess Bar and Eats

Treat yourself to this multi-story New Year’s Eve celebration at Recess Bar and Eats. Upstairs will see entertainment from drag queens and DJs as well as two cocktails on arrival. Whereas downstairs two dinner sittings are on offer. Choose the late night sitting to indulge in a three-course set menu experience with a glass of bubbles on arrival and access to the upstairs party after dinner. And for the gluten-free diners in your life this venue is a must.

To book head here.

La Cachette Bistrot

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with this intimate and stunning four course meal with a glass of champagne on arrival at La Cachette Bistrot. Ring in 2024 with a refined dining experience before taking a short stroll across the road to Geelong’s waterfront for the fireworks.

To book head here. 

Piano Bar

End the year with a bang at Piano Bar in Geelong. With general admission tickets or VIP options, enjoy a night of live entertainment, bubbles on arrival and tapas throughout the night. VIP packages include three cocktails and priority seating. Begin your night of celebrations from 7pm and make sure to stick around to applaud a drag performance too!

To book head here. 


Head to Geelong’s iconic Federal Mills precinct to explore Mediterranean flavours at 1915. For $95 per person, dive into a shared four course meal including seafood. Perfect for those larger groups of friends, all while enjoying live music and all within minutes drive to Geelong waterfront.

To book head here. 

The external of the 1915 building at sunset, with the iconic brick stack.

Edge Geelong

Free entry and $16 cocktails. Could it get any better? Visit Edge Geelong this New Year’s Eve for a prime spot for watching the fireworks whilst dancing to DJ Scotty D spinning vinyl tracks.

Bookings are recommended, head here to book. 


Get those rooftop feels at Murphys this NYE with three levels to enjoy. From here you can watch the Geelong fireworks and maybe even a glimpse of Melbourne’s.

Entry is free, to book head here. 

Queen of the West

Celebrate 2023 at the iconic Pakington Street venue, which has recently had a freshen up inside and out. With free entry and $15 spritz specials all night it’s a top choice. Make your booking and come see what this old turned new building is all about at Queen of the West.

To book head here.

Wah Bah Geelong

Ring in 2024 at Wah Bah’s rooftop party situated on the iconic Cunningham Pier, enjoy panoramic views of the bay from their outdoor spaces.

To book head here. 

Wah Wah Gee Geelong

The big sister to Wah Bah, head to Wah Wah Gee at the end of Cunningham Pier for a stunning waterfront venue with Asian-fusion food. Delight in this NYE Feed Me menu for $79 per person to choose from Korean fried cauliflower, slow cooked pulled pork boa buns, or pork and chive dumplings – see where the night takes you by continuing the party at the al fresco bar for post dinner drinks.

To book head here. 

Two people cheers their drinks at the table at Wah Wah Gee, the water is visible in the window beside them.
Wah Wah Gee

The Bellarine

Queenscliff Brewhouse

Check out Queenscliff Brewhouse for a fabulous night of dancing until the clock strikes midnight. With music from The Leajets, this is the perfect night for friends and family on The Bellarine.

To book head here. 

Queenscliff Harbour

Say goodbye to 2023 and hello to 2024 with New Year’s at Queenscliff Harbour. A family-friendly option starting at 6.30pm with a night filled with live music from Taylor Sheridan and TaxiRide, interactive kids entertainment, great food and, of course, fireworks.

To book head here. 


Take your choosing between upstairs or downstairs for a delectable four-course dining experience from 360Q. This spectacular waterfront, harbour venue in Queenscliff has its doors open from 7pm to midnight, giving you the perfect spot for the harbour fireworks.

To book upstairs or downstairs head here. 

Ocean Grove Bowling Club

Take joy in a night full of dancing and live music at Ocean Grove Bowling Club this New Years’ Eve. Enjoy a selection of delicious canapes, a complimentary glass of sparkling on arrival, and a variety of music from solo artists to quartets. Capture special memories with your favourite people with their photo booth! To ensure your night is amazing as possible, a courtesy bus will be running for Ocean Grove residents from 4.30pm.

To book head here. 

At The Heads

Celebrate the biggest night of the year with amazing beachfront views perched over the Barwon River. With cocktails on arrival, a live oyster shucking station, delicious food from ocean trout to fried chicken, bubbles and good tunes, At The Heads is a top choice for your New Year celebrations.

To book head here. 

Looking across to At The Heads, which is a restaurant built on a pier over the river.
At the Heads

New Year’s Eve Fireworks Locations

Geelong Waterfront: Two shows at 9:30pm and midnight.

Queenscliff Harbour: Two shows at 9:30pm and midnight.

Portarlington: Family-friendly fireworks at 9:30pm. Viewable from many points across Portarlington.

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