ACT fireworks


A state-by-state guide of the best viewing spots for families to watch the fireworks on NYE. 


Recommended that you arrive early to nab a good spot, the Melbourne city fireworks display is best visible from free viewing locations at the St Kilda Foreshore, Williamstown Beach, Birrargung Marr, or the banks of the Yarra River.  There will be two shows, one at 9.30 pm and one at midnight.

If you’re after more up-close action, fireworks will also be visible from four ticketed celebration zones in the city. There will also be a drone show in Docklands, only visible from the Docklands celebration zone and other venues in Docklands (most of which require bookings). Find out more here.


Free viewing locations for the Sydney fireworks include Barangaroo Reserve, Bicentennial Park in Glebe, and Pirrama Park in Pyrmont. Displays will take place at 9 pm and midnight. Livestream of the event will be shown on ABC iView and available to listen to on KIIS FM 1065.


The ACT is excited to announce the first major event since lockdown, fireworks at Lake Burley Griffin. Entertainment will begin at 6 pm through until 9 pm and fireworks displays at 9 pm and midnight. Fireworks are being launched from three locations across Lake Burley Griffin, offering the ability to view from various vantage points across the city. Find the map of viewing locations here. 


Victor Harbour is hosting a family-friendly event dubbed the ‘biggest night of the year’! Kicking off from 7.30 pm the event will involve shows, carnival rides, mini-golf and a live band. The early fireworks show begins at 9.45 pm and is followed by the midnight spectacular to bring in the new year.


Across the city, free roving street entertainment will begin from 4.30 pm across locations including Forrest Place, Yagan Square and along William Street. This family-friendly event offers circus performers, children’s workshops, installations and of course fireworks.

The kid-friendly fireworks display will take place from 9 pm, with the best free vantage points including Perth Cultural Centre, Yagan Square, and William Street (between Francis and Roe Street).  


A ticketed event is taking place on the Darwin Waterfront with live music acts, food trucks, and a bar. There will be two fireworks displays – one at 9:00 pm and one at midnight. Kid-friendly entertainment includes shows from Bluey and a performance from Paw Patrol. Tickets are available here.


There has been no confirmation of a fireworks display in Hobart as yet. However, the main vantage points from 2020 are likely to apply should a show go ahead this year. These include Hobart Waterfront, Mount Wellington, Mount Nelson Reserve and Lookout, Sandy Park and Clarence.