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New Year's Eve

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Saturday 31 December 2022
6:30am - late


Main Square


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Wheelchair accessible

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High voltage collisions of music, dance and animation – live for NYE.

Interactive Composition DJs and music producers from the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music and dancers and animators from the Victorian College of the Arts meet head-on to create an electrifying all-ages experience.

Bring your friends to catch some of Melbourne’s up-and-coming live music acts and DJs, accompanied by contemporary dance performances – as you watch entrancing animated visuals created to complement the experience, on our famous Big Screen.

Celebrate 10 years of Interactive Composition at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music – and join in the party to ring in 2023 at Fed Square.

Live acts:
Asha Trips
Fia Fiell
Remy Ondrey
R.P. Downie

Reuben Rasmussen
Mike Callander
Brandon Hombre

Click here to view the DJ’s and live act’s bios.

New Years Eve at Fed Square is presented by students from the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music and the Victorian College of the Arts at the University of Melbourne, in partnership with Fed Square.


What else is happening around the square?

New Year's Eve at Victoria

From 7.30pm | $250 per person

Join Victoria by Farmer’s Daughters to ring in the new year! Start your night with a welcome cocktail and canapés on their riverside terrace, before heading in to the stunning dining room to enjoy a sharing style dinner showcasing some of our states best producers.


From 5.30pm | $175 per person

Ring in the New Year in good taste and great company, and celebrate with HERO. Located in the heart of Melbourne city, indulge in a one-hatted dining experience, with a custom celebratory menu designed by Karen Martini and Philippa Sibley.

Three people out of view each holding a champagne flute and a sparkler doing a cheers
NYE at Taxi Kitchen

From 7.30pm | $295 per person

Revel in the New Year with an unforgettable experience at Taxi Kitchen! Set amidst the city lights and above the crowds at Federation Square, this Masquerade themed event is sure to create memories that will last.

NYE at Time Out

5pm-1.30am | $75 per person

A special four course New Year’s Eve menu awaits at Time Out café, including dips to start, shared entrees of prawns, salt and pepper calamari, and cheese cigars with honey quince jam, and your choice of main – select from a warm Thai chicken salad, fish and chips or porterhouse steak. Finish with a delicious white chocolate and raspberry cheesecake.

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Two champagne flute cheersing as sparklers are light behind them
NYE at Transit Rooftop Bar

7.30pm-3am | $125 per person

Nothing says New Years Eve like a party on the rooftop! Ring in the new year with at the exclusive New Year’s Eve party at Transit Rooftop Bar!

Two champagne flute cheersing as sparklers are light behind them
NYE at Transport Public Bar

8pm-3am | $10 cover charge per person

Come and celebrate New Years Eve at Melbourne’s meeting place! The Public Bar is just a hop, skip, and a jump away from Flinders Street Station, making it the perfect venue to kick back with friends as you welcome in the New Year!

New Year's Eve at Beer Deluxe

Free Entry

Wave goodbye to 2022 at Beer Deluxe’s Party in the Beer Garden. They’ll have live tunes, craft beer and delicious food for you to purchase. Round up your friends and make a booking.

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New Year's Eve at Big Esso by Mabu Mabu


This year Big Esso by Mabu Mabu will be keeping their food and drinks rolling past midnight. Book a spot in the sun in their alfresco dining area all day, available from 11am until midnight, or drop in for some late night cocktails until 2am.

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Riverland Bar NYE Party

8.30pm-12.30am | $150 per person

Say goodbye to 2022 on the banks of the Yarra River, under the stars and fireworks, as you enjoy a special all-inclusive NYE package at Riverland, featuring live DJ performances.

Package includes: Beer, wine, cider, bubbles and house spirits and a generous selection of canapés and grazers

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Getting to the  Square

If you’re coming in to the CBD to enjoy New Year’s Eve, be sure to check out the City of Melbourne’s information online. Crowd control measures will be in place on the night, which will affect access to the Square.

For more information visit: https://nye.melbourne.vic.gov.au/visitor-info/