Silly season is here, which means it’s time to nail down our New Year’s Eve plans. Most of the NYE parties around Brisbane offer views of fireworks, but if you don’t want to pay the all-inclusive price tag most of them come with, that’s not to worry. You can find a vantage point for New Year’s Eve fireworks around Brisbane without attending a pricey event.
Free New Year’s Eve fireworks displays
Get in early and grab a good spot at South Bank Parklands for the Lord Mayor’s New Year’s Eve Fireworks over the river. Two spectacular fireworks displays are set to light up the skies: one at 8.30pm and another at midnight to ring in 2023.
The family-friendly event also includes music and food vendors for a fun evening on the water.
South Bank Parklands, Corner Ernest Street, Stanley Street and Grey Street, South Brisbane
Lord Mayor’s New Year’s Eve Fireworks
Redcliffe Markets is throwing a huge northside pop up for NYE this year, two massive firework displays included. Enjoy live music, roving performers and a selection of local market stalls while the 7pm and 9pm fireworks light up the sky.
Entry is free, however, if you register for a ticket, you’ll go into the draw to win the experience of launching the 7pm fireworks as well as score a $300 voucher for the Jetty Lounge.
For those to Brisbane’s east, the New Year’s Eve Fireworks festivities will be happening at Victoria Point. Enjoy an early evening of food trucks, market stalls, activities for the kids, as well as fireworks over the lake at 9pm.
This is a perfect free NYE event for families this year.
Victoria Point Lakeside, 7-27 Bunker Rd, Victoria Point, 5 – 9pm
New Year’s Eve Magic at Victoria Point Lakeside
Out Ipswich way, fireworks are being launched from four locations at 9pm: Springfield Central, South Ripley, Ipswich Central, and Chuwar.
Tivoli Drive In is one of the best public vantage points to see the Ipswich fireworks. Starting at 3pm, you can expect an array of entertainment including face painting, balloon twisting, a twinkling lights display, crafty activities and more.
Tivoli Drive In, 50 Coal Road, Chuwar, 3 – 9pm
Ticketed NYE events in Brisbane
Will & Flow
Being one of Brissy’s best overwater venues, you can bet that NYE will go off at Will & Flow. Especially with it being a choice vantage point for the fireworks. Their New Year’s Eve party will serve up bottomless food and drinks, with bookings available at 6pm for 8.30pm fireworks. In the food department, you can expect delicious woodfired eats, a grazing station, and seafood. There will also be cocktails, house spirits, local and international wine and beers, and all the champagne you could possibly desire.
Will & Flow, Brisbane City, 6pm
199 per person
New Year’s Eve 2022 at Will & Flow
Felons Brewing Co.
Count down to 2023 with a beer in hand and a full belly at Felons’ New Year’s Eve feast. Enjoy a set menu, filled with an array of Felons favourites for you to snack on. Then get your boogie on with a live DJ on the brew deck as you wait for the midnight fireworks.
Be sure to try their limited release Champagne Sour.
Felons Brewing Co
90 per person
Riverland’s NYE Fiesta
If you’re a massive fan of Mexican food, then this New Year’s Eve Party at Riverland is your go-to. Not only will you get prime views of the fireworks but there will also be face painters, a nacho station, live mariachi band, DJs, food trucks and more.
Say adios to 2022 with a 3-hour or 4-hour all inclusive packages comprising of bottomless booze, nachos and canapes.
169 – 199 per person
WET Deck New Year’s Eve Fiesta
W Brisbane is doing New Year’s Eve in style with a New Year’s Eve party on WET Deck. Your night will start off with a signature margarita on arrival followed by plenty of music from the live DJs as well as a live taco station, three hours of bottomless booze, and epic views of the midnight fireworks. Sip on Moet & Chandon Ice as you welcome in the new year.
W Brisbane, WET Deck, 9pm – midnight
295 per person
WET Deck – New Year’s Eve Party
It’s all about the jungle summer vibes at Friday’s riverside NYE party. Enjoy a huge 4 hour, all-inclusive food and drink package, with comes complete with a build your own taco station. Get all the riverside sunset snaps as you dance the year away. The venue also serves up unrivalled views of the fireworks, so round up the crew and organise your New Year’s Eve at Friday’s.
Friday’s, Brisbane City
175 – 195
NYE 2022 at Persone
Get your Italian foodie fix at Persone for New Year’s Eve this year. They’re throwing an awesome cocktail party with views over the river and of the fireworks. The five hour all-inclusive offering will have you digging into a delicious selection of Italian food and bevvies as you welcome 2023 to the stage.
Persone, Brisbane City
195 per person
NYE Kayaking Experience
Why not do something a bit different for New Year’s Eve this year? And by that, we mean paddle down the Brisbane River on a kayak and catch the fireworks. With sessions at 8 pm and 11 pm for both fireworks displays, this is a must-do experience if you want to have your own private party. It doesn’t end with the paddle though. When you return to Riverlife, you’ll get to enjoy a delicious grazing board too.
Riverlife, Brisbane City
125 per person