New Year's Eve in Melbourne

All of Melbourne's best New Year's Eve feasts and events, plus where to recover on New Year's Day

Two women at the bar at Arbory Afloat holding cocktails
Photograph: Supplied/Simon Shiff

You've by now heard the news: Melbourne's New Year's Eve fireworks have been cancelled. However, you know what isn't cancelled? Food. Many of Melbourne's restaurants and bars will now be putting on extra-special meals over New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

With our New Year's guide below, we've got you covered for everything happening across Melbourne. Here's what to do, where to go and how to recover on January 1.

Where to celebrate

The best New Year's Eve feasts in Melbourne
Restaurants

The best New Year's Eve feasts in Melbourne

Fireworks are out, but feasts are in! These are the best.

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Things to do

Fun things to do this summer in Melbourne

If you're not celebrating ON New Year's, why not celebrate all summer instead?

The 50 best bars in Melbourne
Bars

The 50 best bars in Melbourne

Take a chance on one of these top-notch Melbourne bars.

The best rooftop bars in Melbourne
Bars

The best rooftop bars in Melbourne

Fact: breezy summer evenings must be spent on a rooftop.

What to do on New Year's Day

Where to get food on New Year's Day
Restaurants

Where to get food on New Year's Day

Follow the celebrations of the night before with a carb and caffeine hit.

The best hangover food in Melbourne
Restaurants

The best hangover food in Melbourne

Even if it's not the usual crazy party, you still might need this.

The best picnic spots in Melbourne
Things to do

The best picnic spots in Melbourne

Organise a long, lazy lunch with your friends and start your year in style

The best public barbecue spots in Melbourne
Things to do

The best public barbecue spots in Melbourne

No barbecue at home? No problem. Load up the esky and try these.

The best day hikes from Melbourne
Travel

The best day hikes from Melbourne

Head out of the city with our guide to the best day hikes.

Weekend getaways from Melbourne
Travel

Weekend getaways from Melbourne

Hit the road and explore these gorgeous corners of Victoria.