It’s the age old question: what should you do on New Year’s Eve? While some prefer a low-key night in with friends, lovers, or family, we’ve compiled a list of some of the hottest NYE parties for those who feel like kicking up their heels to ring in the new year.

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NEW SOUTH WALES

TROPICAL FRUITS

When: Saturday 29 December – Wednesday 2 January

Where: Lismore Showgrounds

This New Year’s Eve, shine with Tropical Fruits and remember that we are all made of stardust, and stand beside each other as we stare fearlessly into a brand new year.

GLITZ, GLAMOUR, POP

When: Monday 31 December, 9PM – 3.30AM

Where: Stonewall Hotel

Stonewall Hotel will hold a fabulous New Year’s Eve party over three levels and four bars, with fireworks on the screens and plenty of surprises.

CELEBRATION NYE “WHITE”

When: Monday 31 December, 6.30PM – 3AM

Where: MCA Cafe and Sculpture Terrace

This is a bucket list event and must do experience slap bang in the middle of all the fireworks action. It’s a cool gay oasis with unobstructed rooftop views of Sydney Harbour.

QUEENSLAND

NEON FANTASY

When: Monday 31 December, 8PM – 5AM
Where: Fluffy

Fluffy will celebrate New Year’s Eve with the ultimate neon fantasy themed party featuring special guest and Australian pop starlet Pauline, live.

NYE AT HEMINGWAY’S CAIRNS WHARF

When: Monday 31 December, 6PM – 2AM
Where: Hemingway’s Brewery FNQ

Ring in the new year at Hemingway’s Brewery Cairns Wharf, a heritage listed venue located at the Cruise Liner Terminal in Cairns with views across Trinity Inlet.

NYE GARDEN PARTY

When: Monday 31 December, 8PM – 3AM
Where: The Wickham

Welcome the New Year in style at The Wickham’s free garden party celebration, featuring DJs J-King and Will Munro who will get you up and dancing into the New Year.

VICTORIA

LOVE GUN

When: Monday 31 December, 9PM – 3AM

lWhere: The Laird

Take a trip to the party side of the moon and back this New Year’s Eve with Love Gun at The Laird. Board the Starship Menterprise and prepare for an interstellar journey into deep-space.

NYE AT THE PEEL

When: Monday 31 December, 9PM – DAWN

Where: The Peel

Head to one of Melbourne’s most beloved gay nightclubs to help welcome in the New Year. Spinning all of your favourite pop hits all night, you might even find someone for a midnight kiss.

NYE AT POOF DOOF

When: Monday 31 December, 10PM – 7AM

Where: POOF DOOF

Attention all doofers, fags, drags, and hags: let’s rave into 2019 with POOF DOOF’s biggest cork popper of the year. NYE is set to be a night of non-stop mega DOOF realness.

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