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.
NEW SOUTH WALES
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.
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.
When: Monday 31 December, 8PM – 5AM
Fluffy will celebrate New Year’s Eve with the ultimate neon fantasy themed party featuring special guest and Australian pop starlet Pauline, live.
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.
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.
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.