New Year's Eve in Wollongong (2019 Edition)

(Please note that the article below pertains to New Year’s Eve events previously held in 2019 – for 2020 bookings, you would need to contact the locations directly for an update on their events for this year).

Whether you want to bring in the New Year with bubbles and dancing or in a family friendly atmosphere, this is your guide to the best of the best when it comes to New Year’s Eve in Wollongong.

We have put together a list of Wollongong’s most sought after New Year venues and details of where to find some family friendly fun.
Of course, who could forget the fireworks? Find out where you can see the fireworks in and around Wollongong by simply scrolling down.

Novotel Wollongong Northbeach
2 – 14 Cliff Road, North Wollongong

Celebrate the year that has been and the year to come at Novotel Wollongong Northbeach.
Whether you want to celebrate in style and bring in the new year with a dance under the stars or would prefer a family friendly event with a prime spot to take in the fireworks, Novotel have you covered.

NYE Big Bash on The Deck
7.00pm – 1.00am

Celebrate in style and bring in the new year with a dance under the stars with our event on The Deck!
Indulge in a deluxe seafood buffet, 5.5 hour beverage package and bubbles bar before dancing the night away with our live band and DJ spinning till late. Perfect spot to take in the Wollongong fireworks and to party in style!
NOTE: This is an 18+ only event.
Price:  Adults $179 | Accor Plus $169

NYE Family Fun in Windjammers Restaurant
6.00pm – 10.00pm

Celebrate with the family with a deluxe seafood buffet, 4 hour beverage package and live music before taking in the fireworks from the terrace.


Price: Adults $99 | Accor Plus $89 (Accor Plus Card valid for 2 x tickets. Any further tickets will need to provide their own membership number or pay for the full price tickets)
Children 13-17yrs $30 | 5-12yrs $15 | 0-4yrs FREE

City Beach
Marine Drive, Wollongong

Celebrate New Years Eve at City Beach!
Bring in the New Year in Style.
7.30pm – 1am
Sumptuous 5 course menu
5.5hr beverage package
Dance the night away under the starlight ceiling with live entertainment from the Press Club Band (6 piece band)
Perfect location to watch the 9pm fireworks
Games and Giveaways
Photo op area
Hosted by Dave Collins

City Beach Menu

Sourdough bread rolls
Amuse: Gazpacho with a smoked salmon biscotti
Petunia salmon with almond hummus, puffed quinoa with crispy kale
Quail wrapped in pancetta, with caponata and pomegranate jus
Spring lamb lion wellington with smoked eggplant puree, heirloom carrot, broccolini and onion marmalade with garlic thyme jus
Strawberry yogurt mousse with almond sponge and blueberry glace
Petit fours


Adults- $179pp


Bookings Are Essential – Call 02 4228 3188 for more info.

Lagoon Seafood Restaurant
Stuart Park, North Wollongong

Bust a move at Lagoon’s New Year’s Eve 80s Party!
Let’s hear it for the Wild Boys and the Material Girls! Celebrate good times and party down with award-winning food and music that’s so fine, it blows your mind.
Get into the groove with a 4-course deluxe menu, 5-hour drinks package (including red, red wine), views to take your breath away and footloose 80s beats all night long.
If you wanna dance with somebody, we’re rocking the casbah with the Immaculate Madonna Show, She’s So Unusual Cyndi Lauper Show, and an 80s Retrospective packed with every one-hit-wonder you know and love.
Don’t fight the crowds for your right to party. For girls (and boys) who just want to have fun, no one throws a New Year’s Eve party like Lagoon. We’ll shake you all night long (well, from 7.30pm-12.30am).


$165 per person


Walk this way and book now, phone 4226 1677.
Get on the party train at The Lagoon!

New Year’s Eve Fireworks
Belmore Basin – Wollongong Harbour
Fireworks: 9.00pm

Celebrate the new year at this family-friendly, alcohol-free event.
Live music, roving performers, face painting, amusement rides, and food and novelty stalls provide a lively atmosphere in the lead-up to our fireworks spectacular at 9pm.

New Year’s Eve 2017 is an accessible event

The Wollongong 2017 New Year’s Eve celebrations will include some features to assist people with disabilities to attend. For details visit the Wollongong City Council accessible event page.

Getting there

We recommend catching the train to Fairy Meadow, North Wollongong or Wollongong stations, and then jumping on the free Gong Shuttle Bus.
For more bus and train information phone 131 500 or visit

Road Closures

Between 4pm – 10.15pm on New Year’s Eve the following roads will be closed:

  • Cliff Road between Georges Place and Marine Drive
  • Harbour Street between Cliff Road and Smith Street, including Old Court House Lane
  • Harbour access ramp off Endeavour Drive.

Between 8.30pm – 9.30pm lower Endeavour Drive will also be closed.
Businesses within the road closure zone will be open as normal.
Visit for more information.