Where will you be when the clock strikes midnight on 31 December? Plan for your New Year’s Eve in Brisbane and ensure the night is nothing short of memorable and stress-free!


While it’s free to attend New Year’s Eve celebrations at public vantage points, the secret to a stress-free New Year’s Eve lies in planning your night. With crowds, road closures and changed public transport conditions, #NYEBrisbane can be a bit logistically difficult. Book your spot at a New Year’s Eve Brisbane party and bring in 2019 without breaking a sweat.


With more than a million people expected to make their way into Brisbane for New Year’s Eve, a little pre-organising can make everything go smooth and make the night one to remember.

Get Your Travel Plans In Order

There are going to be road closures, delays, and reroutes once the New Year’s Eve fireworks start. Plan ahead and make sure to get to your Brisbane New Year’s Eve vantage point early. Avoid circling the block looking for parking and hire bikes this New Year’s Eve from Riverlife and bike to your New Year’s Eve vantage point!

Check the Forecast

We can try to predict the weather, but it’s a finicky thing. The best NYE party venues have both an outdoor and covered option. You’ll want to be outside to enjoy the summer night, but you’ll also want the coverage in case Mother Nature decides to turn on the shower. If the venue offers heaters the better!

Take Advantage of Early Bird Tickets

Riverlife is offering limited early bird tickets to their NYE Carnaval Street Party. Your ticket includes unlimited food from the pop-up food stalls and two drinks. Early bird tickets start at $89/pp, but they are limited so don’t put it off too long.

Make Sure the Party Venue Has a View

Don’t miss out on the New Year’s Eve fireworks because the party venue doesn’t have enough vantage points. Before you book your Brisbane NYE party tickets, make sure there is plenty of room at the venue for you to find the perfect midnight spot. You’ll be taking photos, so the better the backdrop, the better the Instagram!

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Pay Attention to the New Year’s Eve Entertainment Line Up

As you’re looking for the best New Year’s Eve party to attend in Brisbane, make sure to check out the entertainment line up. Will there be a live band? Will there be a dance floor for you to get down on? What about just sitting and chatting with friends and family, will there be room? Riverlife’s New Year’s Eve party will have 5 different venues, all within a few steps of each other, ensuring there’s plenty of room for you to enjoy the night’s activities!

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For Adult New Year’s Eve Parties- The Drinks Matter

Before you book your New Year’s Eve event ticket, check to see what their drink tokens are. Is there a beverage package being offered? Or will you have to pay for every single drink?

Family Affair- Make Sure It’s a Family-Friendly NYE Party

If you bring the kiddos out for New Year’s in Brisbane make sure the party is family-friendly. A few things to check: Is there family-friendly entertainment? Is there a kid’s zone or activities for the kids? Will the food be edible for a 7-year-old who’s a bit of a picky eater?

Know Your Firework Times

There are two New Year’s Eve fireworks shows. The kids’ fireworks display starts at 8:30 pm, while the main event is at midnight. They are set to go off along the Brisbane River, so make sure your New Year’s Eve vantage point overlooks the river! You’ll also want to be in view of the Story Bridge to get the best vantage point of the night.

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With a little organisation this New Year’s Eve, you can have a memorable, stress-free night! Attend a Brisbane New Year’s Eve party and enjoy the night!

To book tickets to Riverlife’s New Year’s Eve Carnaval Street Party and get more information, visit the NYE event page.