Celebrate New Year’s Eve in style this year with our round-up of some of the best venues and deals around town. Whether you’re after a sit-down dinner or cocktails and fireworks, Canberra has something for everyone to ring in 2017!

Casino Canberra

End the year with a bang at the Casino, with Canberra’s most glamorous New Year’s Eve Party. For $88 a ticket, you can enjoy free-flowing bubbly, a grazing menu, a luxury dessert buffet, accompanied by a live band, DJ and entertainment. There will also be an exciting pure gold giveaway valued over $10 000, so make sure you’re in it to win it! To upgrade to the Next Level experience, for $158 a ticket, get the VIP treatment with an exclusive lounge, cocktails, a fresh seafood station and private poker.

Lucky’s at QT Hotel

Lucky’s will are throwing a New Year’s Eve bash like no other, including a two-hour drink package accompanied by canapés. Also available is the VIP group option, including bottle service, martinis on arrival and top shelf French champagne for the countdown for $99 per person.


Onred is throwing a cocktail party this year to celebrate New Year’s Eve. With canapés aplenty and a great atmosphere, enjoy the night with friends and ring in the new year with the best views of the fireworks over Lake Burley Griffin. Starts at 8 pm. $100 per person.

Little Brother

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Little Brother! The venue will be open offering two sittings. 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm for the first fireworks and 9:30 pm to 1 am for the second round of fireworks, both will have a three course set menu $50 per head, $20 for children.

The Canberra Wine House

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in 2016 at Canberra wine’s extraordinary home, The Canberra Wine House! See the start of 2017 in with a very special night featuring a glass of wine, a glass of bubbly served for the midnight countdown, a selection of delicious local cheeses and meats, a special live performance by the Matt Dent Duo, sweet treats, and the Sydney fireworks live on the big-screen!


Ring in the New Year in style! The Duxton will count down to 2017 and celebrate with oysters and bubbly at midnight! Watch the fireworks display on the big screen in The Loft. Live music downstairs and upstairs on the Rooftop Terrace, celebrate with a glass of bubbles and $10 Aperol Spritz in The Loft and on the Terrace.

Chifley’s Bar & Grill at Hotel Kurrajong

Toast in 2017 with a unique Chifley’s cocktail on arrival, alongside a colourful selection of handcrafted canapés. Then, be seated to indulge in a mouthwatering three-course dinner, accompanied with live music to celebrate the new year.

Betti Bravo’s

To ring in the new year at Betti’s! The Foreshore temptress will be offering a delicious three-course sit down menu with a cheeky cocktail on arrival for just $75pp. Watch the sun go down and the fireworks go off at the Foreshore – best place to welcome the New Year. Bookings are essential!

Walt & Burley

Celebrate New Year’s Eve, Walt & Burley style! Watch the sunset, enjoy a delicious three-course meal and welcome the new year with good company and a spectacular firework display!


Ring in the New Year at Braddon’s favourite pub, Hopscotch. With live music and DJ sets lasting into the early hours of the morning, Hoppy is a must this New Year’s Eve! After a big night on the town, head back to Hopscotch for chills and a ‘hair-of-the-dog’ on New Years Day.

Bass in the Place

This free, all-ages dance party is the perfect way to celebrate the year that was and bring on 2017. Enjoy Canberra’s stunning fireworks display at 9 pm and midnight from the best gig in the city, featuring Four of the freshest dance music acts will perform including Tyson, Exposure, Odd Mob and BNDR.

Diamonds are Forever at The Conservatory

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with Ginger Catering at the National Arboretum at a gala red carpet event held at one of Canberra’s most beautiful and iconic locations with sweeping views over the city. Enjoy martinis and canapés on arrival, a three-course sit-down dinner prepared by the renowned Janet Jeffs and celebratory beverages throughout the night. Entertainment will be provided by the one and only Baker Boys Band (2013 ABB Awards Best Live Band).

Young & Frisky

Gungahlinites rejoice as New Year’s Eve celebrations just got a little closer to home! Young & Frisky are hosting a night of drinks, eats and beats to ring in the new year in finger-lickin’ style, so make sure you head on in to welcome 2017!