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The Most Glamorous New Year’s Eve Events to Welcome 2018

We don’t want to scare you but Christmas season is upon us … which also means New Year’s Eve is just around the corner! We all know that how you spend New Year’s Eve is how you will spend the year ahead – so of course it’s crucial that you do it in absolute style. With a slew of outstanding events on offer in the major cities of Australia it’s hard to know which to pick. We have compiled the most glamorous events by city, so you can be sure that you have chosen a winner. Once you have the event locked down you can focus on the important things – like putting together the ultimate look that will blow everyone away!

Sydney – New Year’s Eve at Sydney Observatory

This gorgeous soiree is bound to tick all the NYE boxes. With a stunning location that provides a gorgeous view and a front-row seat to the amazing Sydney Harbour fireworks, this is the perfect place to see in 2018. The entry to this event includes all food and beverages, so you will be sipping on champagne and indulging in fresh seafood at your leisure. The dress-code is cocktail attire, so this is also the perfect event to dress to impress.

Where: Sydney Observatory, Upper Fort St, Observatory Hill, Millers Point 

Cost: $325

Included: Canapés, unlimited wine and beer.

Photo: Weekend Notes
Photo: Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences

Melbourne – Elevation Party, Eureka Building

If you want to feel on top of the world this New Year’s Melbourne’s famous Eureka building is the place to be. With unparalleled 360 degree views of the gorgeous city skyline (and the fireworks display), the Elevation New Year’s Eve Party at Eureka 89 is the ideal spot to welcome 2018 with loved ones. Featuring a mix of live music, DJs and canapés there are two levels to choose from at this exclusive party – we recommend Gold Access for a double selection of views with access to both Level 88 and 89.

Where: Level 89, Eureka Building, 7 Riverside Quay, Southbank

Cost: Gold Tickets $300 or Silver Tickets $210

Included: Substantial canapés, unlimited wine and beer.

Photo: The Culture Trip
Photo: Eureka 89

Perth – The Italian Job, Gazette

Dreaming of a year spent strolling through quaint Italian villages and sunning yourself on picturesque beaches? Then you’d better get yourself to this 60s luxe Italian themed New Year’s Eve party! Held in the recently opened Gazette housed in Print Hall, ‘The Italian Job’ themed party will feature Prosecco and aperitivos, the finest antipasti and more on its delicious menu. Perth’s finest DJ’s will be spinning throughout the night and there is also the option of securing private VIP booths for you and your friends. Molto bene!

Where: Gazette, Print Hall, 125 St Georges Terrace, Perth

Cost: $99 General Admission or $1200 VIP Booth (Up to 8 people)

Included: Aperitivo cocktails, unlimited beer, sparkling, wine and cider, antipasti, pizzas and cannoli.

Photo: The West

Brisbane – Under the Stars, Byblos Bar

Set in a beautiful riverside location in the inner Norther suburb of Hamilton, this chic and understated event is a great choice for New Year’s in Brisbane. This party promises delicious food, flowing drinks and not one but two firework displays to help you celebrate a fresh start to the new year. The chic setting calls for a classic and elegant look to party the night away in style.

Where: Byblos Bar, Portside Wharf, Hamilton 

Cost: $199

Included: Unlimited food and drinks, including cocktails.

Photo: Byblos Bar


Adelaide – Masquerade Ball, Stamford Grand Hotel

This New Year’s in Adelaide is bound to be a special one, with the Stamford Grand Hotel hosting not one, but three parties. The most luxurious of these options is the glamorous Masquerade Ball, held in the Grand Ballroom. Featuring a four course dinner and premium beverages, this is an event to truly indulge. Mask your identity but show your style – this is a black tie event so make sure you dress to impress with a statement outfit. 

Where: Stamford Grand Hotel, 2 Jetty Road, Glenelg

Cost: $159 

Included: 5 course menu including dishes such as smoked trout terrine and free-range beef with truffled potatoes, and a premium unlimited beverage package.

Photo: Event Connect


Now that you’ve settled on the perfect New Year’s destination, time to find your ideal outfit!

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