The Best Brisbane New Year’s Eve Events: 2017 Edit

We’re ready for the New Year, and you’re about to be ready too.

By Elly Beard | 28th November 2017

With Christmas well on its way, it can only mean one thing: New Year’s Eve is just around the corner! Whether you love or hate it, NYE calls for a celebration of the highest order, and we’ve got details of the hottest New Year’s Eve events in Brisbane, so you won’t be missing out on this year’s places to be and be seen. Get your dancing shoes on and dust off that LBD, it’s time to bid farewell to the highs and lows of 2017 and welcome in 2018! (champagne in hand, obvs).


If you’re ditching the bars in favour of a celebration of your own making, the styling experts at Brandition will take your party from sad soirée to midnight magic. Brandition is a team of styling professionals who manage all aspects of your event from beginning to end, no matter how big or small. If you want to make your end of year celebration one for the books, Brandition can help you treat your peeps to bottomless bubbles, endless canapés and stellar décor, so that when the ball drops at midnight your guests enter the new year with sky-high energy. As industry leaders, they can help you with everything from selecting the perfect venue through to nailing a design concept that will stun your guests. Whether you want to host a rooftop soirée or a Gatsby-themed cocktail party, they’ll take your vision and make it a reality.

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The Defiant Duck

Grab your Super Nintendo’s and Super Soakers because this NYE party is going be one of super-sized proportions! That’s right, The Defiant Duck is throwing it back to the ’90s; arguably one of the best decades ever (although, we might be a little biased). Dig out your mood rings and halter necks to keep with the ’90s dress theme and get ready to dance all night as NSLV play homage to your favourite tunes from the rebel decade that was the ’90s. $99pp will get you a five-hour food and drink package to keep you MMMBopping ’til the 2am close time. So guys and gals, get your bleached tips and Rachel Green blowout in order – this is going to be a big one.


Get ready to drop it low and go all night because the NYE party at Laruche Brisbane is set to be one for the books. Bump and grind your way into the new year because this party is all about RnB baby! And what better way to celebrate the most glamorous night of the year than by channelling your inner Beyoncé and Jay-Z? With tunes from DJ Blaze, DJ ILL-P, DJ Nivi and DJ Stupified, as well as a whopping 4.5-hour premium food and drinks package, this is not your average celebration. The first release has already sold out and the second release is on sale now! For only $99 + BF, can you think of a better way to ring in the new year?

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The Charming Squire

How would you like to spend an evening welcoming in the new year on an exotic island? If a flight to Greece is out of reach, not to fear… we’ve found a party that will have you feeling like you’ve been whisked away to Santorini. From 8pm ’til 2am, The Charming Squire at South Bank will be hosting the ultimate New Year’s Eve party that will see guests kicking the night off in style with a cocktail on arrival before enjoying a 4-hour premium beverage package. There’ll be professional photographers to snap you and your pals, plus live music to keep you on your feet all night. No Greek experience would be complete without food, nibble on a few canapés and make sure to grab an authentic Yiros at midnight. If that isn’t enough, there’s the VIP guest package ($199), which includes reserved seating in a booth, table service and exclusive access to pop-up bars that aren’t available to GA ticket holders ($169).

Pig ‘N’ Whistle West End

What better way to celebrate the new year than ‘Bonding’ with your friends in West End at the Pig ‘N’ Whistle’s, Casino Royale Soirée. The New Year’s event is set to start at 7.30pm with guests expected to be roaring on late into the evening. If stepping out in red-carpet style for a James Bond theme sounds like your kind of fun, this is the New Year’s Eve event you won’t want to miss. Pig ‘N’ Whistle is offering an all-inclusive drinks and food package with live music, professional photography, and risk-free casino games such as poker, blackjack and roulette. With tickets available for $110, you can flaunt your finest evening gown as your favourite Bond girl, or dress in your finest tuxedo for a night of class and luxury.

Jade Buddha

If your idea of a fantastic New Year’s Eve involves cocktails and breathtaking views of the Brisbane Riverside at night, then we’ve got the event for you. Jade Buddha is offering a New Year’s Eve event that offers guests two different Shadow Lounge food and drink package options that have been specifically crafted for you. Starting at $89 per person, the standard package includes three hours of drinks including tap beers, house wines and Thai bucket cocktails, as well as scrumptious sliders and skewers. Shadow Lounge will also be offering an exclusive VIP Package for $129 per person, which includes all of the above as well as your choice of basic spirits. The New Years Eve party at Shadow Lounge is the perfect Brisbane event to give 2017 the send-off it deserves as well as being in the prime location to welcome the new year with a view of the Brisbane River fireworks display at midnight. Get ready to kick the new year off with a bang!

Victoria Park | Herston

If you’ve always dreamed of bringing in the new year with an iconic New York celebration, this is the New Year’s Eve soiree you’ll want to attend for when the clock strikes midnight. The Marquee Room at Victoria Park will be transformed into a New York-themed event complete with complimentary Manhattan and Cosmopolitan cocktails served all night. For $149 per person, guests will be treated to New York-Inspired sweet and savoury food stalls, substantial canapés, roving performers and a 5-hour premium beverage package. If you’re looking to organise a group of friends to celebrate the year that was, Victoria Park is also offering an exclusive VIP group package option for $1,950. Guests are encouraged to frock up in their most dazzling evening gowns and tuxedos for a night of live music, mingling and dancing that will kick off at 7:30 pm. There will even be a New York-themed photo booth and photo areas so you can get the perfect Instagram snap to remember your magical evening spent under the Marquee’s sparkling chandeliers. To finish the night off with a bang, Victoria Park has organised a midnight fireworks display over the Victoria Park Golf Course to welcome the new year the right way.

Waterloo Hotel

Celebrate New Year’s like you’ve gone back in time with Waterloo Hotels New Year’s Eve ‘Big Band Style’. Sway the night away with live music from Jodie Joy & The Radio Souls Band playing from 8.30pm until 12.30am. Don’t forget to dress in your most sparkling 20s style dress or your snazziest suit for a jazzy themed night. Ticket prices are $99 and include canapés and a 4-hour beverage package to keep you buzzing as you dance your way into the new year.


Enjoy an opulent gold-label experience on the riverside immersed by fine food, drink and entertainment. Blackbird is offering a $220 5-hour package which includes free-flowing Moët & Chandon, cocktails, spirits and more. Canapés and freshly cooked fare from the food stations manned by Executive Chef Jake Nicholson will be available all night long. There will be a range of live music DJ’s and entertainment to please all tastes, plus fireworks at midnight to light up your new year and kick it off in style!


New Year’s Eve always brings about that dreaded midnight kiss, and for those of us who have no one to smooch, it can be a bit awks. So listen up singletons, this year GPO is being the lifesaver for us all with ‘The Final Rose Ceremony’ for their new years event. Dance and drink all night with their 4-hour package including selected cocktails, beer, wine, spirits and canapés, then when midnight rolls around you can give a rose to that special someone who’s been giving you an eye over their cocktail all night. This intimate event has limited capacity and tickets start at $95.40.

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Look forward to a night of non-stop shine at Cloudlands, Black & Gold Ball with an evening of decadence and glamour. Live entertainment, music and drinks are available until 5am with an extravagant modern imagining of bygone eras in the multi-level, premier venue. Dress in your most dazzling evening gowns and tuxedos for a night you’ll never want to forget. The Cocktail party tickets start at $149 and include a 4.5-hour food and beverage package with basic spirits, as well as cloudland cocktails, bubbles, substantial canapés and more. The VIP experience starts at $199 and includes 4.5 hours of food and beverages including Mumm Champagne, Belvedere Vodka, spirits, bubbles, canapés, and access to exclusive VIP rooms.

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Celebrate the night with not one, but four different types of entertainment all in one place. With house music in the Mainroom, old-school favourites on vinyl in Wall Street, live music in Blind Tiger and all the best pop, hip hop & RnB in the Garden Bar! For those of you after something extra, Prohibition is also offering a VIP Drinks Package with canapés and 5 hours of beer, wine & spirits from 9pm – 1am. Not only that, VIP’s will have access to the VIP area, bar and toilets in Wall Street. Tickets start at $89 and are limited. If you’re wanting to make a night of it with friends, the VIP Booth Package is perfect for groups of 10+ and includes all of the above as well as your own private space close to all the action!

The Flying Cock

The Flying Cock is hosting a casual ball for new years, offering those of you who like style, but not too much formality, a chance to get suited and booted for a relaxed evening with friends. Starting at 7pm ’til late, their $75 drinks package includes cocktails, champagne on arrival, and food from the Coop Bistro. Featuring music from house band Birdman Randy & The Ivory St Preachers, lavish in a night with your close friends listening to the best music of 2017. The best news is, for those of you with groups of 10 or more, tickets go down to $70! The more really is the merrier at the Flying Cock!

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Darling & Co.

Darling and Co is getting truly glamorous this year with their Yacht Themed New Year’s Eve party. Set sail for the New Year with general admission starting at $99 with 5 hours of free-flowing basic beverages on deck, as well as a risotto station, canapés, live entertainment and DJ’s. For an extra $50, you can enjoy a bonus 750ml bottle of Veuve Cliquot Champagne to sip as the venue-styled yacht whisks its way into the new year.

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