New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve

Hobart will be abuzz on New Year's Eve with fireworks displays once again lighting up the sky over the River Derwent.

We have made some upgrades from last year to ensure the waterfront is family friendly, accessible and fun for everyone.

If you are coming into the Hobart City waterfront area, please make sure you are aware of the road closures and plan how you will get to and from the city.

Hobart Waterfront NYE map

NYE map


Information and lost children - Information centre and lost children point

First aid - First aid

Toilet - Toilet

Accessible toilet - Accessible toilet

Accessible parking - Accessible parking

Taxi rank - Taxi rank

Road closure - Taste of Summer - Road closure

Drop off and pick up zone - Drop off and pick up zone

Taxis only - Taxis only

Road closures

We are closing a number of roads around the waterfront to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone.

  • Murray Street (between Davey and Morrison Streets)
  • Morrison Street (between Murray and Elizabeth Streets)
  • Despard Street
  • Brooke Street
  • Franklin Wharf (from Saturday 30 December)
  • Castray Esplanade
  • Salamanca Place (from Davey to the Silos)

See the map at the top of the page for detailed information.

Drop-off and pick-up points

If friends or family are dropping you at the waterfront or you are getting a ride share service, there will be designated drop-off/pick-up area on Elizabeth Street (between Morrison and Davey Street).

If you have accessibility needs, an area has been allocated for people needing more time to get in and out of vehicles. Traffic wardens will provide directions and support as needed.

See the map for drop-off/pick-up area entry and exit points.

There will also be a taxi rank on Salamanca Place.

See the map at the top of the page for detailed information.


Regatta grounds

The Regatta Grounds will be open for parking on New Year's Eve from 9.30 am until 1 am Monday 1 January. All cars must exit before 1 am as the circus will be beginning their setup from 5 am.

There is plenty of space for families to enjoy the fireworks from near the Cenotaph.

E-scooters will be available to get to the waterfront.

Multi-storey carparks extended hours

We have extended the opening hours for the Argyle Street and Salamanca Car Parks on New Year's Eve. Visit the Christmas to New Year operating hours page for more information:

Christmas to New Year operating hours

See the map for other parking options

Accessible parking

Accessible parking will be available at:

The Abel Tasman Carpark (12 spaces): Off Salamanca Place, adjacent to Salamanca Plaza. It has been converted to accessible parking from 14 December to 9 January. On NYE please drive into this outdoor car park via Montpelier Retreat where a traffic warden will guide you through the road closure.

Town Hall Deck car park (10 spaces): Will be allocated to accessible parking from 3pm on NYE, Sunday 31 December 2023. Enter via Elizabeth Street, between Macquarie and Davey Streets.

Castray Esplanade (2 spaces): There is also accessible parking available in the Argyle Street and Salamanca Multistorey Car Parks as usual and their hours have been extended on NYE.

Accessible parking will also be available at public car parks throughout the CBD as usual.

Please note: Some accessible parking spaces usually available throughout the year, or specifically promoted for the Taste of Summer, will not be available on New Year's Eve (NYE) due to road closures.

See the map at the top of the page for detailed information.

Nightrider buses

Metro buses will operate additional MAIB Nightrider buses. From 6 pm on 31 December, travel for just $2 (cash only). Visit the Metro website for routes and timetables:

MAIB Nightrider NYE buses


There will be 2 displays:

  • 9.30 pm
  • Midnight

Each display will last 9 minutes.

The fireworks will be set off from two barges on the River Derwent and the Waterfront is a perfect place to watch.

We have mapped out some of the best potential viewing sites across Hobart.

New Year's Eve fireworks viewing locations map

View larger map

All fireworks debris is biodegradable and is designed to not affect sea life or surrounding environments.

Seating and accessible viewing

There will be an accessible viewing area beside Brooke Street Pier. There will be limited capacity, so we suggest you arrive at least 30 minutes before the 9.30 pm and/or midnight fireworks. Please contact on if you would like further information.

There will be some seating available to watch the fireworks at Parliament lawns and Franklin Wharf.

Toilets and other amenities

To help you have a safe and enjoyable experience we have increased the number of services and amenities in the waterfront area.

Please view the map at the top of the page to locate:

  • Toilets
  • First aid
  • Information centres and lost children points

Accessible toilets

In addition to the usual public toilets available around Hobart and the waterfront, two accessible toilets will be added for NYE:

  • Franklin Wharf within the free-to-access Rolex Sydney Hobart Race Village
  • Morrison Street Car Park

See the map at the top of the page for detailed information.

Loud noises

Patrons can expect loud noises in these areas:

  • The entire waterfront area and nearby streets during the two fireworks displays from 9.30 pm to 9.40 pm and midnight to 12.10 am.
  • Around the Willie Smith Launceston to Hobart Race Village on Elizabeth Street Pier
  • Around the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race Village, Franklin Wharf
  • Around Taste of Summer at the Princes Wharf 1 (PW1) and Salamanca Place

Quiet space

Whilst there will still be noise in the area, particularly from amplified music, Parliament Lawns and Princes Park at Battery Point should be less busy than the waterfront area.


  • Sunday, 31 December 2023 | 06:00 PM - Monday, 01 January 2024 | 06:00 AM


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