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New Year's Eve Mooloolaba
  • Last updated:
  • 11 Dec 2017

New Year's Eve Mooloolaba is the region's largest free celebration to welcome in the new year. 

This family-friendly event will be held along Mooloolaba Esplanade on Sunday 31 December from 4pm to midnight.

Entertainment kicks off at 4.30pm on the Main Stage with a range of live music including:

Kids' entertainment includes characters from Despicable Me 3 and Kung Fu Panda who will be on the Sea Stage from 5.00pm and energetic DJ sets will keep the young ones dancing on the beach until midnight.

There will be roving street entertainment, children’s activities, inflatable rides and delicious food will be available from local vendors, restaurants and cafes on the Esplanade.

Amazing fireworks displays will light up the sky at 8.30pm and midnight to celebrate the new year and the last event of the 50th Anniversary Naming of the Sunshine Coast.

This iconic event is a safe, secure, fully fenced, alcohol and glass free zone and intoxicated people will not be permitted entry. To reduce our impact on the environment, chemical glow sticks and glow products will not be allowed into the event. Battery operated LED products are permitted. Glow sticks and glow products are not recyclable and the liquid contained inside them can be extremely harmful to the environment and the discarded items may end up in waterways harming marine life. 

There will be amplified music and fireworks at this event, so pet owners in the area should ensure pets are safe and secure. 

Council suggests pet owners do not bring their animals to the event due to the large crowds, amplified music and fireworks.

Program

Main stage

Time
Entertainment

4.30pm 

Andrea Kirwin Trio

5.30pm

Mason Hope

6.15pm

Dan Horne Trio

7.20pm

The Floating Bridges

8.30pm

Fireworks display

8.40pm

Vegas Please

12am (midnight)

Fireworks display

Sea stage (beach stage)

Time Entertainment 
5pm Kung Fu Panda
5.30pm Despicable Me 3
5.50pm Kung Fu Panda
6.20pm Despicable Me 3
7pm Meet & Greet - Kung Fu Panda
7.10pm Meet & Greet - Despicable Me 3
7.30pm DJ Tim Torque
8.30pm  Fireworks
8.40pm DJ Tim Torque
9pm  DJ Beverly Thrills
10.30pm DJ Sean Bannister
12am (midnight) Fireworks 

Road closures

All road closures will be in affect from Sunday 31 December 2017 to Monday 1 January 2018. Roads will be reopened at 7am where possible.

Road Closed Open
Beach Terrace and car park (between River Esplanade and round-a-bout
on northern end of Mooloolaba Esplanade)
Closed to south-bound
traffic from 3am, 31 Dec   
7am, 1 Jan
Mooloolaba Esplanade between Venning Street and River Esplanade
3am, 31 Dec
7am, 1 Jan
River Esplanade between Parkyn Parade and Mooloolaba Esplanade 
3am, 31 Dec
7am, 1 Jan
Burnett Street between Mooloolaba Esplanade and the entrance
of Landmark Resort
3am, 31 Dec
7am, 1 Jan
Brisbane Road between Walan Street and Mooloolaba Esplanade 
3am, 31 Dec
7am, 1 Jan
Smith Street between Walan Street and First Avenue 
6am, 31 Dec
7am, 1 Jan
First Avenue between First Lane and Smith Street 
6am, 31 Dec
7am, 1 Jan
First Lane between Muraban Street and First Avenue 
6am, 31 Dec 
7am, 1 Jan
Muraban Street  between  Walan Street and First Avenue
(Local traffic only from Walan Street)
6am, 31 Dec
7am, 1 Jan
Hancock Street between River Esplanade and Walan Street
(Local Traffic only from River Esplanade)
4pm, 31 Dec
7am, 1 Jan   

Parking closures

Location Closed Open 
Brisbane Road (between Mooloolaba Esplanade and Tuckers Creek Bridge)
including the Brisbane Road Council Car Park
3am, 31 Dec
7am, 1 Jan
Smith Street between First Avenue and Walan Street 
6am, 31 Dec
7am, 1 Jan
Northern Beach Terrace Car Park (former caravan park) 3am, 31 Dec 7am, 1 Jan
These areas will be strictly No Parking, and Tow Away conditions apply.

Volunteering at NYE Mooloolaba 

It’s time again to bolster our forces and recruit to our festive season team! If you’re interested in being involved in this event, please register your interest with the Community Festivals and Events Team through our online volunteering program

  • Volunteers must be 16 years of age at the time of the event.
  • Once you send through your expression of interest, council will add you to its volunteer database.
  • A member of staff will contact you to discuss the opportunities available
  • There are a number of daytime shifts that will still allow you to celebrate New Year's Eve with family and friends

Transport

Park 'n' ride to the event from the University of Sunshine Coast, Kawana Shopping World and Maroochydore. Full transport details will be available through Translink on 131 230 from early December.

Partnerships

New Year's Eve Mooloolaba is run in partnership with:

  • Queensland Police Service
  • State Emergency Service (SES)
  • Queensland Fire and Emergency Service
  • Queensland Ambulance Service
  • Queensland Health
  • Safe Nite Out
  • Red Frogs
  • Sunshine Coast First Aid Volunteers

Supporters

Council would like to acknowledge and thank the following supporters:

  • The Surf Club Mooloolaba
  • Sea FM
  • Mix FM

6.45 pm

6.45 pm

8.40 pm

Entertainment
Time 
Meet and greet opportunities

5.00 pm 

Welcome by MC Tim Aquilina

5.15 pm

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Show

5.05 pm 

PAW Patrol Ready for Action Show

5.55 pm

PAW Patrol

5.35 pm

Poppy and Branch from Dreamworks movie Trolls

6.30 pm

Poppy and Branch

6.15 pm 

Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Show

7.05 pm

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Show

6.45 pm 

PAW Patrol Ready for Action Show

7.30 pm

Poppy and Branch

7.20 pm 

Hoo 8 Hoo



 

8.30 pm

Fireworks display

8.40 pm

Thirsty Merc

10.15 pm

Cheap Fakes

12 am (midnight)

Fireworks display


Entertainment
Time 
Meet and greet opportunities

5.00 pm 

Welcome by MC Tim Aquilina

5.15 pm

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Show

5.05 pm 

PAW Patrol Ready for Action Show

5.55 pm

PAW Patrol

5.35 pm

Poppy and Branch from Dreamworks movie Trolls

6.30 pm

Poppy and Branch

6.15 pm 

Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Show

7.05 pm

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Show

6.45 pm 

PAW Patrol Ready for Action Show

7.30 pm

Poppy and Branch

7.20 pm 

Hoo 8 Hoo



 

8.30 pm

Fireworks display

8.40 pm

Thirsty Merc

10.15 pm

Cheap Fakes

12 am (midnight)

Fireworks display

New Year's Eve 2017/2018 at The Surf Club Mooloolaba

New Year's Eve Cocktail Party - 7:30pm Start, 12:30am finish

Our breath-taking Function Room on the top floor of The Surf Club will play host to our New Year's Eve Cocktail Party! Canapes and an arrival Sparkling are included along with Live Music, and Firework displays at 8:30pm and midnight.

18+ event 
Ticket $52.78
*Refunds not available due to event popularity