Come December every year, Perthians get ready to usher in the new year in style. Locals gather around Mandurah, Rottnest Island, Swan River, and the banks of the Cannington River to party and watch the magnificent fireworks display.

If you have kids, Perth hosts several family-friendly events in the evening. But as the night progresses, it’s time for the grown-ups to have their share of fun. If you’re in town this year, here are the top New Year events that you must attend.


Whether you’re a local or tourist, this guide will help you navigate the streets better.

Watch an Amazing Fireworks Display

You can watch firework displays at several locations near Perth. The top picks are Northbridge, Crown Perth, and Rottnest Island. The events in Northbridge are hosted between 9 PM and 12 AM by the city of Perth. It includes a list of family-friendly activities but the highlight is the firework display from the rooftops. If you’re near the Swan River, two of the biggest hotels will light up right before midnight. But if you’re inclined towards watching an early show, Rottnest Island is your ideal destination. Several ferries will take you across and get you back to bed before midnight.

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Head Out to a Gala Dinner

Are you a fan of fine dining or do you prefer street treats? As New Year approaches, Perth decks up in the festive spirit and the sweet aroma of a fine meal lurks in the air. From a 6-course gala dinner at Muscats Restaurant to a 3- or 4-course Australian feast at Petition, the choices are endless. The cuisine ranges from Chinese, Thai, and Middle Eastern to Indian, barbecue, and more. So, start your night with a blackberry spritz and try what your heart desires. Don’t forget to cleanse your palette with desert.

Party Till Dawn

Looking to party till the wee hours of 2022? You’re in luck. Several annual New Year Eve parties are held in Perth and this year is no different. Our top picks are Super Hero Party at The Vines Resort, Cirque New NYE Party at The Windsor Hotel, and Jazz on the Beach. The Super Hero Party is a family-friendly event that kicks off at 8.30 PM. Kids will love the fireworks display, food station, DJ, and mini-golf. The Windsor Hotel and Jazz on the Beach are our top picks for adults. Dress for the party, enjoy the free-flowing drinks and live music as 2022 approaches.

NYE Cruises that You Simply Cannot Miss

Make this NYE party even more special by spending the evening on a river cruise. Our top pics are Pirate Ship Mandurah, Captain Cook Cruise, and Exclusive Charters. Explore the waterways of Perth on New Year’s Eve, enjoy the magnificent cityscape, and the fireworks display at the stroke of midnight. If you’ve got a big gang and don’t want to party with strangers, charter a boat and usher in the new year with your best mates.

How Does an Escape Room Evening Sound?

Escape rooms in Perth host several fascinating games that promise to keep you thrilled long after the session is over. If you’d like to welcome 2022 in the most thrilling way possible without alcohol, visit Lost Reality for the best escape room experience. Choose your favourite game from the list and book your slot today.