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Mooloolaba New Years Eve

Mooloolaba New Years Eve

New Year’s Eve is one of the most popular festivals celebrated by almost all nations worldwide. The beautiful coastal area of the Sunshine Coast celebrates this fantastic event with bright lights, entertainment and, of course… fireworks!

Sunshine Coast Council is changing the face of its New Year’s Eve Fireworks, adding two new locations and shifting back a gear to safer, more localised celebrations.

Mooloolaba New Years Eve 2023/2024 Fireworks, Sunshine Coast

Each year, over 40,000 locals and visitors enjoy the celebrations at The Esplanade Mooloolaba with two fireworks displays during the evening at 8:30pm and again at midnight.

Here is a huge list of official and private events running across the Sunshine Coast:


Mooloolaba Esplanade: 8:30pm and midnight The Esplanade Mooloolaba comes alive with celebrations to farewell 2023. With two fireworks displays during the evening at 8.30pm and again at midnight, there is fun for everyone.

An alcohol, drug and glass free event, it kicks off at 5pm with kids shows from Paw Patrol, big bubbles, interactive glow shows, food trucks, live music and Red Frogs – Fireworks at 8:30pm and midnight.

  • Celebrations include fireworks displays with supporting entertainment across stages.
  • From 5pm there will be live music, glow shows, paw patrol show, meet/greet, and big bubbles in the family zone on the Mooloolaba Esplanade.
  • Food trucks will be available at Mooloolaba Esplanade (in front of Mooloolaba Surf Club) only.
  • Attendees are encouraged to BYO empty water bottle as water stations will be available.
  • Council’s NYE celebration encourages a family-friendly, drug and alcohol, and glass-free environment.


Caloundra NYE Celebrations: Starts at 4pm with fireworks at 9:30pm – and Coolum lights up at 8:30pm. There will be plenty to keep the whole family entertained, including carnival rides (fee applies), and face painting. Enjoy delicious street food, including traditional Greek, Vietnamese, Asian and German fare, along with doughnuts, wood-fired pizza, ice cream and more! The festivities culminate at 9:30pm with a spectacular fireworks show over Kings Beach to ring in the new year.

A reminder that this is an alcohol, drug and glass-free event.


Coolum has fireworks only at 8:30pm on Coolum Beach near Tickle Park.


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    • Hi Daphne,

      Free buses from Kawana Shoppingworld and Maroochydore Bus Station on Horton Parade from 3pm to 2am. There will also be free shuttle service to and from NYE Mooloolaba from the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC), departing every 30 minutes from 5pm to 8pm and back to USC again from 9pm to 2am.

      In addition to the regular Sunday timetable, additional services will be added to routes 600, 620 from 6.30pm to 2am. An additional 610 service from Maroochydore to Nambour will also be scheduled at 10pm and 1am.

      Best regards,

    • Hi Simon,

      Not sure where to park as the whole place will be packed. Just note that there are road closures on Brisbane Road (between Mooloolaba Esplanade and Tuckers Creek Bridge) including the Brisbane Road Council Car Park, Smith Street between First Avenue and Walan Street and Northern Beach Terrace Car Park (former caravan park).

      Best regards,

  • Hi, where can I get park and ride information for USC? Reading the Sunbus website it states they leave every 30mins, but that the first bus back is 8.45pm? with two young children I’m hoping they return every 30mins from 5pm.

    • Hi Gary,

      You can’t drink alcohol in a public place at all in Queensland, unless the area is a licensed premises or is declared as a ‘wet area’. So consider any outdoor space to be alcohol free. You can drink inside the many licenced bars and restaurants. If you drink in the parklands or along the foreshore, you can be issued with an on the spot fine of $121 for drinking alcohol in a public place.

      As for the specific location of fireworks, I am led to believe they will be right in front of the surf club. Weather conditions on the day will dictate the final location.

      Best regards,

What date is the Mooloolaba New Years Eve?
What time is the Mooloolaba New Years Eve?
Mooloolaba Fireworks: TBA
Caloundra: TBA
Coolum: TBA

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Mooloolaba Esplanade, Caloundra, and Coolum, Mooloolaba, QLD

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