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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!

This New Year’s Eve, enjoy fireworks displays in Mooloolaba, Caloundra and Coolum.

Mooloolaba New Year’s Eve 2024/2025 Fireworks, Sunshine Coast

Mooloolaba New Year’s Eve is a drug, glass and alcohol-free event with patrolled security and searches on entry. This fully fenced and secure patrolled event ensures everyone has a great, safe, enjoyable evening. Firework displays are at 8:30pm and midnight.

Parking is limited, so don’t forget to plan your journey ahead of time for a safe trip to and from the event — organise a lift legend, jump on the free Kinetic Park n Ride shuttle bus service, download or update your rideshare apps, or visit/use the TransLink Journey Planner to plan your journey home safely.

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

Mooloolaba Events

Mooloolaba Esplanade: At 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.

From 5pm you’ll find family activities, live musicians, food and market stalls. On the beach, there will be a free bungy trampoline for those under 18, a youth stage with live DJs, and amazing red frogs.

  • Celebrations include fireworks displays with supporting entertainment across stages.
  • From 5pm, there will be live music, kids’ entertainment, face painters, food, and market stalls on the Mooloolaba Esplanade.
  • Live DJs and Red Frogs are on the youth stage from 7pm on the beach.
  • A range of food and market stalls will be available on Mooloolaba Esplanade and Beach Terrace only.

Attendees are encouraged to plan their journey, as NYE Mooloolaba is a walk-in event. Either catch a free Kinetic shuttle bus from Chancellor State College at USC, ride to the event using the ‘ThinkChange’ Bike Valet service or use public transport by downloading and updating your preferred rideshare app, plan your lift legend or use the TransLink Journey Planner to plan your journey home.

Mooloolaba Central Park n Go. Wilson Parking attendants will be taking payment on entry via portable EFTPOS machine – $12.50 flat fee from 2pm – 12am on 31 December for the event. There will be an attendant at each entry point, stopping vehicles to pay the flat fee of $12.50.


Caloundra NYE Celebrations: The Caloundra NYE Celebrations are back, kicking off at 4pm with live music in the Kings Beach Amphitheatre. Bring a picnic blanket and relax to the sounds of Duende, Carl Wockner and Buttermello.

There will be plenty to keep the whole family entertained, including carnival rides (fee applies), face painting and a very special movie screening.

Pack a picnic or enjoy delicious street food, including traditional Greek, Turkish, Japanese, Asian and Turkish fare, doughnuts, wood-fired pizza, ice cream and more!

At 9:30pm a spectacular fireworks display over Kings Beach will provide the finale to the NYE festivities in Caloundra.


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: TBA
Fireworks: TBA

Caloundra: TBA
Caloundra Fireworks: TBA

Coolum Fireworks: TBA

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Where is the Mooloolaba New Years Eve located?
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Mooloolaba Esplanade, Caloundra (Kings Beach), and Coolum, Mooloolaba, QLD

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What are the Mooloolaba New Years Eve entry prices?
Most public events are free, but some venues may have an entry fee

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