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Mooloolaba New Years Eve

Mooloolaba New Years Eve

New Years Eve is one of the most popular festivals celebrated by almost all nations across the world, with the beautiful coastal city of the Sunshine Coast celebrating this amazing event with bright lights, entertainment and of course… fireworks!

This family friendly celebration boasts a number of great spots for people to watch the spectacular fireworks displays along Mooloolaba Esplanade.

Mooloolaba New Years Eve 2018 – Location of Fireworks, Sunshine Coast

New Years Eve on the Sunshine Coast includes an array of family friendly amusement options, parties, concerts, various activities and programs for kids. There are also plenty of adults only celebrations for over 18’s.

Each year, over 40,000 locals and visitors come and enjoy the celebrations at The Esplanade Mooloolaba with multiple fireworks displays during the evening at 8.30pm and again at midnight. The following artists have been confirmed for 2018: Andrea Kirwin Trio, Mason Hope, Dan Horne Trio, The Floating Bridges and Vegas Please. Entertainment kicks off from 4.30pm.

These festivities will also include live music on the main stage, DJ’s on the beach stage, carnival rides, buskers, roving street performers, temporary tattoo stations, children’s face paintings and heaps of other activities. Kids can also enjoy a meet and greet of some of their favourite TV and movie characters.

Come with your whole family to Mooloolaba New Years Eve and enjoy a delicious dinner at any of the restaurants around the area. The public areas are alcohol and glass free zones. So feel free to bring a picnic, however leave the alcohol at home.

There will be extra bus services operating to and from the Mooloolaba New Years Eve and these services are FREE. If you plan to bring your car, there are free park ‘n’ ride services to the esplanade from the University of Sunshine Coast, Kawana Shopping world and Maroochydore.

If you are coming to the Sunshine Coast for New Years Eve, make sure you book your accommodation early, as with such a huge influx of people coming into the city, accommodation will book out. Click the link below to book your New Years Eve accommodation today.


31 December 2018

Event Times

Entertainment from 4.30pm
Fireworks at 8.30pm & Midnight


Moolooaba Esplanade


Mooloolaba, QLD

Contact Details

(07) 5475 7272
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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,

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