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Join us on Tuesday 31 December 2019 to celebrate New Years Eve at Belmore Basin at our family-friendly, alcohol-free, pet-free event.
Together we enjoyed live music, circus performers, face painting, amusement rides, and food and novelty stalls to provide a lively atmosphere in the lead-up to our fireworks spectacular at 9pm.

Join our NYE Volunteer Team

New Year's Eve is one of our city's biggest community events.
If you have a spare three hours or more, we invite you to join our team of committed volunteers to be part of these special events.
Refreshments are provided, plus you’ll receive a shirt, cap, backpack, water bottle, meal voucher and certificate of participation.
Use our online form to apply.
All volunteers will be required to attend a compulsory orientation and information session. Times can be selected when submitting this form. Both sessions will be held at Wollongong City Council’s Administration Building at 41 Burelli Street, Wollongong.
Applications close on Friday 22 November 2019. 
If you'd like more information, please email our events team.


Save your place in our Accessible Viewing Area

Council is committed to making sure that our big community events are accessible to all.
Our Accessible Viewing Area allows people who may not otherwise be able to attend enjoy a day out with family and friends.
Use our online form to apply.
Applications close on Monday 13 January 2020.

Thanks to our sponsors 

A huge thanks to our naming rights sponsor for this coming event, Acorn Lawyers!


We'd also like to thank our corporate sponsor for 2019 New Year's Eve, South Coast BMW

Single-use Plastic Free Events

​Single-use Plastic Management

We've recently adopted a Single Use Plastics Management Policy which prohibits the use of single use plastics. This includes plastic such as:
  • Single use plastic bags
  • Balloons of any kind
  • Plastic Drinking Straws
  • Plastic Plates, Bowls and Cutlery
  • Polystyrene of any kind
Alternatives are available for each of the above items such as:
  • Single use plastic bags can be replaced with biodegradable and compostable bags
  • Balloons can be replaced by other promotional materials, such as pens etc.
  • Plastic drinking straws can be replaced by cardboard or other reusable straws
  • Polystyrene, Plastic plates, bowls and cutlery can be replaced by compostable alternatives such as corn starch, cardboard, bamboo etc.
  • Disposable coffee cups can be replaced by cellulose lined compostable coffee cups.
To find out further information about waste wise events contact Customer Service on (02) 4227 7111.
Plastic Free Wollongong

Staying Safe this New Year's Eve

Our annual New Year’s Eve celebration at Belmore Basin is one of the City’s most popular, family-friendly events with people coming from across the Illawarra to join in the festivities. That’s why we’re making sure that our event is safe and fun for everyone.
New Year's Eve is alcohol-free, glass-free and smoke free and there will be Police and security onsite to make sure that everyone can enjoy a safe environment.
Alcohol Free Symbol           Non-Smoking Symbol 
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