Family Friendly New Years Events 2018/2019


2019 is almost here! If you’re looking for family-friendly events and activities to see in the New Year, then Buggybuddys has you covered with a list of celebratory events. And, of course, best wishes for a happy, safe new year from the Buggybuddys team!


Mindarie NYE Fireworks 2018

Monday, 31 December, 8.30pm to Midnight
The Marina, 33 Ocean Falls Boulevard, Mindarie


Proud sponsors, Burns Beach Estate, present The Marina, Mindarie 2018 NYE Fireworks!

** Fireworks commence at 8.30pm **

This is a FREE, family-friendly event.

There will be hot dog and drinks stands on the Boardwalk and a DJ playing.

For those who wish to see in the New Year, there will be entertainment at the onsite venues – The Indi, The Boat and Cabana, who is hosting their NYE White Party.

Please note, The Marina is a licensed destination and therefore no BYO food, beverage, eskies, chairs or picnic blankets are permitted on site. The Boardwalk is for standing room only.

Limited onsite parking is available, however to avoid traffic delays we recommend using public transport, taxis, Uber, walking or car-pooling.


New Years Eve in Mandurah 2018

Monday, 31 December, 6pm to Midnight
Eastern Foreshore, 54 Mandurah Terrace, Mandurah


Join us at the New Year’s Eve Celebrations for live music and fireworks to welcome in 2018.

Fireworks: 9pm and midnight. Live music from 6pm – 9pm

Live DJ, disco lights, roving entertainment, food vans and amusement rides on the Mandurah’s Eastern foreshore. With hours of entertainment, activities and amusements the evening will be a great night out for the whole family.

Another great City of Mandurah alcohol and smoke free event.

Please leave your pets at home as pets are prohibited at City events

Face Painting by Ruby Rainbow at Elmar’s!

Tuesday, 1 January, 12pm to 2pm
Elmar’s in the Valley, 8731 West Swan Road, Henley Brook


Do you have plans for the kids this school holidays? Well… we have 🙂

Let the kids be entertained by our local gal extraordinaire Ruby Rainbow the Fairy who will paint the town red with your children’s faces. You can sit down, relax and have a craft brew and a bite of Bratwurst in our park like BIERGARTEN.

We look forward to seeing you then!

Shelley New Year’s Day Concert & Fireworks

Tuesday, 1 January, 3.30pm to 8.30pm
Shelley Rossmoyne Foreshore Park, Riverton Drive, Shelley


Celebrate the start of 2019 at the City’s annual New Year’s Day Concert & Fireworks! A family friendly event alongside the iconic and picturesque Canning River with plenty of entertainment all day long.

Quench your thirst at the licensed bar, fill your tummies with delicious food from over 10 food trucks and entertain the kids with some incredible games and fun. There will be roving entertainment and some fantastic live music and performances.

The evening wouldn’t be complete without a dazzling display of fireworks brought to you by Cardile Fireworks, bringing the event to a close at 8.30pm.

Paw Patrol – Meet & Greet Chase and Marshall

Monday, 31 December, 5pm to 8pm
Perth Zoo, Labouchere Road, South Perth


Chase and Marshall from Nickelodeon’s PAW Patrol are at Perth Zoon. Come along and join the action. Be sure to bring your camera for your chance to have a picture and say Hi!

NYE Jazz on the Llawn – Libby Hammer Quartet

Monday, 31 December, 5.30pm to 8.30pm
Mandoon Estate, 10 Harris Road, Caversham


Celebrate NYE in style; relax on the stunning and spacious lawn at Mandoon Estate for an afternoon of jazz and blues from one of Perth’s premier jazz vocalists, the Libby Hammer Quartet.

Picnic-style charcuterie and cheese platters, salads, pizzas and homemade ice cream are available from the delicatessen, and the famous spit roast will be turning too! Beer, wine, cider and soft drinks are also available from the garden bar, so make an afternoon of it with your friends and family and let Mandoon entertain you.

We will be having an early countdown for the kids and families at the conclusion of the concert at 8.30pm.

Strictly NO BYO food or beverage.

There is no reserved seating. We have plenty of picnic tables on the deck – or feel free to bring low backed chairs or picnic rugs.

We will be having an early countdown for the kids and families at the conclusion of the concert at 8.30pm.

Tickets are essential!

NYE Jazz Family Countdown at The Vines 

Monday, 31 December, 6pm to 8pm
The Vines Resort & Country Club, 51 Verdelho Drive, The Vines


Bring the whole family along to see out the last day of 2018 in the Vines Café from 6pm!

Finish off the year with our pizza buffet, featuring a range of favourite toppings along with chef’s selections of fresh salads, hot chips and dessert. Plenty of kid’s activities and resident DJ playing the best tunes from 7pm.

Everyone will love the countdown to the balloon drop at the children’s time of 9pm.

Adults – $55pp | kids (5-12yrs) $39pp

Cash bar will be available.

Bookings essential & limited tickets Phone (08) 9297 3000 or email

*Full pre-payment required & non-refundable. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

NYE at Gloucester Park  

Monday, 31 December, 4.30pm to 1am
Gloucester Park, Nelson Crescent, East Perth


New Year’s Eve is back at Gloucester Park!

There’ll be a range of food stalls and pop-up bars, racing on track and Gloucester Park’s famous fireworks show to welcome in 2019.

The Retravision New Year’s Eve at Gloucester Park will feature The Potbelleez after the last race with live entertainment from a Murphy’s Lore all night!

Hospitality Options
The Beau Rivage – $200 per person
Located on the top level of the JP Stratton Grandstand, The Beau Rivage boasts sweeping views of the entire racetrack and stunning backgroup of Optus Stadium, Crown Perth and the Swan River.

On New Year’s Eve The Beau Rivage will be serving a delicious buffet featuring market fresh seafood, continental meats and antipasto, carvery roast meats, full salad bar and an assortment of house made desserts.

Dining in The Beau Rivage comes complete with deluxe buffet menu and a deluxe beverage package available from 7pm till midnight.

The Enclosures – $250 per person
Gloucester Park’s ever popular elevated outdoor function areas get you up close to the action on the track with the exclusive feel of a private function.

The Enclosures include a cocktail menu and a super deluxe beverage package including spirits from 7pm until midnight.

General Admission Ticket Pricing
Family Pass (2 Adults & 2 Children) – $100
Adults – $40
Concession (Age Pension, Seniors & Disability Card Holders) – $20
Children (12-18 years) – $20
Children (Under 12) – Free!

Book online here.

NYE at The Oxford Hotel  

Monday, 31 December, 5pm to 1am
Oxford Hotel, 368 Oxford Street, Leederville


Count down to the new year in your favourite local!


80’s & 90’s classic hits

$8.00 pints | $10 cocktail specials

$15 parmi or pasta

$10 pizzas & kids meal deals

DJ kicking off from 8pm

New Year’s Day – The Healthy Way

Tuesday, 1 December, 8.30am to 2pm
Acai Corner, South Perth Foreshore, South Perth


Start 2019 as you mean to go on …

Want to nourish your body with good food? Grab a healthy acai bowl!

Want to surround yourself with good people? Bring your mates!

Want to feel connected to nature and this awesome city? Bring a picnic blanket or use one of ours and hang out!

“I really regret eating healthy today and getting outdoors with my mates” … said no one ever!

See you there! THE ACAI CORNER xx


New Year’s Day Collectors Fair 

Tuesday, 1 January, 10am to 3pm
Cannington Exhibition Centre & Showgrounds, corner Albany Highway & Station Street, Cannington


Antiques and Collectables fair in two large air-conditioned halls. A variety of collectors will have a diverse range of collectables on sale. Ranging from radios to retro; books to baubles; china to coins; glassware; jewellery; kitch to kitchenalia; ephemera; postcards; tools; bottles; and even kimonos.

Free parking on site, refreshments available, $4 entry fee.

New Year’s Eve – Hosted by Greyhounds WA

Monday, 31 December, 6pm to Midnight

TABTouch Park, Greyhounds WA, Station Street, Cannington


Bring in the New Year with a family friendly night of fun at TABtouch Park Cannington!

Free kids activities
Meet a greyhound
Live band
Prize giveaways

Food vans

Save time and purchase your tickets online!

Adults $20
Kids under 18 FREE*
*must be accompanied by an adult
Please note: Unaccompanied juveniles will be denied entry.

Picnics are allowed. No BYO Alcohol.
Gates open 6pm.

New Year’s Eve Night Tour

Monday, 31 December, 8.30pm to 10pm

Perth Observatory, 337 Walnut Road, Bickley


Looking for something different to do to farewell 2018? Then come along to a pre-fireworks night tour at the Perth Observatory. Our telescope operators will be ready to show you stunning objects whether it’s a single star or a massive nebula.

Then to welcome the New Year, you can drive to one of the Perth Hills many lookouts and take in all the fireworks from around Perth at the stroke of midnight.

Experience our amazing night sky through our wide range of telescopes at our sky viewing nights. Our Volunteers will take you on a grand tour of the Southern Hemisphere’s sky with a wide range of targets including Nebulas, planets, dying stars, and enormous star clusters.

You will also be able to browse our museum and see historical instruments, our meteorite exhibit, astrophotographs & artwork, and admire the beauty of the Atlas Coelestis, the first Star Atlas ever printed in 1729 from the work of John Flamsteed, the First Astronomer Royal at the Greenwich Observatory in Great Britain.

Adult: $45.00
Concession: $35.00
Child: $25.00

Life’s a Beach NYE 18/19

Monday, 31 December, 5pm to 1am

Canteen Pizza, 110 Marine Terrace, Cottesloe


#1 eat more oysters
#2 drink more champagne
#3 spend more time beach side eating pizza

Hang out with us for Life’s a Beach… our NYE edition of Pizza & Pinot! The only way to spend your Monday is with –

Jerry Fraser shucking oysters
50% off Pinot
50% off Champagne
DJs on the decks
Special menus $45 Pizza party and $65 Seafood Bonanza

We welcome la familia (the families) to book before 6:30pm for an hour and a half of bangin’ pies and sunset spritzes or settle in for the night and book from 8pm.


CSBG Kids New Year’s Eve!

Monday, 31 December, 5pm to 8.30pm

Coventry Seafood Bar & Grill, Shop 2, 243 Walter Road, Morley


Fly into Coventry Seafood Bar & Grill with the kids this New Year’s Eve! We’ll have games, face painting and food specials throughout the night. PLUS watch the fireworks on the BIG screens! Book your table now by calling 9275 0297.

NYE Celebration at The Alexander

Monday, 31 December, 4pm to 1am

The Alexander Bar & Bistro, 322 Alexander Drive, Ballajura


Bring in the New Year with friends, family, good food & plenty of entertainment for young and old at The Alexander NYE Celebration!!

The festivities for the kids will begin at 4.30pm with Unicorn (pony) rides until 6.30pm, plenty of activities & games to play and each child will receive a treat bag of poppers & goodies to celebrate the new year at a special time of 8pm

Big kids will also enjoy the night with Beer Specials, $8 Cocktails, great food from our extensive menu, Live Band playing all the best hits and a second countdown at midnight!

Bookings are essential so call 9249 1132 or book online at

New Year’s Eve Buffet Dinner

Monday, 31 December, 6pm to 9pm

Rendezvous Hotel Perth, 148 The Esplanade, Scarborough


Celebrate the New Year with an extravagant buffet dinner for only $99 per person.

Unwind with a complimentary glass of sparking on arrival, and then discover the flavours of Scarborough, featuring fresh seafood, succulent meats and your favourite desserts.

Buffet Dinner at Straits Cafe
$99 per person
$30 for children (4-12 years old)

Book now to avoid disappointment.
Call 08 9340 5746 or email

THT New Year’s Eve Beach Party

Monday, 31 December, 6pm to 8pm

The Harbour Terrace Bar & Grill, 28 Southside Drive, Hillarys


Join us as we count down 2018 and bring in the New Year! Watch the fireworks on the BIG screens with live acoustic music from 6 until 9pm. Then chuck on your boardies or your bikini for an adults only party with DJs and sandpit from 8pm.

Tickets just $10 which includes a FREE drink on entry. PLUS we’re open until 2am with specials all night long!

NYE Mexican Party at BDCC

Monday, 31 December, 8pm to 1am

Byford & Districts Country Club, 88 Linton Street North, Byford


Welcome to Mexicana!

It’s time to ring in the New Year and what better place to be than The BDCC with friends and family.

December 31st from 8.00pm, this event will be the talk of the town.

This is a free ticketed event:
Book here!
(Members, guests and kids required to have ticket)

DJ will have the venue pumping throughout the night, with a special Kids NYE Countdown at 9pm.
DRESS UPS ESSENTIAL. Think ponchos, sombreros and sugar skulls galore.

Food and Drink Specials available.

See you there Amigos!

New Year’s Eve Bush Dance with The Black Chooks

Monday, 31 December, 6pm to 9.05pm

Stirk Park, Elizabeth Street, Kalamunda


Traditional Aussie Bush Dance: live musicians, traditional folk music, dance callers (who explain how the dances work and guide you through the dances). Lots of members of the local community in family groups. Family friendly event. Food stall and coffee van. Collossal dances!

Tickets essential – pay at the event.

Monty Cotton All Star Trio “Greatest Hits” NYE Concert

Monday, 31 December, 5pm to Midnight

The Parkerville Tavern, 6 Owen Road, Parkerville


Come and experience a magical evening under the stars, with Monty Cotton and his band performing a superb All Star Trio “Greatest Hits” New Year’s Eve Show on the amazing Parky outdoor stage, set in picturesque Parkerville in the Perth Hills!

Back by popular demand, Monty Cotton has become one of the most sought after entertainers in Western Australia with increasing demand across the globe for his show A Boy Named Cash.

For one spectacular New Year’s Eve at The Parkerville Tavern, Monty and his band will be taking it up another level with his new All Star Trio “Greatest Hits” Show, jam packed with musical classics from over the years. As well as paying tribute to the legendary artist Johnny Cash, Monty will take you on an Australian musical journey with music from sensations such as Banjo Patterson, Cold Chisel, Hunters & Collectors, INXS & many more.

Gates open at 5pm and the concert starts at 7pm with duo act ‘Table for Two’ featuring local artists Craig Dunkling & partner in crime Flora Wells, playing a few favourite covers to warm up the crowd before handing over the stage to Monty and his band. The show will then run until midnight with Monty counting us all into the 2019 New Year!

An event that is suitable for all ages. Bring your friends or family and come along and enjoy wood-fired pizza, hot pork rolls, a selection of delicious meals from the A La Carte Menu, and beverages under the stars while enjoying some fabulous music! Join us as we toast the New Year in with one of Perth’s very own music sensations Monty Cotton!

Tickets essential – book here.

NYE on the Hill

Monday, 31 December, 5.30pm to 10pm

Lexi’s on Rotto, Oliver Hill Battery, Defence Road, Rottnest Island


Come and join the Lexi’s on Rotto team and take in the last sunset of 2018.

Enjoy the unique experience of a train ride to Oliver Hill. Be welcomed at the top by our Lexi’s team who will be waiting for your arrival with a glass of sparkling.

Watch a post-card perfect sun set into the Indian Ocean as you enjoy your last meal of 2018. As the night draws in we turn to the mainland and watch as Perth starts to shine from across the water.

For those wanting to head back to the Settlement for the firework display the first train will depart at 20:00

For those wanting to continue a relaxed and informal night we watch the fireworks from the tranquility of Oliver Hill, whilst the gentle tunes of our acoustic artist fill the air. Our last train departs at 22:00, delivering you safely back to the settlement by approximately 22:30.

Tickets cost $60 per person and includes train fare, drink on arrival and Gourmet BBQ, with Wine and Beer available for purchase throughout the evening.

Train Departs the Settlement in the Thomson Bay area of Rottnest and returns to the same station.

Rottnest Island New Year’s Eve Family Fireworks

Monday, 31 December, 40pm to Midnight

Thomson Bay, Rottnest Island


Celebrate New Year’s Eve early on Rottnest Island with family fireworks overlooking Thomson Bay.

Spend the day exploring and relaxing on Rottnest before welcoming the new year with a spectacular fireworks display at 9pm.

Secure your spot early and enjoy the free entertainment and children’s activities from 4pm.

After the fireworks show, various venues around the Island will be hosting special NYE parties for those who want to party into the New Year!

Hotel Rottnest are hosting a Decades Party again after a successful event in 2017! For tickets please click here. (Over 18’s only event)

Same-day return ferry specials and late departure options available.

Kids New Year’s Eve Countdown

Monday, 31 December, 4pm to 8.30pm

Wanneroo Tavern, 18 Dundebar Road, Wanneroo


Join us for our kids New Year’s countdown in the bistro and function centre.
🔹 Balloon animals & Face painting
🔹 Craft Corner
🔹 Kids superhero’s
🔹 Kids countdown at 8:00
See you there!

New Year’s Eve Dinner and Show

Monday, 31 December, 7pm to 12.30am

Willow Pond Reception Centre, 459 Nicholson Road, Canning Vale


The birth of Mersey Beat and a tribute to “The British Invasion”

The Birth Of The Beatles and The swinging 60’s is a unique show starring Danny Henderson.

Featuring songs from the 50’s & 60′, Danny’s rockumentry follows the journey of the early Beatles and how they became the inspiration for a generation.

A brilliant one man show using today’s latest technology. Danny performs live and is backed by his virtual band.

Audiences are swept up in the mania, singing and dancing along to hit after hit.

Born in Liverpool Danny also has the quick wit like his heroes – The Fab Four.

A magical mystery tour taking you back to the future.

Bookings Essential – limited seats – no door sales. Book here.

3 course meal & show

$95 per adult. $50 per child under 13 years old (2-course kids menu)

$30 per person deposit at time of booking with the balance due 20th December. Small groups will be combined with other small groups to make up tables. Tables will seat maximum of 10.

For more information or enquiries, click here.

New Year’s Eve – Dine and Dance

Monday, 31 December, 7pm to 1am

Laguna Veneto Social and Bocce Club, 49 Homer Street, Dianella


Come and Join the Laguna Family and Celebrate the New Year!
Monday 31st December at 7pm

Enjoy a 4 course meal and music
Beer, wine and soft drink included.
Champagne Panettone and Coffee at Midnight

Music by Rhythm and Groove
Catering by Ridolfo’s

SPECIAL GUEST – Louis Rebeiro from Little Big Shots

Members $110 – Non Members $120
Children 11-17YO $50 – Under 10YO $25
Must book by Sunday 23 December 2018

Gino 0414 720 595
Betty 9276 4578

New Year’s Eve Celebration

Monday, 31 December, 7pm to 12.30am

The Simulation Centre, 6 Sphinx Way, Bibra Lake



Monday 31 December 2018 from 7pm to 12.30

9pm and 12 midnight Countdown

DJ – Dance the Night Away

Fun Games, Play on all the Simulators

Dress: Hawaiian Night

Hawaiian Food included

Tickets: $30.00 children, $50.00 adults. Call us on 9494 2717 for multiple bookings.

Beverages available to purchase from the Café.

New Year’s Eve at The Duke

Monday, 31 December, 6pm to 3am

The Duke Bar & Bistro, 2 Innesvale Way, Carramar


Join us as we welcome 2019 in classic Duke style

There will be something for everyone with live music, a children’s disco, happy hour specials and of course, our delicious food.

Grab the kids and join us for an early NYE countdown including a kids disco with glow sticks and prizes thanks to Parties Kids Remember. Plus our $15 kids combo meals with a drink and dessert will keep little Dukes smiling all night long.

Bigger Dukes and Dukettes can boogie into the evening with Special Brew, our Ska band playing live and loud in the Sports Bar from 9:30pm

Join us for dinner to toast 2019 with the kitchen open till late and bookings available in the restaurant (rumour has it our head chef has some cracking specials up his sleeve)

4-6pm Early countdown with kid’s Disco
5-6pm Happy Hour
9:30-late Special Brew Ska Tribute (over 18’s only in the Sports Bar)
Kitchen open until 10:30pm

Give us a buzz on 9387 7766 to book a table in the restaurant or send our team an email at

New Year’s Eve Steampunk Party

Monday, 31 December, 5pm to 2am

Little Creatures Brewing, 40 Mews Road, Fremantle


Little Creatures presents a STEAMPUNK NYE 2019! Get ready for New Year’s party the likes of which has never been seen in Perth!

Raise a pint to celebrate the last sunset of 2018 (5-10pm) with BBQ & Live Music from the Junkadelics in the backyard bar on the Fremantle harbour.

Welcome in 2019 with a full DJ set with Freo favourites WES on Decks, Tristune, Silvestri Stallone from 9- late

Good vibes on the water’s edge from early on in the Backyard Bar,
A little backyard BBQ from the Creatures chefs,
Taps pouring the freshest of fresh ales,
Dancing the night away in the Big Shed to the finest in disco/funk/new school house.

A not to miss event.
Free from us to you.
Happy New year!

All welcome | 5pm – 2am | Free Event
More at

NYE @ Padburys

Monday, 31 December, from 5.30pm

Padburys Restaurant, 114 Terrace Road, Guildford


Celebrate New Year’s Eve @ Padburys Restaurant in historic Guildford.

3 course feast for $65pp
Children’s menu available for under 12’s

Drinks specials will be available on the night.

We can’t wait to help you celebrate 🥂

Reservations from 5.30pm

To book phone: 08 9378 4484
Or email:

New Year’s Eve Celebration – City of Rockingham

Monday, 31 December, 5pm to Midnight

Churchill Park, Rockingham Beach Road, Rockingham


As part of the City’s Summer Series of free, family-friendly, smoke-free and alcohol-free events, join LIVE WIRE, Hit Factory, Abbasalutely and local talent to bring in the New Year with family and friends at the City of Rockingham’s New Year’s Eve Celebration held at Churchill Park.

Featuring spectacular fireworks displays at 9pm and midnight, as well as live music, entertainment for all ages, food vendors and free children’s activities from 5pm – 9pm.

Additional parking for the event will be available at the Village Green and Dixon Road Reserve.

Route 555 travelling between Rockingham Train Station and Rockingham Beach will be operating on an 8 minute frequency between 4pm – 6pm and will be extended to 1am, operating on a 15 minute frequency from 9pm, to get you to and from the event. Park at Dixon Road Reserve and catch the 555 bus at the Goddard Street bus stop.

Thank you to all our sponsors: Lotterywest, Media Engine, Rockingham Hyundai, Weekend Courier – Rockingham, Rockingham Mazda and Total Kooling Solutions “The Air Conditioning Specialists”.

For more information on the event, please contact the City on 9528 0333 or email

Spanish Club NYE Fiesta

Monday, 31 December, 7.30pm to Midnight

The Spanish Club, Barker Court, North Lake

The Spanish club NYE fiesta a great family event !
Don’t miss great live music by IMPERIO LATIN SOuND and Dj to dance the night away and welcome the new year! Champagne for a midnight toast and party hats streamers and party favours given on entry. Grapes given for a traditional Spanish countdown which is for good prosperity for New Year.

Tickets at the door: Adults $30, kids 11 years and under free.

About Holly Clark

Holly Clark is currently a stay at home mum of one, a self-confessed coffee addict and a baker of sweet treats. She studied Professional Writing and Editing, and occasionally writes on her recipe blog, Lucky Star's Kitchen

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