Your guide to New Year's Eve in the Illawarra


Wollongong Harbour: Family-friendly alcohol-free event with live performance, rides and food stalls from 7pm. Fireworks at 9.30pm.

North Gong Hotel: Several bars and stages extended into the car park, with acts including Ruby Rose, Oaks & Lennox, Tigerlilly and Wolfpack.

Hotel Illawarra: Hollywood theme  with a red carpet, cameras, Hollywood stars and paparazzi. Featuring RNB Superclub DJs Def Rok and MC Jayson. Tickets start at $20.

Towradgi Beach Hotel: DJs from 4pm in the extended beer garden. Free entry, open until 3am.

Beaches Hotel, Thirroul: Women in Rock show featuring the music of Blondie, Stevie Nicks, Pink and Cyndi Lauper. Tickets $20.


The Shellharbour Club: Fireworks at 9pm and midnight. DJs and live bands from 6pm. 

Free New Year’s bus will be available from midnight. Call 42967155 for ticket info.


Black Beach: Fireworks at 9pm.

The Sebel Harbourside: 9pm fireworks from the Blue Diamond Bar, followed by musicians Luke Koteras and Lionel Cole playing from 9.30pm until late.


Ulladulla Harbourside Festival: Family-friendly rides, amusements and carnival food from 6pm. Fireworks at Ulladulla harbour 9pm.

Berry Showground: From 5pm: Kids’ games, hot rod display, food and market stalls and a NSW Fire Brigade display. Bring a picnic rug for fireworks at 9pm. 

Adults $5, children $2, family $10.


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