You can enjoy free fireworks displays across the Sunshine Coast this New Year’s Eve.
Council is again hosting the Mooloolaba NYE event and there will also be fun-filled community-organised programs at Caloundra and Coolum, also supported by Council.
Sunshine Coast NYE Fireworks Displays
- Caloundra 9.30pm, Kings Beach
- Mooloolaba 8.30pm and Midnight, Mooloolaba Esplanade
- Coolum 8.30pm, Coolum Beach near Tickle Park
Sunshine Coast Council Mayor Mark Jamieson said Council’s focus for the Mooloolaba New Year’s Eve event was on fun and safety.
“Council has been actively working with Queensland Police Service (QPS) to deliver a festive event where everyone gets home safely, having had an enjoyable evening,” Mayor Jamieson said.
“We understand that families and teens want different entertainment and different music, so we will have two areas spread at either end of Mooloolaba Esplanade, one for families and one for youth.
“In response to feedback from the previous year, we’re removing any temptation to bring in alcohol by having a fenced and security patrolled event zone.
“QPS supports this move, which will make it much easier to refuse entry to anyone wanting to do the wrong thing.
“After their successful inclusion at last year’s event, we’ve engaged Red Frogs, who do a wonderful job of keeping youth events moving in the right direction and have a positive peer presence.”
Event information, including entertainment, transport info and more can be found on council’s website.
However, for the latest information on the night, make sure you turn to our updates posted to @sunshinecoastcouncil on Facebook.
At a glance, NYE Caloundra:
The Caloundra celebrations kick off from 4pm with live music at the Kings Beach Amphitheatre, a free children’s film and fireworks at 9.30pm.
Kings Beach Amphitheatre Program
Hosted by Lyndon from 92.7 MIX FM
4.05pm – Duende
5.15pm – Carl Wockner
6.25pm – Buttermello
7.45pm – The Super Mario Bros. Movie (PG)
Note: Times are approximate and subject to change.
The 2023 Caloundra NYE Celebrations are presented by Creative Events Incorporated and is supported by Sunshine Coast Regional Council, Uncover Caloundra, Strand Cinema Caloundra, 92.7 MIX FM, Kings Beach Surf Club and KAG Electrical.
- Drug, alcohol and glass free event
To reduce traffic and parking issues, Council has engaged a number of options to ensure people can get to and from the event safely.
Public parking is available at Transit Centre or Ormuz multi-level car parks, prepare for a short walk. Expect some delays as the event becomes well attended, and after the event.
Limited parking is available in surrounding streets and we ask that you do not block resident driveways (fines will apply). We highly recommend considering alternative methods of transportation such as walking, riding, or ridesharing to minimize congestion and to ensure a hassle-free experience.
There will be a range of food stalls available at the event along with plenty of local foodies nearby – see our run down on the delicious local foodies.
A number of temporary road closures have been approved by Council and Queensland Police which will be in place from 3pm – 11pm, including:
De Vene Avenue between Ormonde Terrace and Burgess Street Kings Beach.
Ormonde Terrace between Edmund Street and the Esplanade Kings Beach
The Esplanade between De Vene Avenue and Princes Lane, Kings Beach.
For a full list of road and car park closures visit https://events.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/event/21792935-a/caloundra-nye-celebrations-2023
Car Park Closures
A number of temporary car park closures have been approved by Council and Queensland Police and will be in place from 3am – 11pm, including:
Car park area between Ormonde Lane and the Esplanade Headland Kings Beach. (closest to the water fountain)
Car park area at the end of Edmund Street near intersection with Arthur Street, Kings Beach.
Car park area between Burgess Street and De Vene Avene, Kings Beach.
There will be fireworks at the New Year’s Eve event, so please make sure your pet is safe and secure. It’s best to ensure your furry friends are safe at home.