Hot tip: With numbers limited at all CBD venues, you will need to book ahead if you want to make the most of NYE! To help you lock it in, here’s six fun ways to say good riddance to 2020:

The tropical pool party

The most chilled way to welcome the new year? Spending a balmy evening sipping champagne by the Adrift Pool Bar at Novotel Northbeach. You’ll be well and truly spoiled with DJs, ocean views, palm trees, dancing, canapés and 5hr drinks package.

Tickets = $179. Book:

Big beats

Beats? DJs? Mr Crown is on it.

Wollongong Nightlife group have brought together the best of house & techno, RNB and karaoke in one crazy collaboration called NYE 2020 DOWNTOWN.

Tickets = $49. Book:

A 7-course feast

NYE will be a feast for the senses at Steamers Bar & Grill on Wollongong Harbour. You’ll be treated to live music, the best view of the Harbour lights show, sunset over the ocean plus a seven course a la carte menu.

Tickets = $165. Book:

Births + Deaths Bar

Cocktails with the maestros

Ring in the new year in the stylishly intimate surroundings of Births & Deaths bar. Your ticket gets you guaranteed seating, five hand-crafted cocktails, house charcuterie, and a glass of sparkling at the stroke of 2021. Only 55 seats available!

Tickets = $100. Book:

Tipsy Tapas NYE style

Moominn Bar have opened up two NYE sessions of their beloved Tipsy Tapas. In quirkily cosy surroundings, you’ll receive 5-7 tapas dishes, and unlimited Berry Margarita, Bubbles and Beer on tap over a 2 hour session. This one will absolutely sell-out so think quick! There are two sessions to choose from: 4-6pm, and 6:30-8:30pm.

Tickets = $62. Book:

Moominn Bar’s eclectic interior

6. Discounts for first responders

The Illawarra Hotel is blessed with one of the best outdoor party arenas in the region. With the year we’ve just had, The Illawarra team say that it’s an absolute no-brainer that they bring our local heros to the front of the line to wave goodbye to 2020! So, Fire, Medical, Police, Defence & anyone else on the front lines keeping us safe can score first option on VIP tickets, First option on limited NYE VIP ‘Stancefloor’ tickets, 50% off their ticket price with a plus one, and a free local drink on arrival.

Tickets: $50 (or 50% off for first responders). Book: