New Year's Eve

Mornington Peninsula Shire will again take a ‘No Entertainment-No Nonsense’ approach to New Year’s Eve on the southern Peninsula, working in collaboration with Victoria Police to reduce the negative impacts of celebrations.

The approach has assisted in providing a safe destination for residents and holiday makers since its introduction more than 16 years ago.

The tactic provides increased security, first aid assistance, lighting, additional transport and services throughout the Nepean Ward towns of Rye, Blairgowrie, Sorrento and Portsea.

The aim is to make the Peninsula a safe place for people to enjoy the New Year period. There will be:

  • No public entertainment
  • No public fireworks
  • Alcohol bans in public places, and
  • Closure of the Rye pier and surrounding car parks from 4pm on 31 December.

A free bus service will operate from Portsea at 10pm and travel to Safety Beach, stopping at designated Route 788 bus stops on Point Nepean Road through to Kangerong Avenue.

Have a Safe New Year
For more information, please phone 1300 850 600.