New Year's Eve

As we get closer to the end of the year, residents and visitors are looking forward to celebrating New Year’s Eve here on the Mornington Peninsula. Like previous years, we will work in collaboration with Victoria Police to ensure residents and visitors on the southern Peninsula have a safe New Year’s Eve.
We want everyone to enjoy the last day of 2022. Safety is everyone’s responsibility. To help keep our community safe, the following changes will apply:

  • No planned events and no fireworks on foreshore reserves
  • Alcohol ban applies in public spaces from 30 December to 11.59pm, 1 January
  • A person must not possess or discharge fireworks; fines will apply
  • Flares to be discharged in an emergency only
  • Rye pier foreshore car parks closed from 4pm, 31 December to 2am, 1 January.

Complimentary shuttle bus

A one-way shuttle service will depart Portsea from 10pm and Sorrento from 2am on New Year’s Eve, dropping patrons off along Point Nepean Road to Dromana until 4am, 1 January at the following bus stops:
Stop # 1 Blairgowrie shops
Stop # 2 Rye Pier
Stop # 3 Truemans Rd (Tootgarook)
Stop # 4 Rosebud Plaza
Stop # 5 Jetty Rd (Rosebud)
Stop # 6 Dromana Pier
Stop # 7 Kangerong Ave (Dromana).
Pets and fireworks

With extra noise and activity as the new year ticks over, sometimes pets can get scared and run away. Last year we rescued 20 dogs that had been frightened by fireworks and escaped. We have rostered on extra rangers to help distressed pets and families on New Year’s Eve. If your pet gets lost, please call 1300 850 600.

Reporting issues

To report any issues impacting the community on New Year's Eve, please phone Mornington Peninsula Shire Customer Service on 1300 850 600. Illegal and antisocial behaviour should be reported to the police. In an emergency, call 000.