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 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, 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, and there will be:

  • no public entertainment
  • no public fireworks and
  • alcohol bans in public places
  • Rye pier carpark closure from 4pm on 31 December.

A free, one-way bus service will operate from Portsea at 10.30pm and travel to Safety Beach stopping at all designated bus stops on Point Nepean Road.

Have a Safe New Year
For more information phone 1300 850 600 or download our New Year's Eve poster(PDF, 44KB)