New Year’s Eve 2021 will be Canberra’s first major event following this year’s ACT’s COVID-19 lockdown, and will be an important occasion for the city as it emerges from a challenging year.
Canberrans will be invited to celebrate by enjoying a family and community evening picnicking along the shores of Lake Burley Griffin from 6pm and bringing in the New Year with fireworks displays at 9pm and midnight.

One of Events ACT’s key objectives as we emerge from the pandemic is to stimulate economic activity in the city through encouraging industry involvement in Events ACT events.

We are inviting the local hospitality industry and businesses to be part of this year’s New Year’s Eve celebrations by developing promotional activities, activations, pop up events and special packages targeting event attendees, both Canberra residents and interstate visitors, who wish to picnic at the lake prior to viewing the fireworks, or dine or stay overnight in the city.
We ask that participating businesses register their activities/offers with us so they can be promoted through the NYE Marketing Campaign and appear on the Events ACT website and on our social channels.

Please read the New Year's Eve Industry Engagement Information Pack prior to submitting your registration. Please note that registrations close on 2 December 2021.

If you have any questions or require assistance with your registration, please refer to the FAQs in the Industry Engagement Information Pack. If you have further questions, please contact Events ACT.