Yarra Park Life: New Year's Eve at Edinburgh Gardens

Monday 31 December 2018 - Tuesday 01 January 2019

To help you bring in 2019, Yarra City Council is proud to present Yarra Park Life! With a free outdoor cinema, the Yarra Dog Show, a fantastic view of the fireworks, and plenty of food trucks, there is sure to be something for everyone.

Yarra Park Life is a low-key, free, fun, child and dog-friendly celebration at the Edinburgh Gardens on Monday 31 December.

What's on?

  • 2pm: Yarra Dog Show and Awards. Free entry and fantastic doggy friendly prizes and awards are up for grabs, so if your pooch likes to dress up, be sure to register them on the day! See more below.
  • 7.30pm: Ferdinand screening. Enjoy this animated family favourite about a peace-loving bull who escapes from a bull-fighting training camp. 108 minutes.
  • 9.30pm: City fireworks
  • 9.55pm: Tully screening. Charlize Theron stars in this critically acclaimed 2018 comedy-drama about the friendship between a mother-of-three and her nanny. 96 minutes.
  • Midnight: City fireworks

Yarra dog show and awards

Dog in a shark costume

This is your favourite four-legged friend's chance to shine!  Great doggy prizes and awards are up for grabs. The dog show is at the Alfred Crescent Pavilion and off-leash area from 2pm to 4pm. Registrations open on the day from 1pm.


  • Best Trickster 
  • Revered Rescue Dog
  • Quiet Achiever
  • Golden Boy or Girl (Best Older Dog)
  • Best Cute-Ugly Doggo
  • Cutest Little Pupper
  • Best Inner-City Hipster

Tasty treats

If you're feeling peckish, there will be a range of food trucks selling something to satisfy you - including plenty of vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and doggy-friendly treats. You're also welcome to pack your own picnic (please leave glass and alcohol at home).

A family-friendly New Year's Eve


We’re encouraging safe and family-friendly celebrations in our parks and gardens this New Year’s Eve. All Yarra’s parks and gardens will be open to the public, but there will be zero tolerance for anti-social behaviour.

Alcohol is not permitted in public spaces in Yarra - including streets and parks - from 9pm on Sunday 30 December 2018 until 9am Tuesday 1 January 2019.

Other things to remember when visiting our parks over New Year’s:

  • Amplified music is not permitted
  • Leave glass at home
  • Clean up after yourself (and your dogs) and use the bins provided
  • Respect residents who live near the park.

There will be extra bins, toilets, lighting, security and clean-up crews in popular parks in Yarra to ensure a safe and relaxed environment to welcome in the new year.


Edinburgh Gardens

Fitzroy North

Date and time:
12pm midday - Midnight
Monday 31 December 2018 - Tuesday 01 January 2019

Edinburgh Gardens, Fitzroy North