Help us bring in 2018 at the Nowingi Place

Published on 18 December 2017

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WHETHER it’s live music, entertainment for the kids or two spectacular fireworks displays, Council’s official New Year’s Eve celebrations will once again offer a way for residents of all ages to bring in 2018.

This free community event at the Nowingi Place is the largest and most popular way to bring in the New Year in our region and will kick off from 7pm on Saturday, 31 December, featuring a packed program of entertainment.

If it’s live music you’re after, you’ll be able to sit back and enjoy local acts Jett Charman, Jason Wall and MatLoc.

Our younger residents meanwhile will be enthralled by hit entertainers Trolls and Kung Fu Panda, who will perform live on stage.

INXSIVE, described as ‘an absolute must-see for all INXS fans’, will also take the stage, playing the infectious blend of dance and rock music that saw INXS conquer Australian and international charts in the 80s and 90s.

This will take the event right up to midnight, when the second of two spectacular fireworks displays will take place to bring in the new year. 

The first fireworks display will take place at 9.25pm.

Mildura Deputy Mayor Ali Cupper encouraged Sunraysia residents to join her and the thousands of people who regularly brought in the new year with Council’s official celebrations.

“Our annual New Year’s Eve celebrations are much more than simply a way to celebrate the year we’ve had and look to the year ahead – they’re a way for us to come together as a community,” Cr Cupper said.

“It’s certainly one of our best community events of the year where we see people of all ages, all backgrounds, and increasingly, people of all nationalities come together in a very festive way to enjoy time together.

“And the great thing about this event is that you can enjoy it any way you wish. You can bring a chair, or bring a picnic rug. You can bring your own nibbles, or take advantage of the numerous food and drink stalls that will be open on the night and help us countdown to 2018.”

As part of the family-friendly nature of the event, there will also be jumping castles and face-painting for the kids. The event is also smoke, alcohol and glass-free.

For more information, including the schedule for the night, visit Council’s website at and go to our Calendar of Events.


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