Mooloolaba ready to bring in 2016
  • Tuesday 29 December 2015
Musician Carl Wockner

With only three days remaining in 2015, Mooloolaba is getting ready to welcome in the New Year in style.

More than 45,000 locals and visitors are expected to enjoy the celebrations at The Esplanade Mooloolaba from 4pm to midnight on Thursday, December 31.

Deputy Mayor and Division 4 Councillor Chris Thompson, Queensland Police Inspector Mike Miley and popular local musician, Carl Wockner, were on The Esplanade today to officially launch the New Year’s Eve Mooloolaba event.

Cr Thompson was looking forward to the event and said Mooloolaba would be the perfect place to celebrate with family and friends.

“Council is pleased to put on this event for the community to come together in a safe environment, celebrate the end of 2015 and welcome in a new year,” Cr Thompson said.

“Delicious food will be available from local vendors, restaurants and cafes on The Esplanade.

“We’ve got a cool range of shows for the kids including the Minions Musical Experience, Marvel Green Go Show, and local musicians, plus carnival rides, face painting and the 8.30pm fireworks.

“And for those who like to celebrate late into the night, there will be DJ sets on the Beach Stage plus Carl Wockner, Busby Marou and The Potbelleez on the Main Stage.

“This year’s midnight fireworks will be a great way to finish off the night and welcome in 2016.”



Main Stage

Beach Stage 






Minions Musical Experience 


Sea FM live broadcast


Cassi Hilbers


Marvel Go Green show 


Shane Wallace


Sea FM NYE Club Cast


Agnes J Walker


DJ Romeo


Fireworks: will be released from a barge, meaning great viewing from most points on Mooloolaba Esplanade.  


Busby Marou


Tim Torque


Carl Wockner




The Potbelleez




Fireworks: will be released from a barge, meaning great viewing from most points on Mooloolaba Esplanade. 

*Program subject to change.


Council delivers this iconic event in a relaxed, safe, security patrolled and fenced event zone and in partnership with Queensland Police, SES, Queensland Fire and Rescue, Street Angels, Queensland Ambulance Services.

Council is committed to running safe and green events so there are a number of items not permitted in the event site. Patrons carrying any of these items may be refused entry. Intoxicated patrons may also be refused entry.

The following items are not permitted - please check this list carefully to avoid disappointment on the night:

  • glass
  • alcohol
  • illicit drugs
  • pets
  • disposable glow sticks (LED glow products accepted)
  • peddlers / promoters

If you live in Mooloolaba, Coolum or Caloundra chances are your pets will hear the fireworks this New Year's Eve. If you’re out enjoying the festivities consider having a friend or relative who lives in a quiet area care for your pet. If you’ll be home during the fireworks, try to keep your pet indoors in a fairly quiet area of the house.

Council gratefully acknowledges its supporters – Sea FM, Mix FM and Mooloolaba Surf Club.


Image: Maroochydore singer-songwriter Carl Wockner will be performing for the crowds at Mooloolaba at 10pm.