A safe New Year’s Eve for all


Mornington Peninsula Shire will work in collaboration with Victoria Police to ensure residents and visitors on the southern Peninsula have a safe New Year’s Eve.

On New Year’s Eve there will be increased police and emergency services, security, lighting, additional transport and closures of some public spaces in Rye, Blairgowrie, Sorrento and Portsea. First aid will be present on Rye foreshore.

We want the Peninsula to be a safe place for people to enjoy the last day of 2020. The following restrictions will apply:

  • No planned events and no fireworks on foreshore reserves
  • Alcohol ban applies in public spaces from 30 December to 11.59pm, 1 January
  • A person must not possess or discharge fireworks; fines will apply
  • Flares to be discharged in an emergency only
  • Rye pier foreshore car parks closed from 4pm, 31 December to 2am, 1 January
  • Rye pier closed from 6pm, 31 December to 2am, 1 January
  • Rye foreshore playground closed from 8pm, 31 December to 2am, 1 January.

A complimentary one-way shuttle bus service will run on New Year’s Eve from Portsea Hotel to Kangerong Avenue, Dromana from 10pm until 4am, 1 January. The one-way bus service will pick up patrons from Portsea Hotel (until 2am) and Sorrento before continuing as a drop-off service only along Point Nepean road stopping at the following bus stops:

Stop # 1 Blairgowrie shops

Stop # 2 Rye Pier

Stop # 3 Truemans Rd (Tootgarook)

Stop # 4 Rosebud Plaza

Stop # 5 Jetty Rd (Rosebud)

Stop # 6 Dromana Pier

Stop # 7 Kangerong Ave (Dromana).

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