NYE fireworks to support communities battling drought and bushfire

Date published: 31 December 2019

Locals and tourists attending Townsville City Council’s New Year’s Eve Beach Party tonight are being encouraged to dig deep in support of communities across Australia battling bushfires and drought.

Acting Mayor Les Walker said the beach party, to be held across three locations, would include donation points for locals to help support other communities doing it tough.

Cr Walker said the decision to collect donations at the events came after careful consideration of feedback from locals.

“In light of the devastating fire events across the nation, Council considered its position on hosting events and providing fireworks for New Year’s Eve,” Cr Walker said.

“Townsville has itself experienced disaster this year, with some people still recovering, but it was thought that the social benefit of bringing everyone together in this way is important to mark the start of a new chapter in 2020.”

Cr Walker said while there was still a way to go in Townsville’s recovery, if anyone knew how important recovery support was following a natural disaster was it was the Townsville community.

“While some people are still trying to get back on their feet, it is still important for others to take the time to support our neighbouring communities who have been impacted by the horrific bushfire season and ongoing drought,” he said.

The New Year’s Eve Beach Party events are free to attend with plenty of activities to keep the whole family entertained.

Event details


  • Event starts at 7pm and includes food trucks and fireworks at 9pm

Strand Park

  • Movie starts at 7pm.
  • Beach Party includes food trucks and runs from the 9pm fireworks until the midnight fireworks.

Nelly Bay

  • Fireworks at midnight.