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New Year’s Celebrations on the Spencer Gulf

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People all over the world are getting ready to welcome in the new year, here in the Spencer Gulf celebrations are happening on the Yorke Peninsula and in Port Pirie.

Below is a list of festivities:


Wallaroo’s ‘New Year’s Eve Celebration’ will take place at the Wallaroo Foreshore, (near the Wallaroo Jetty) from 6pm.

There will be sideshows and amusements, along with a variety of food stalls and entertainment.

A fireworks display will kick off at 9.30pm and Midnight!

A free courtesy bus will be available to transport you to and from the event site, from the nearby car parks & other bus stops along Jetty Rd, Emu St, Bagot St (near the Anglers Inn), Irwin St & Owen Tce (for those parking at the Foodland Car Park).


Port Pirie are hosting a Seaside celebration from 7pm on the Solomontown Foreshore.

The foreshore is set to come alive with food, fun and fireworks. Two firework displays will light up the skies at both 9.30pm and midnight!

Live music will be performed throughout the night by Adelaide band Bliss, local band Push and acoustic performer Sarah Straschko.

Port Pirie Regional Council have said, “For the first time, there will be two pop-up bars at the event. BYO Drinks, strictly no glass permitted. This is an alcohol go-easy event.”

The following closures are in place:

For safety reasons, vessels and persons other than those participating in the event are prohibited from entering the Pirie River for 400 metres both east and west of the John Pirie Bridge between 9.00pm-10.00pm Tuesday 31 December and again from 11.30pm-12.30am Wednesday 1 January.

Other closures/restrictions include:

  • Main Road, Port Pirie will be closed between Three Chain Road and SD Caputos from 5.00pm Tuesday 31 December until 1.00am Wednesday 1 January.
  • John Pirie Bridge will be CLOSED from 8.00am Tuesday 31 December until 2.00am Wednesday 1 January.
  • NO boats may launch or retrieve at the Solomontown Boat Ramp from 12.00pm Tuesday 31 December until 2.00am Wednesday 1 January.
  • NO boats can be launched or in the water (excluding long term moored boats) within 400 metres of the John Pirie Bridge between 8.45pm-10.15pm and 11.15pm- 12.45am.

These restrictions have been implemented for safety reasons due to the fireworks being launched from the John Pirie Bridge at 9.30pm and midnight.

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