30 June – 2 July 2023


Firelight Festival takes over Docklands every night from Friday 30 June to Sunday 2 July 2023. The free three-day winter festival celebrates community, food, music, fire and light.

Firelight Festival Attendees

Plan your visit

Melbourne’s epic winter festival is back! From fire sculptures and flame jets to fire twirlers, every moment of Firelight Festival is a celebration of fire and light.

Feast on Melbourne’s best wintery pop-up food and drink offerings and experience a packed program of live performances across sites at NewQuay Promenade, Victoria Promenade, Harbour Esplanade, Buluk Park and Docklands Central Park.

Heading to Firelight Festival? Plan your trip to the city ahead of time.

During the festival there will be some planned tram, train and road works, and City of Melbourne is working closely with transport authorities Yarra Trams, Metro Trains and Victoria’s Big Build to ensure your journey is as smooth as possible – with extra transport options available to Docklands.  

We encourage festival-goers to plan ahead via ptv.vic.gov.au. 

More In Docklands

Adorned with art sculptures and apartment buildings, Docklands is a contemporary waterfront dining, retail and entertainment hub.

Wander through the pedestrian plazas to admire public murals and light displays. Head to The District Docklands to browse high-end fashion, jewellery and lifestyle pieces in an open-air shopping mall.

Soak up the waterfront views, grab a drink on your way to a concert or sporting event at Marvel Stadium, or strap on the skates for a spin around the rink at O’Brien Icehouse.

Don’t forget to check out these hidden bars, epic attractions and amazing art galleries while you’re in the area. There’s also an incredible selection of food and drink options to explore. From micro-breweries to dog-friendly cafes, there’s something for every taste.

Why not travel to Docklands by water? Melbourne River Cruises will be running during the festival, with vessels running between Southgate and Docklands. Find out more information here.