Once upon a time, New Year's Day (the Octave Day of the Nativity) was a holy day of obligation, and often celebrated with a midnight mass. Alas, no longer in this country, where the bishop's have decreed that there shall be only two holy days of obligation other than Sundays!
Still, we should strive to do more than the minimum, so here are the masses I know about:
Adelaide – Mass on New Year’s Day at 6.30pm
Brisbane - December 31: 8.00 PM at OLV, Bowen Hills - Mass, Adoration Of The Blessed Sacrament. Midnight Mass followed by Adoration till the morning Mass. Thursday Jan 1, 2009: Octave Day Of The Nativity. 8.00 Am Exposition And Adoration Of The Blessed Sacrament.
Canberra – Mass 9am
Melbourne - Masses will be at 11.00am (Low) and 6.00pm (Solemn).
Perth: New Year's Day Masses:8.00 am, 10.30 am and 6.30 pm.
Sydney (Lewisham) - Octave Day of Christmas, 1st January 2009 - 10:30am Solemn Mass; NO 7:00pm Mass
Please let me know of any corrections or additions!