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Australia welcomes 2023 in style as spectacular fireworks display on Sydney Harbour thrills millions of revellers who camped out overnight for the perfect vantage point – ahead of a long night

  • Australia welcomes 2023 in style as the night sky is lit up in state capitals around the country
  • Millions of Aussies flocked to harbours, foreshores, riverbanks and beaches to ring in the new year
  •  Revellers around the country were out in force to make up for time lost in the last three years
  • Crowds in Sydney hit around the million mark with many queuing up hours before to get a prime position

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Australia has farewelled 2022, a year many would rather forget for one with promise and hope as the Covid pandemic shadow is put in the country’s rear vision mirror.

Millions of Aussies flocked to harbours, foreshores, riverbanks and beaches to savour the multi-million-dollar firework displays.

Sydney‘s world-famous harbour and bridge was lit up in a spectacular display, while the skies over Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide featured spellbinding firework shows.

Revellers were out in force to make up for time lost in the last three years, as celebrations were dampened by the black summer bushfires in 2020 and the Covid pandemic the following two years.

Party-goers made their way into the nation’s CBDs in droves to ring in 2023 in style – with local and state government organisers putting on celebrations bigger and better than ever before.

Crowds in the nation’s focal point Sydney, hit around the million mark as thousands queued up well in advance earlier in the day to vie for a spot on the steps of the iconic Opera House.

Australia welcomed 2023 in style with spectacular fireworks display on Sydney Harbour enjoyed by around one million Sydneysiders

Australia welcomed 2023 in style with spectacular fireworks display on Sydney Harbour enjoyed by around one million Sydneysiders

Sydney’s world-famous harbour and bridge was lit up in a spectacular display, while the skies over Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide featured spellbinding firework shows 

Thousands queued up throughout the afternoon in an to attempt to get onto the Sydney Opera House steps in search of the best seat in the house. Hundreds of thousands of people pitched their tents and settled in

Thousands queued up throughout the afternoon in an to attempt to get onto the Sydney Opera House steps in search of the best seat in the house. Hundreds of thousands of people pitched their tents and settled in 

On the Gold Coast police and patrons were in a celebratory mood, as masses flocked to celebratory locations to ring in the new year

On the Gold Coast police and patrons were in a celebratory mood, as masses flocked to celebratory locations to ring in the new year

Crowds in the nation's focal point Sydney, hit around the million mark as people got together to celebrate the end of 2022

Crowds in the nation’s focal point Sydney, hit around the million mark as people got together to celebrate the end of 2022

Revellers arrived in droves all glammed up and ready to celebrate the end off 2022 and welcome the new year

Revellers arrived in droves all glammed up and ready to celebrate the end off 2022 and welcome the new year

Celebrations kicked off early and went long into the night as Australia said goodbye to 2022 and hello to 2023

Celebrations kicked off early and went long into the night as Australia said goodbye to 2022 and hello to 2023

In The Rocks crowds pushed through a gate with NSW Police and security almost powerless to do anything but let them through as people were being crushed

In The Rocks crowds pushed through a gate with NSW Police and security almost powerless to do anything but let them through as people were being crushed

The swelling masses of people overran security as they steamed through the barricade

The swelling masses of people overran security as they steamed through the barricade

The Harbour City saw an Indigenous smoking ceremony at 7.30pm kick things off before the family-friendly fireworks display dazzled the nation.

In New South Wales’ capital, 13,000 fireworks totaling $7million lit up the sky from the Opera House, Harbour Bridge and rooftops around the city.

In a nod to the upcoming World Pride festival taking place in Sydney in February, the progress pride flag colours were projected onto the Sydney Harbour Bridge at 11pm.

While in Melbourne’s CBD, crowds built up quickly with families and groups of friends flocking to parks for early fireworks, before an estimated 450,000 people continued on to see in the new year.

In what felt like Melbourne’s out of Covid party, revellers took advantage of life without masks with fireworks set off from a record 30 rooftops in celebrations worth around $4 million.

Perth put on a show from start to finish with it’s first ever family-friendly show kicking off at 9pm before their traditional Swan River spectacular at midnight.

Brisbane, Adelaide and Hobart celebrated with two fireworks displays, however, severe weather forced Darwin’s shows to be cancelled. 

On the Gold Coast, around 30 tonnes of fireworks brought vivid colours and patterns to the skyline’s at Coomera, Broadwater Parklands, Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach and Coolangatta.

Festivities in Western Australia’s central Kimberley region and Menindee in far west NSW had their dampened as they were faced with rising floodwaters.

Crowds swelled throughout in front of the Bolte Bridge to take in the breathtaking lightshow in what felt like Melbourne's out of Covid party

Crowds swelled throughout in front of the Bolte Bridge to take in the breathtaking lightshow in what felt like Melbourne’s out of Covid party

Masses of people turned out to watch the Melbourne midnight fireworks, gathering along the Princes Bridge

Masses of people turned out to watch the Melbourne midnight fireworks, gathering along the Princes Bridge

In Sydney's The Rocks celebrations kicked off with many party-goers dancing throughout the night, with high hopes for the new year

In Sydney’s The Rocks celebrations kicked off with many party-goers dancing throughout the night, with high hopes for the new year

The streets of The Rocks were jam packed with people clambering to get the best view of the fireworks

The streets of The Rocks were jam packed with people clambering to get the best view of the fireworks

In Melbourne a large fireworks displays were set off at 9.30pm before the feature leaving crowds in awe at midnight, with around half a million people making their way into the CBD

Patrons dressed to the nines arrived early to secure the best vantage spot before the fireworks began

Patrons dressed to the nines arrived early to secure the best vantage spot before the fireworks began

Life is too short not to have a good time: Stilt walkers join in on the celebrations at the Rocks in Sydney

Life is too short not to have a good time: Stilt walkers join in on the celebrations at the Rocks in Sydney

At Cali Nightclub on the Gold Coast partygoers arrived in droves to ring in 2023 in style

At Cali Nightclub on the Gold Coast partygoers arrived in droves to ring in 2023 in style

The Gold Coast also lit up with about 30 tonnes of fireworks at Coomera, Broadwater Parklands, Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach and Coolangatta

The Gold Coast also lit up with about 30 tonnes of fireworks at Coomera, Broadwater Parklands, Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach and Coolangatta

Source: Daily Mail UK

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