New Year’s Eve 2017: Sydney harbour celebrates in style

  • Australia has welcomed 2018 in style with mutli-million dollar fireworks displays
  • Sydney led the way with an enormous fireworks display showering the harbour
  • The show ended with a rainbow river flowing from the Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • Melbourne also saw in the New Year in style with its biggest ever fireworks show

By Josh Hanrahan For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 08:05 EST, 31 December 2017 | Updated: 08:06 EST, 31 December 2017

Australia has welcomed in 2018 in style, with millions of dollars of fireworks bursting into the night sky on the stroke of midnight.

In Sydney celebrations centred around the harbour where millions had gathered on land and water to see in the New Year with a bang.

Fireworks of all colours flew from the Sydney Harbour Bridge before finishing with a flowing rainbow river, a tribute to Australia's historic same sex marriage vote.

Australia has welcomed in 2018 in style, with millions of dollars of fireworks bursting into the night sky on the stroke of midnight

Australia has welcomed in 2018 in style, with millions of dollars of fireworks bursting into the night sky on the stroke of midnight

In Sydney celebrations centred around the harbour where millions had gathered on land and water to see in the New Year with a bangIn Sydney celebrations centred around the harbour where millions had gathered on land and water to see in the New Year with a bang

In Sydney celebrations centred around the harbour where millions had gathered on land and water to see in the New Year with a bang

Many of the top vantage points around Sydney harbour are already full of excited partygoersMany of the top vantage points around Sydney harbour are already full of excited partygoers

Many of the top vantage points around Sydney harbour are already full of excited partygoers

Melbourne, which boasted about having more fireworks than Sydney this year, also partied in the New Year with a flurry of fireworks exploding from its skyscrapers.

An estimated 1.5 billion people watched the east coast cities celebrate the start of a new calendar year, with Australia one of the first places in the world to do so.

Hobart and Canberra were the other east coast cities to see in 2018, with Brisbane an hour behind.

While it was largely been a day of celebration, the New Year's fireworks came hours after a horror plane crash north of Sydney which claimed the lives of six people.

While it was largely been a day of celebration, the New Year's fireworks came hours after a horror plane crash north of Sydney which claimed the lives of six peopleWhile it was largely been a day of celebration, the New Year's fireworks came hours after a horror plane crash north of Sydney which claimed the lives of six people

While it was largely been a day of celebration, the New Year's fireworks came hours after a horror plane crash north of Sydney which claimed the lives of six people

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