Crowds expected to be at pre-pandemic numbers are jostling for front row spots in Sydney’s CBD and harbour to celebrate the city’s first New Year’s Eve fireworks display uninterrupted by restrictions.
It will be Sydney’s biggest New Year’s Eve turnout since before the pandemic
Fireworks will highlight Indigenous art and rainbow colours ahead of World Pride and the Voice to Parliament.
- Around half-a-billion people around the world are expected to watch the broadcast of Sydney’s events
Despite a few rain showers, spectators took position at harbour viewing spots early this morning, including the Sydney Opera House where excited individuals ran to grab prime locations after queuing up.
More than a million spectators are expected to flock to the city alone, with many of the ticketed vantage points already sold out — after years of COVID-imposed restrictions dampened celebrations.
About half-a-billion people around the world are expected to watch the broadcast of events in Sydney, as one of the first major cities in the world to ring in 2023.
Major events commander, NSW Police superintendent Anthony Bell, said police were out in force across Sydney, concentrating their efforts on Sydney Harbour and its foreshore.
“It’s our biggest…