Bondi: Pictures show Sydney on New Year’s Eve and Day 2024

Aussies put their best foot forward as they rang in the new year across the country.

Thousands of Sydneysiders stepped out in style on Sunday filling pubs, clubs and streets across the city.

More than 225,000 people crowded into 49 vantage points across the city to watch the iconic midnight firework display.

More than 8.5 tonnes of fireworks were set off, as well as 80,000 pyrotechnic effects.

For some, it was a 17-hour wait after queuing from the early hours of the morning to score a good spot.

But as soon as the new year hit, it was all worth it with cheers heard across the city.

Police said the public were largely “well-behaved” throughout the festivities with just 19 arrests made throughout the evening, including assault and drug offences.

No arrests have been made yet into an alleged stabbing that left three men wounded in Woolloomooloo just after midnight on Monday.

As people make their way home or continue their celebrations into New Year’s Day, police will continue to maintain a highly visible presence across the state to ensure everyone remains safe.”

The New Years celebrations featured two firework shows on Sunday night, the eight-minute “family fireworks” at 9pm and a 12-minute display at midnight.

Crowds were urged to get into their viewing position by sunset to ensure they were able to get a spot in time for the show.

Sydney was overcast and cool, hitting a low of 19C on Sunday night although spare for a few passing showers, the rain mostly stayed away.

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