More than one million people clung to vantage points on Sydney Harbour to watch Australia’s largest New Year’s Eve fireworks.
Another 2,000 boats filled the harbour to get a water view of the spectacular.
The fireworks display over the harbour paid homage to Prince and David Bowie, and were set to a music medley inspired by the late singers.
A crew of 50 had worked on site since December 18 to prepare for the event.
The total cost of the New Year’s Eve celebrations this year is an estimated $7.2 million, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.
This includes fireworks and infrastructure at vantage points managed by the City of Sydney, the Lord Mayor’s Picnic for children with special needs and their families and carers and multilingual event guides to assist those that attend.
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