Thousands of revellers flooded the streets after a night of celebrating the New Year in Sydney.
More than a million people gathered around Sydney Harbour to ring in the new year and watch the spectacular fireworks display.
Party-goers were in high spirits on Tuesday night, with many people seen dancing in the streets once it struck midnight.
Glamorous women in sparkly dresses ditched their shoes as they ventured home.
Some couples were seen sharing passionate kisses, while others were reduced to tears as they awaited their taxis.
Revellers flooded the streets in Sydney after a night of celebration. Two women are seen discussing their night as they wait on the footpath
A couple are seen sharing an intimate kiss in the street after the fireworks went off over Sydney Harbour at midnight
Two women are seen in the street after ringing in 2020 in style. One woman chose to ditch her shoes, walking barefoot late in the night
Sydney’s traffic was chaos after the fireworks went off and getting a ride home from the city was painful. A woman can be seen sitting with her head in her hands as she awaits her ride, while a man makes a phone call
A group of glammed-up women end their night eating McDonald’s in the street. A woman in a peach dress was sick of wearing her shoes and opted to go barefoot for the rest of her meal
It was all too much one blonde reveller who yawned as she and her friends walked through the busy crowds.
The glamorous woman was in high spirits as she walked home. She looked stunning in her pink frilly dress which she paired with wedge shoes and and a brown bag.
One group of young women chose to dance in the street rather than join a long queue for a nearby bar.
A couple were seen getting intimate in the street, the woman used an esky to b able to stare longingly into her partner’s eyes
A group of women in summery dresses wait on a corner for their ride home to arrive. A couple use an esky as a seat as they wait
Pictures show party-goers continuing to celebrate hours after a stunning spectacle of light illuminated the city’s sky
It was all too much for this blonde reveller who yawned as she and her friends walked through the busy crowds
The glamorous woman was in high spirits as she walked home. She looked stunning in her pink frilly dress which she paired with wedge shoes and and a brown bag
A group of young women celebrate 2020 in the streets of Sydney, where millions of people rang in the New Year
Enjoying the warmer weather: One woman looked like she was enjoying the evening in a strapless dress
Other party-goers celebrating the new year kicked-off the year with a kiss. A blonde woman kisses a man during the festivities
Two women embrace during New Year’s Eve festivities in Sydney Harbour on December 31
Who needs a club? This group of young woman opted to dance in the street – rather than join the long queue to enter a bar
One woman let loose and she danced with her friend on the streets of Sydney
A woman in a yellow top and a burnt orange skirt and white sneakers joined the dance party outside the venue
A couple play fight in the street surrounded by discarded McDonald’s packets
A woman in a yellow top and a burnt orange skirt joined the dance party outside the venue.
Other party-goers celebrating the new year kicked-off the year with a kiss.
One couple can be seen in an intimate embrace during the New Year’s Eve festivities.
A man and a woman can be seen hugging at the New Year’s Eve festivities. He holds a purple bag and wears a blue jacket
But the year didn’t start on a high for everyone.
One woman in a pink jacket and a bored expression is pictured sitting on top of a suitcase while holding two backpacks.
A man is manhandled by police after an altercation outside a venue.
One woman in a pink jacket and a bored expression is pictured sitting on top of a suitcase while holding two backpacks
As the clock struck midnight, the 12-minute-long display kicked off, creating a stunning spectacle of light which took 15 months to plan.
It came as more than 130 fires were still ablaze across NSW, with five at an emergency level.
But some Australians have criticised the extravagant display, saying it was ‘inappropriate’ given the devastation faced by hundreds of families who have lost their homes to bushfires.
As the clock struck midnight, the 12-minute-long display kicked off, creating a stunning spectacle of light which took 15 months to plan
Fireworks explode from the Sydney Opera House as crowds of revellers gather around to watch the display
One wrote on Twitter: ‘My parents are without power, their town is cut off, and the southerly is blowing another fire towards them. A fireworks show feels like a huge slap in the face.’
Another added: ‘Members of my family are spending tonight huddled together on a boat ramp waiting while bushfires bear down, and our PM is throwing a party.’
Despite the controversy, the midnight display went ahead much to the delight of the thousands of people who camped out all day to see the show.
Sydney locals and tourists alike queued for hours on New Year’s Eve to secure prime viewing positions for the harbour fireworks, with more than one million people descending on the city to ring in 2020.