Australia has rung in the new year with spectacular fireworks displays across the country.
Australia has rung in the New Year with spectacular fireworks displays across the country.
Crowds packed the best vantage spots for some of our best pyrotechnic displays yet.
The sky exploded in a kaleidoscope of colour over Sydney Harbour ushering in 2014 with 12 minutes of red, gold, blue and green.
Wow! More than 1.
5 million people lined the foreshore.
The display launched from seven barges as well as the Opera House, for the first time in more than a decade.
In Melbourne, more than 500,000 revellers packed the city centre as 7.
5 tonnes of fireworks launched from 22 locations.
Brisbane breathed a sigh of relief as rain stayed away before the city's largest ever fireworks spectacular.
Closer to the date line, later.
Perth had sold out music events.
Closer to the date line, New Zealand was one of the first places to farewell 2013, Auckland's Sky Tower, the centrepiece.
Before Asia's biggest cities tried to outdo each other.
Tokyo had a quiet start with monks ringing bells before Hong Kong, Beijing and Taipei went off with a bang, drawing huge crowds for technicolour shows.
London, Paris and New York will celebrate later today but the sparkling Aussie displays will be very hard to beat.