Sydney New Year’s Eve Fireworks is an annual multi-tiered event held every New Year’s Eve over Sydney Harbour, centering on the Harbour Bridge. Its main features are the two pyrotechnic displays, the 9pm Family Fireworks and the Midnight Fireworks, both of which are televised nationally by current broadcaster the Nine Network. Each year the event takes on a new theme and is regularly viewed by more than one million people at the harbour and one billion worldwide for the televised Midnight Fireworks. For the 2010-11 event, 1.5 million and 1.1 billion watched respectively.
Sydney New Year’s Eve Fireworks is widely recognised as one of the most spectacular shows in the world. Hundreds of thousands of Sydneysiders and visitors from around Australia and the World are watching it from the shores of the Sydney Harbour. The Sydney Harbour is dotted with hundreds of boats and hundreds of thousands of people have claimed front row seats along the foreshore from the night before in order to get the best vantage points for Sydney’s New Year’s Eve fireworks display.