In a few hours, we will welcome the New Year! And if you’re planning to join the crowd this evening, we’ve got the details here.

Australia has one simple message to everyone in welcoming the New Year, SBS wrote. As thousands are expected to gather for the countdown, everyone should “stay safe.”

“Look after your mates, it’s important we can finish the night on a high and that can only be done if you protect your friends,” NSW Police Assistant Commissioner Mick Fuller said. SBS mentioned that there will be extra patrols and paramedics on site to ensure everyone’s safety.

In Sydney, reported that there will be major road closures and special event clearways. As such, revellers are advised to take the public transport. The city will have more than 4500 extra bus, train, ferry and light rail services to ease traffic. View Live Traffic updates here.

Sydney’s fireworks display location and schedule:

  • F1 Manly: 12:40 AM
  • F3 Parramatta River: 1:05 AM
  • F5 Neutral Bay: 12:55 AM
  • F6 Mosman Bay: 1:00 AM

Melbourne will have the “biggest and best ever” fireworks display where 10 tonnes of fireworks will be set off. However, temperatures are expected to rise to 40C in Victoria’s capital.

“We’ve got a combination of heat and unfortunately alcohol and they are a lethal mix,” Ambulance Victoria state health commander Paul Holman said.

Meanwhile, some parts of Victoria cancelled their fireworks display. SBS mentioned that a total fire ban has been issued due to an out of control bushfire in the state’s southwest part.

In Perth, Sydney Morning Herald reported that there’s a free outdoor event across the Northbridge Piazza and Perth Cultural Centre. As such, there will be road closures along William, James and Lake streets.

Perth’s fireworks display location and schedule:

  • Mandurah Foreshore: 7:00 PM
  • Crown Perth, Burswood: 11:59 PM
  • Thomson Bay, Rottnest Island: 9:00 PM
  • The Left Bank, East Fremantle: 11:59 PM
  • Val Street jetty, Rockingham: 11:59 PM
  • Claremont Showgrounds: 11:59 PM

Several night clubs in the area will also hold themed parties. Paramount will have a beach theme while The Library will go for a pirate island event. The Aviary will host a rooftop party, The George will put on a masquerade theme and The Boheme will welcome the New Year with an 80s-themed night.

For those planning to have a midnight sea breeze, Ocean Beach Hotel in Cottesloe, Matisse Beach Club in Scarborough, The Breakwater in Hillarys or Bather’s Beach Club in Fremantle are open. Perth Zoo, the Northbridge Piazza, Mandurah Foreshore and Kings Park Botanic Gardens will have free events for families!

How do you plan on welcoming the New Year?