Australia was among the first to welcomes the New Year, they did that with a spectacular New Year’s Eve fireworks display over the world famous Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House.

Thousands of people gather to welcomes in 2017, watch the phenomenal fireworks, exploding across Sydney’s skyline at midnight.

The fireworks display honoured 2016 pass away music legends Prince and David Bowie, also including a “Willy Wonka moment” tribute to Gene Wilder.