Sydney Harbour Bridge Fireworks Celebration

Sydney’s world-famous New Year’s Eve fireworks has taken 15 months of planning and more than 10,000 hours to pull together, as Sydney Harbour Bridge is marking the 40th anniversary of Sydney’s Mardi Gras in 2018.

This year the display pays tribute to the ‘78ers’ – the first gay rights campaigners to march in the Sydney Mardi Gras for gay rights in Australia in 1978.

More than 1000 accredited personnel and 300 volunteers for the planning and execution of the unique 2018 New Year’s Eve celebrations were involved. It took more than 5000 hours just to prepare and pull off the two impressive firework displays that are the lynchpin of Sydney’s New Year’s Eve celebrations. The Sydney NYE fireworks are watching by million (sometimes billions) of people worldwide and have only been cancelled once in history – in 2003, the 9pm family fireworks were cancelled due to winds gusting up to 90km/h.