After wild celebrations that welcomed in 2022, Australians awoke to the first day of 2022. They were a bit sore from nursing and a little swollen.
Tens to thousands of revellers weren’t deterred by the rapid rise in Omicron case counts as they held wild celebrations all across the country, with the largest crowds gathering in Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane.
Sydney’s organizers wanted to stage the most spectacular NYE celebration in history. They used six tonnes of fireworks and 2,000 individual fireworks for the night-long event that was watched over by millions around the world.
The celebration continued well into the night with Revellers continuing the party, while revellers waited for the sunrise. Partygoers moved slowly to Bondi Beach in order to enjoy the view.
Others suffered more from the wild revelries, with many people falling asleep on the sand after the dawn broke.
Other people enjoyed quiet beverages and cigarettes while one couple set up a picnic with fresh strawberries and champagne.
Revelators pose in a group photograph on Bondi Beach (in Sydney’s eastern suburbs) as they greet the beginning of the new year
After a wild night, a couple relaxes on Bondi Beach with wine and cigarettes.
Night out wild: Tired revellers rest after a long night of celebrations, as thousands gather across the nation to welcome the New Year.
A group of fluorescent-clad friends decides to celebrate the start of the New Year with a swim in the ocean.
Bondi Beach couple; they are embracing as the sun rises over the horizon.
Partygoers take it easy after a wild night in Sydney
Bondi Beach party ends with a group of friends finishing the night in a special outfit: one chooses a long-sleeved and a tutu combination.
A reveller puts up a tiny tent on the sand after a night of wild celebrations.
The first day in the New Year is a tired looking group of friends who relax and have a relaxing morning at Bondi Beach with their drinks.
As they went to Bondi Beach for their New Year celebrations, a group of friends passed the bottle among themselves.
A group of friends decided that a morning swim was the best way for the year to start. The revellers enjoyed a few beers and jumped in the ocean.
Revellers who accepted the advice that they were far safer from Covid-19 outdoors than indoors were rewarded with light queues and prime viewing positions for the spectacular show.
Many of those who took up the best spots had come from interstate – particularly Melbourne – as Sydneysiders made the decision to stay closer to home.
The party also ramped up in Melbourne despite a heatwave after New Year celebrations were scrapped in 2020 due to the pandemic.
Melburnians finally felt free to dance after enduring one of the most prolonged lockdowns in human history.
Flagstaff Gardens was home to four zones: Alexandra Gardens, Treasury Gardens and Docklands, which hosted street parties, outdoor entertainment, live music, and street dining before midnight fireworks.
Reveller is accompanied by her friend at a wild night of celebrations at Surfers Paradise.
New Years Kiss: A couple shares a kiss at St Kilda Beach’s New Years Celebrations in Melbourne
After a long night at Surfers Paradise, partygoers will want to satisfy their midnight hunger with a Hungry Jacks.
Couples kissed as thousands of revellers gathered at St Kilda Beach, Melbourne to welcome the New Year.
The Beyond the City festival was attended by thousands. Acts like Hayden James and Jaguar Jonze as well as Lime Cordiale and Ball Park Music took to the Sidney Myer Music bowl stage.
An optimist Australian couple, the Gold Coasters, said goodbye to 2021 at the Gold Coast and welcomed 2022 with the hope of a brighter future.
On the Gold Coast also, Jackson O’Doherty (millionaire OnlyFans) hosted the party of the year at his home, which was attended also by scantily-clad models, musicians and celebrities.
Out with the old… Australia has welcomed in 2022 spearheaded by Sydney staging the world’s biggest New Year’s Eve fireworks display, a dazzling, technicolour extravaganza on the famous harbour
Worldwide, millions tune in to witness the New Year’s celebrations. The 2022 festivities felt unique with an overwhelming desire to escape the darkness of the pandemic. The fireworks display at Sydney Harbour in 2021, that dazzled the entire world just moments ago.
After the revelry, a New Year’s Eve partygoer sees Sydney streets barefoot and walks along them to her home.
After a night out partying at Sydney’s Circular Quay, a glamorous reveller decided to ditch her heels.
Partygoers, who looked a lot worse after the Sydney Harbour fireworks show, made it home.
Three officers arrested a man in Sydney during the New Year’s Eve festivities. They placed him on the ground despite the huge crowd.
So long 2021! Australians are only too glad to bid farewell to 2021, and to welcome 2022 with the best virus: a shared spirit of celebration and a sense of humor on the final night.
Covid-19 made it obvious that the year was weighing down, with smaller crowds than usual and masks. However, Aussies were still able to get out in large numbers to welcome 2022 all across Australia. These smiling revellers from Sydney are photographed
Sydney revellers wore all-white attire to celebrate New Year’s Eve.
It is easy to believe that Prince Charming will be there for you if you spend the night teetering around in heels. Pictured at Sydney’s Circular Quarter are New Year’s Eve revellers
Sydneysiders welcomed 2022 with open arms, and they were not wrong as the year 2021 wasn’t a great one.
Sydney will host the largest New Year’s Eve fireworks show in the world, unaffected by concerns over Covid-19’s Omicron strain and rising numbers of cases. In the CBD, you can see revellers.
Although Circular Quay had fewer people, it meant that there was a greater view of the famous festivities.
Sydney’s fireworks show at 9 p.m. dazzled thousands.
Sydney’s fireworks show captured the attention of the entire city. Thousands of people went out to enjoy the spectacle.
For those brave enough to go out on a hot night, the Sydney fireworks had fewer people.
Sydney was ready to host the largest fireworks display in the world on New Years Eve. It wasn’t deterred by concerns about the OmicronCovid-19 variant or the rapidly increasing number of cases
What is an Omicron, you ask? Sydney revellers come up close as the party begins beside the iconic harbour.
Sydney revelers were eager to record precious moments with friends during New Year’s Eve because they felt self-conscious
Sydney was stunning on this day, with the beautiful harbour as its centerpiece.
As the flu pandemic kept revellers from rioting, it was another subdued New Years’ Eve on Sydney Harbour. Friends (L-R), Tara Delaney, 27, and Sarah Kimberlin had flown from Melbourne to watch the fireworks.
It’s the most comfortable seat in all of house! At the Opera Bar, directly opposite to the Harbour Bridge. Queues form.
One million people used to gather at the water’s edge every year for the world-famous fireworks display. But this year, the crowds are much smaller. Omar Campos (33) and Diana Mosquera (32), their husband and wife, had a great time getting out of Sydney.
After a day of record-breaking temperatures, Melbourne welcomed the New Year with laughter and friendship.
St Kilda, Melbourne’s New Year’s Eve celebration was a success as many friends laughed and joked by the shore.
After a hot day of 38 degree heat, thousands of Melburnians witnessed a stunning fireworks display at the Yarra river.
Melbourne revellers were happy to bid farewell to 2021. They had endured an incredibly painful 262 day lockdown.
As they get ready to welcome in the 2022 year, friends have a moment of reflection after a long night at St Kilda.
New Year’s Eve can be a special time, particularly for couples. The traditional midnight kiss is still a popular tradition across the country.
The Over Covid Party: Melburnians get ready to see the world in 2022. They are enjoying the largest night with their friends.
After a long day of hot days, friends walk through St Kilda with their families after New Year’s Eve celebrations in Melbourne.
What does it matter that this year was the worst ever? The Melburnians who were subject to the longest Covid lockdown in history, were eager to have a good time.
Melburnians ate in 38-degree heat New Year’s Eve. It was no surprise that many stayed near the ocean and beach as they prepared to count down the hours.
Children and adults alike were delighted by Melbourne’s first fireworks display at 9.30pm. Photo of a little girl with her mom celebrating the occasion
Melburnians wanted water after the heat of New Year’s Eve.
Melbourne divided its New Year’s Eve festivities into four areas. Pictured: Revellers get into the spirit of St Kilda’s New Year’s Eve celebrations
Ready, set, go! Melburnians looked great and went out to celebrate New Year’s Eve, even though it was one of the hottest days for many months
Shane Warne, a cricket legend (left), enjoys a drink break during a hot day in Melbourne with former Australian players Michael Hussey and Andrew Symonds (in the blue hat).
After a hot New Year’s Eve in Melbourne, the party spirit was high in those who were able to dance early in the evening.
Only the most dedicated partygoers could last the night in Melbourne’s scorching heat.
Melbournians were up for any challenge, despite the scorching heat.
The Beyond The City music festival will be held at Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne on December 31st 2021. Revellers are expected to arrive in large numbers
Jaguar Jonze, a pop singer performs in front of the audience at Beyond The City at Sidney Myer Music Bowl (December 31, 2021) in Melbourne
As Melbourne prepares for the New Year, a glammed-up crew of girls is set to celebrate with the rest of the world.
Melbourne people crowded into Beyond The City to celebrate despite rising Covid infected across Victoria and Australia.
Gold Coast revellers wave their hands as midnight strikes on the Gold Coast, and fireworks shoot into the night sky
One partygoer welcomes in the new year on the Gold Coast by climbing the Surfers Paradise sign
Sparkle, Sparkle! After a difficult year, young partygoers are excited to welcome 2022.
Surfers Paradise has a happy face… The Gold Coast’s arrival of 2022 is celebrated by optimist Aussies after a year.
As the year ended, young Australians became moody and began to celebrate.
Surfer’s Paradise, on the Gold Coast was packed with Revellers who came dressed up for an amazing night of New Years Eve celebrations
Gold Coast welcomed the new year with Jackson Doherty’s 18+ white-themed “party of the Year”
A host of musicians, celebrities and models attended the white-themed 18+ event
YouTuber Jackson Doherty hosted the Gold Coast’s “party of year”
YouTube millionaire and YouTube YouTuber Jackson O’Doherty, (pictured centre), hosted the self-proclaimed “party of the Year” for New Years Eve on the Gold Coast.