Where to watch the Sydney New Year’s Eve 2017 fireworks online

Alex Kidman 29 December 2017 NEWS


Catch every explosive moment as Sydney waves goodbye to 2017 and ushers in 2018 online.

It's simple chemistry, but there's something truly magical about watching fireworks explode into the night air that delights us all, young and old.

Sydney's New Year's Eve fireworks have a long tradition of being the big show to watch to usher in the New Year, with crowds that just seem to grow in size and scope each year, matching the spectacular nature of the fireworks action. If you can stake out a spot on the harbour to watch it in person, it's a breathtaking event as hundreds of thousands around you wave goodbye to the old year as we prepare for the new one.

What if you can't make it to the harbour? Thankfully, you've got plenty of alternative viewing options. Within Australia, the broadcast of the fireworks is handled by the ABC, and it will be providing a full schedule of entertainment throughout the night of 31 December, including the early children's fireworks display and full midnight run.

ABC broadcasts nationally, but the programming for New Year's Eve will also be carried on ABC's iView platform, available for laptops, mobile phones, tablets and many Smart TV and set-top box platforms, including the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

The ABC will also be streaming its coverage live on its YouTube channel as well as its Facebook page and Periscope channel.

While iView will remain geoblocked during the broadcast, if you're overseas and hankering for some antipodean New Year's action, the ABC advises that its YouTube, Facebook and Periscope coverage will be available globally.

If all you want is the party music used to usher in the New Year, that'll be streamed on KIIS FM at 9pm and midnight.

If you want to keep things strictly browser-based, the official Sydney New Year's Eve website will also carry a live stream of the fireworks, which will explicitly be available to watch from anywhere in the world.

What's the schedule of events?

Time Event
8:35pm ABC coverage commences
8:38pm Welcome To Country
9:00pm Family Fireworks
12:00am Midnight Fireworks

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