Sydney's fireworks launched from its Harbour Bridge, Opera House and barges in its famous harbour© BIANCA DE MARCHI/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock
New year celebrations are in full flow in parts of the world where 2023 has already arrived.
The Pacific nation of Kiribati was the first to welcome in the new year, followed by New Zealand an hour later.
And thousands gathered in Sydney for the Australian city’s renowned fireworks display.
Many also gathered to watch the fireworks under the trees in Sydney Botanic Gardens© Getty Images
People had gathered early to get a prime spot to watch the midnight fireworks over the Sydney Opera House© Getty Images
The Hagley Park celebrations in Christchurch, New Zealand, were marked with fireworks and live music© Getty Images
Over in Adelaide, New Zealand, fireworks were launched after the Men’s Big Bash League – a cricket match – between the Adelaide Strikers and the Melbourne Stars at Adelaide Oval© Getty Images