From partying all night to a refreshing morning dip: Revellers from Bondi to Surfers Paradise shake off their sore heads to watch the first sunrise of 2023 – but some aren’t ready to end the fun just yet
Hundreds of Aussie revellers are still partying hours after the biggest New Year’s Eve celebrations in recent years.
More than a million people packed Sydney Harbour for the city’s world famous midnight fireworks with similar scenes across the country.
But not everyone was ready to call it a night with many partying long after the sun came up.
Hundreds were seen still celebrating on Sunday morning after they headed to Sydney’s iconic Bondi Beach to enjoy the the first sunrise for 2023.
As some slept off their big night, others stripped down and headed into the surf for a refreshing early morning dip.
Many revellers rang in the first sunrise of 2023 with a refreshing dip at Bondi Beach
Other revellers preferred to take in the sunrise from the sand after a long night
Bondi was packed with beachgoers as NYE celebrations continued well after sunrise
NSW Police said most Sydney revellers were well behaved, despite 83 arrests in the CBD.
Al least 25 charges laid for various offences, including assault police, assault, prohibited drug related offences, offensive behaviour. More than 200 traffic and railway infringement notices were also issued.
Police remain out in force with a host of New Years Day festivals and parties across Australia, including the Field Day in The Domain, Sydney.
‘For those continuing celebrations into the morning and across New Year’s Day, our officers will maintain a highly-visible presence across the state to ensure all revellers do so safely,’ NSW Assistant Commissioner Anthony Cooke said.
Revellers were out in force to make up for time lost in the last three years, as celebrations were dampened by the black summer bushfires in 2020 and the Covid-19 pandemic the following two years.
Partygoers turned out in droves across Australia to ring in 2023 in style – with local and state government organisers putting on celebrations bigger and better than ever before.
Crowds in the nation’s focal point Sydney hit around the million mark, as thousands queued up well in advance earlier in the day to fight for a spot on the steps of the iconic Opera House.
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Revellers were still packing on the PDA hours after the clock struck midnight
Many revellers enjoyed a snooze on the beach after the biggest New Years’ celebrations in recent years