MORE than a million revellers are expected to see in the New Year on Sydney Harbour as Australia’s biggest city puts on its biggest fireworks display ever.
Road closures will be in place in central Sydney for the celebrations, with festivities kicking off at 1pm (AEDT.
The celebrations begin with the firing of the Pinchgut canon at Fort Denison to mark the fort’s 150th anniversary.
Sky writers will begin painting the sky at 2pm followed by aeroplane flyovers on the hour and a tugboat display on the harbour at 7pm.
The evening begins with an indigenous welcome ceremony at Farm Cove at 8pm before the family fireworks at 9pm.
More than 50 illuminated boats will take to the water for the Harbour of Light parade with light shows on the hour from the harbour bridge at 10pm and 11pm.
Creative Director, Wayne Harrison said the bridge will then be the centrepiece for the midnight fireworks extravaganza as the "bridge effect" takes place alongside fireworks that have never been seen before.
Police will be out in record numbers, with more than 1750 officers on patrol under the control of one commander. Public order officers will also be on alert throughout the city.
The RTA will introduce widespread road closures and some central city roads have already been closed.
The Cahill Expressway will close at 11am and major CBD roads will be blocked from 7pm.
Extra bus and ferry services will be operating after the fireworks and train services will continue throughout the night.