New Year's Eve fireworks, Sydney Harbour, NSW © City of Sydney

Australia's biggest parties and celebrations

New Year's Eve, Sydney, NSW © Hamilton Lund, Destination NSW

New Year's Eve, Sydney, New South Wales

Australian Open, Melbourne, Victoria © Tennis Australia

Australian Open, Melbourne, Victoria

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, Sydney, NSW © James Horan, Destination NSW

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, Sydney, New South Wales

The Garden of Unearthly Delights, Adelaide Fringe, Adelaide, SA © Joshua Pathon

The Garden of Unearthly Delights, Adelaide Fringe, Adelaide, South Australia

Riverfire, Brisbane Festival, Bribbane, QLD © Atmosphere Photography

Riverfire, Brisbane Festival, Bribbane, Queensland

AFL Grand Final at the MCG © AFL Media

AFL Grand Final at the MCG, Melbourne, Victoria

Melbourne Cup Carnival at Flemington Race Course, Melbourne, VIC © Tourism Australia / Time Out Australia

Melbourne Cup Carnival at Flemington Race Course, Melbourne, Victoria

Lion dancers, Chinese New Year, Brisbane, QLD © Michael Greves

Lion dancers, Chinese New Year, Brisbane, Queensland