Australians ushered in the New Year with a spectacular fireworks display by Sydney Harbour.

An estimated one-and-a-half million people thronged to Australia's biggest city to welcome in 2015, as seven tonnes of fireworks fireworks formed a stunning backdrop to iconic monuments like the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge.

The pyrotechnics display consisted of 11,000 shells, 100,000 individual effects and 25,000 shooting comets at a cost of $6.8m AUD (£3.57m) according to organisers.

In addition, fifty illuminated boats carrying over 8,000 people on a passage around Sydney Harbour added to the show's magnificence.

This year's firework displays were also captured by two drones and broadcast live for the first time in the world.

The drones flew up to 1,000 feet above the Sydney Harbour, recording high-resolution footage of the fireworks as they launched from the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Sydney Opera House and barges on the water.