Each year Circular Quay is bustling with thousands of people ready to see in the New Year with a bang. This year, could not be more different.
Fences were erected around the iconic site, with entry into the area only open to the 300 people who have been granted Green Zone permits at 5pm.
Unlike previous years, there was just one fireworks display scheduled to ring in 2021 – a seven-minute affair at midnight, which Premier Gladys Berejiklian has repeatedly urged people to watch from their homes.
A pass system kept numbers to a minimum at some of the city’s best vantage points