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Steer clear of the CBD, where you'll find huge crowds and expensive entry prices. Instead, aim for these top free sites to watch the fireworks and cheers to the year that was in (relative) peace. There might not always be a readily available source of booze or food – or even a modern wiz palace – but the lack of lines and ample dancing room is well worth the mild inconvenience.
Save your dosh for higher-priced wild abandon at these New Year's Day parties in Sydney.
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