On the Gold Coast, organisers of the Surfers Paradise New Year’s Eve celebrations are hoping a superhero theme will bring a more family-friendly crowd.
Children are being invited to dress up as their favourite superhero before attending one of the biggest fireworks shows in the state, with over 10,000 fireworks to be released from the Surfers Paradise beach.
As the skies light up, life-size projections of superheroes will be shown scaling some of the beachfront highrises that line the Surfers shore.
There will be two shows at Surfers, with one at 9pm and another at midnight.
Revellers are also being reminded to party safe and ensure they don’t begin 2013 in one of the state’s hospitals.
The Queensland Emergency Medicine Research Foundation says emergency department admissions almost double at this time of year and foundation chairman David Rosengren is urging everyone to make a New Year’s resolution to stay safe.
The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting clear skies for Monday night, with forecast early showers for the southeast expected to have cleared by the time celebrations get under way.