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Fireworks explode from the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House during the midnight fireworks display on New Year's Eve, Jan. 1, 2018. Getty Images/Scott Barbour

With just a few hours left before we ring into 2019, people living in Sydney, Australia, and other tourists have already camped out to secure the best vantage point to watch one of the first and most impressive fireworks displays on the harbor. Sydney is expecting more than a million revelers this holiday season.

The Sydney Harbour Bridge display will take place at 9 p.m. (5 a.m. EST) and at midnight (8 a.m. EDT). Live stream of the fireworks can be viewed on the ABC TV Facebook page and YouTube channel. The event can also be watched on ABC iview. The broadcast begins at 8.35 p.m. local time. You can also click here to watch it online.

This year Sydney is again expected to spend over $5 million to ring in the new year. The event will include 8.5 tonnes of fireworks, more than 100,000 individual pyrotechnic effects and 35,000 shooting comets, according to reports. The fireworks will be a tribute to the late "Queen of Soul" Aretha Franklin who died in August. There will be a display featuring gold, silver and purple pyrotechnics to the music of (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, made famous by Franklin.

There will be a massive police and security presence during the event. Authorities warned those traveling to the Sydney central business district or North Sydney to plan ahead and use public transport due to major road closures and parking restrictions. The Cahill Expressway will be shut to vehicles from 11 a.m., and road closures will be in force around Circular Quay and The Rocks from 2 p.m. Major roads in North Sydney will close at 5 p.m. local time. The Anzac Bridge will be closed to city-bound traffic between 8.30 p.m. and 9.30 p.m., and from 11.30 p.m. to 1.30 a.m. The Sydney Harbour Bridge will be shut from 11 p.m. to 1.30 a.m. (local time).