How time flies. It seems like only yesterday we were ringing in 2015, and yet in just a few short weeks we'll be finished with it forever. But not before we send it off in style. New Year's Eve is one of the biggest events on Sydney's social calendar, with hundreds of thousands of people flooding into the city to celebrate with family and friends. The thing about a party that big, though, is that you can't just rush into it without a game plan. Get it right, and it can be the perfect capper to your year. Get it wrong, and you've botched your 2016 before it's even begun.
Fortunately, the City of Sydney has devised a special mobile app in order to help make your New Year's plans run smoothly. Available now through both the App Store and Google Play, the free Sydney New Year's Eve app is described as "your very own personal assistant for the evening." You can use it to find the best places to view the fireworks over the harbour, and receive live updates as areas reach capacity. It also lets you preload up to 50 standard SMS messages, which will then be automatically sent out at the stroke of midnight free of charge.
The app was developed in partnership with Telstra, although it works no matter which network you're with. So before you make your way down to the harbour only to find there's nowhere to lay your picnic rug amidst the throngs of people, download the app and make some actual, solid plans. Go to www.sydneynewyearseve.com to find out more and to plan your night.