A trip to the fireworks show in Melbourne for New Year could cost you as much as $2,000.
It’s been reported the cost could be as much $3,000 for the city’s largest fireworks display.
There are four major fireworks displays in Melbourne’s capital city every year, with two of them in each year of the year.
Melbourne’s largest display takes place on New Year Day, with hundreds of thousands of people watching fireworks from around the city.
The fireworks are not allowed at the city hall, however, so people are still allowed to attend other events.
Melbourne City Council spokesperson for fireworks, Craig Robinson, said there was not a problem with the show being banned at the event.
“This year we’ve been able to have the fireworks at City Hall,” he said.
“The City has had to do some modifications to the event to be able to hold them at City Centre, but there is no restriction on the fireworks being shown.”
He said fireworks would be allowed in Victoria during the fireworks season, but fireworks displays are not permitted in New Zealand.
“Victoria is an Australian state so we are able to use fireworks in Victoria at the same time as the fireworks are being shown,” Mr Robinson said.
In 2018, New Zealand’s largest New Year fireworks display took place at the Auckland city centre, with about 2,000 people watching from around Auckland.
Mr Robinson said there had been no problems for the event being allowed to go ahead in 2018.
“In 2017, we did allow fireworks to be shown in Auckland City Centre because we were in a tight time frame and that was the only way we were able to do it,” he explained.
“Now we are also able to get it to New Zealand from Sydney, so we have to make sure it is safe for the show.”