Auckland was one of the first cities to welcome 2020 with a fireworks display launched from the city's Sky Tower.
Thousands across the country are watching we welcome 2020 with a spectacular firework display to celebrate the New Year.
Fireworks went ahead in all other capital cities but Canberra's planned celebrations were cancelled amid a total fire ban.
The clock will strike midnight in eastern parts of Australia, including Melbourne, Sydney, and Canberra, around 7 pm (IST).
In Australia, 1,000,000 revellers thronged Sydney harbour and close by districts to look at greater than 100,000 fireworks explode above the town, at the same time as 1000's of individuals alongside the nation's japanese seaboard sought refuge from the bushfires on seashores.
Thousands in Hong Kong welcomed 2020 on neon-lit promenades in the picturesque Victoria Harbour, breaking into pro-democracy chants shortly after the countdown to midnight.
"Many people have already flown in and paid for hotels and restaurants, travelling from all over the world to be here for tonight's New Year's Eve", Moore instructed reporters.
Brian Silk and his boyfriend Joe were holding hands tightly as they stood outside a Fuengirola bar looking out to sea and said " Spain is just such a wonderful place to live, we joined in with all the locals in traditions tonight and we are just now reflecting on the last year and wondering what the new year will bring, although Joe proposed to me tonight and I accepted so the plan for us is a wedding" he said.
A group of friends light up sparklers during New Year's Eve celebrations in Melbourne. Kim Jong Un said on Wednesday his country would introduce a "new strategic weapon" in the near future, after the U.S. missed a year-end deadline to restart denuclearisation talks. We have to resist every day."Some 6,000 police were deployed and Chief Executive Carrie Lam appealed for calm and reconciliation in her New Year's Eve video message".
The protests began in response to a now-withdrawn bill that would have allowed extraditions to mainland China, where courts are controlled by the Communist Party, and have evolved into a broader pro-democracy movement.
India also saw protests ring in the new year, due to a citizenship law that protesters deem discriminatory to Muslims and against the country's secular constitution.
The demonstrations came despite Prime Minister Narendra Modi's attempts to dampen protests that have run for almost three weeks. He said he had been participating in the protest every day.
In his new year's message he acknowledged a "tough past 12 months with the bad bushfires that have claimed the lives of so many Australians", before moving on to reasons he believed the nation should be optimistic.
"As we are saying goodbye to 2019, we will additionally flip the web page on the division, rancour and uncertainty which has dominated public life and held us again for a lot too lengthy", Johnson added.