Whether you’re shocked at how fast it travelled, joyous at a year well-spent, or pleased to see the end of it, 2015 has passed us by.
In Sydney, more than one million people have lined the harbour foreshore to see more fireworks than ever light up the bridge -- amounting to seven tonnes, with more than 100,000 pyrotechnic effects.
It's also the first time the Emerald City welcomes the New Year with a Welcome to Country from Indigenous Australians, turning the Harbour Bridge into a giant Aboriginal flag.
Not to be outdone, Melbourne is firing off ten tonnes of fireworks from 17 rooftops across the city as a Midnight Juggernauts-designed soundtrack blasts live to the crowd.
Families are congregating at Southbank in Brisbane where free family movies are being screened, while fireworks are being set off on the River Torrens and Riverbank Bridge in Adelaide.
In the west, there's fireworks on Perth's Shelley foreshore and at Rottnest Island.
And way down south in Tassie, the New Year coincides perfectly with the Taste of Tasmania Festival -- meaning there's much on offer in the way of fine food and wine, as well as entertainment and fireworks in Hobart on the Derwent River.
All that, and they've just been treated to the Sydney to Hobart as well.
As we look forward, many are no doubt reflecting on the year gone by too.
The year past was one filled with the tragedy and triumph of the human spirit.
The world was rocked by news that 130 had been killed in co-ordinated terrorist attacks across the city of Paris.
But what emerged from that terrible night was an emblem of the human spirit -- reflected all around the world -- of hope, solidarity, and strength in the face of darkness.
The Syrian conflict continued to displace tens of thousands of people. But there, too, came stories of generosity and goodwill.
We saw the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement amid yet more black deaths at the hands of police.
At home, we exchanged Prime Ministers for the fifth time in just a little over five years.
Mick Fanning fought a shark -- and won.
And Michelle Payne became the first woman to win the Melbourne Cup, telling chauvinistic blokes to “get stuffed” in an enduring post-race interview.
Meanwhile, on a planet far, far away, there was the discovery of evidence of flowing water -- and with it, the possibility of life elsewhere in the universe.
We celebrated stories of home-grown success, too.
Here’s to the stories that inform, inspire, entertain and empower -- of which 2016 will hopefully bring many more.
From all of us at The Huffington Post Australia, have a safe, fun, happy New Year and a fantastic 2016.Suggest a correction