Australia Day Is Coming - Buy A Tripod
Ahem. Just trying out my Sam Kekovich mask. It seems to work - I feel like a lamb chop.
The real point of this is to suggest you come in and get a tripod for Australia Day. If you are going to go shoot surfers at sunset with a six hundred millimetre lens you might consider a heavy-duty model from Manfrotto, Cullmann, or Gitzo. But if you are just going to capture the fireworks with a mirror-less or small DSLR consider a small tripod from Velbon, Inca, or Haldex.
We got 'em - stocks in for the Christmas rush. They're inexpensive - $ 50 - and they're light to carry. But they have a surprising steadiness with these smaller cameras and are compact enough to pop into the boot of your car - and stay there forever.
Bonus: they make useful fighting tripods if the bogans watching fireworks on the foreshore get out of hand. Do take your camera off the top and put it away in a safe place and then just get out there and wade into them.