North Stradbroke Island prepares for a safe September holiday period

Police are reminding parents and young people to act responsibly when planning school holiday celebrations on North Stradbroke Island, Queensland Police say.

Officers are preparing for the influx of senior high school students to North Stradbroke Island and are committed to maintaining the island’s reputation as a safe holiday destination for all.

Additional police will be sent to the island to bolster the number of officers already posted at Dunwich Station and Point Lookout Police Beat.

Acting Inspector Mark Norrish Bayside Patrol Group is encouraging young people to act responsibly and enjoy North Stradbroke Island and the many great beaches and other attractions it has to offer.

‘We are urging parents to consider the possible consequences of providing alcohol to young people, also reminding them that a decision to supply alcohol to an underage child could result in fines of up to $3,000,’ he said.

“Young people are welcome on North Stradbroke Island but like everyone else, need to celebrate within the law, and we would remind potential party organisers of the out-of-control event legislation.

“Police would like to remind all young people celebrating these school holidays to think about your actions and remember the potential that a split-second decision could have on the rest of your lives.”

For more information regarding end-of-year celebrations and parties consult the QPS PartySafe information at www.police.qld.gov.au/party

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously.

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