Parties are an enjoyable way to celebrate with friends and family. When hosting a party, plan ahead to make sure it isn't spoilt by large crowds, excessive noise, property damage and physical violence.
Tips for hosting safe parties
To host safe parties on Redlands Coast:
- invite only people you know who respect you and your property
- ask guests to refrain from telling their friends or posting details online
- make entry to the party by invitation only to discourage gatecrashers
- make rules of the party (such as BYO, times) clear on the invitation
- tell neighbours about your plans in advance
- control the serving of alcohol at the party
- provide non-alcoholic drinks for people who are driving and don't drink if you are the host
- if you’re providing alcohol, supply light beers rather than spirits and make sure you also provide food
- keep noise and rowdy behaviour to a minimum, particularly after hours
- remember that Police can confiscate audio equipment and give directions to leave the party if multiple complaints are made or if a party is likely to become out of control
- ask an adult to supervise or hire private security guards
- clean up bottles and broken glass as soon as possible to avoid injury
- Call Policelink (131 444) straight away if a problem occurs or you are concerned about behaviour at your party
- register your party with the Queensland Police Service.
- Read more about the Party Safe program.
- For more information, contact your local police station.