Sunshine Coast District Officer Superintendent Terry Borland is encouraging teenagers arriving this coming weekend to enjoy and celebrate ‘Schoolies’ in a safe and responsible manner.
“The message police want to convey to those choosing the Sunshine Coast is come and enjoy what this area has to offer, but respect the locals, celebrate responsibly and look after your mates”.
Superintendent Borland said that generally ‘Schoolies’ who attend the Sunshine Coast choose this location to avoid the crowds that attend Gold Coast celebrations, with the Sunshine Coast offering a wide range of activities and a relaxed atmosphere.
“The Coast is a popular choice for those wanting a relaxed location to celebrate the end of 12 years of schooling and entry to the next phase of ones life.
“Police have been conducting lectures within Sunshine Coast schools, engaging with young people, discussing strategies to stay safe and to remind departing students of their responsibilities when attending Schoolies celebrations,” he said.
Police will be highly visible right across the coast with additional uniform and plain clothes officers specifically targeting liquor, traffic and good order offences in areas where Schoolies are expected to be.