NYE alcohol crackdown

Byron Bay police are warning residents and visitors that they will crackdown on people who drink in the alcohol-free zones during the New Year's Eve celebrations.

Inspector Owen King said that police would not tolerate the drinking of alcohol outside of licensed premises.

He said that any opened alcohol containers would be confiscated and the person consuming the alcohol on the streets, beaches or parks of Byron Bay could be issued with an infringement notice. Confiscation areas will also be set in an attempt to combat alcohol consumption during the event.

Event manager Jacqueline Ma- cRae said that security personnel would patrol the entire event precinct and would assist police in maintaining a safe and alcohol free environment.

She said that a particularly strong security presence would be in attendance in and around the dance zone.

Patrons entering the zone would be screened and would be subject to bag searches.

For more information about the New Year's Eve celebrations people can visit or email enquiries to Jacqueline MacRae at

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