Permits for NYE available

Permits to drive into Byron Bay on New Year's Eve are now available at the Byron Visitor Centre.

Anyone wanting to enter the CBD from 6 am on New Year's Eve must display a special event permit, or a CP sticker.

In a bid to reduce the number of cars in the town, only one free special event permit per household will be issued.

Additional permits will cost $60. Proof of address and ID will be needed to get a permit.

Event manager, Jacqueline MacRae said the permits were essential to minimise vehicle traffic in the Byron Bay CBD.

Ms MacRae said people were encouraged to plan ahead and take into consideration traffic delays and parking difficulties as road closures and parking restrictions would be enforced from 6 am on December 31.

She said local residents were asked to encourage visitors staying with them to avoid using their cars on New Year's Eve.

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