Leanne Patch (left) and Serenity Caldwell from the Samba-Blisstas prepare for the NYE parade in Byron Bay.
Leanne Patch (left) and Serenity Caldwell from the Samba-Blisstas prepare for the NYE parade in Byron Bay.

Byron Bay welcomes new year

New Year’s Eve revellers at Byron Bay were generally well-behaved, according to police.


Inspector Owen King said there were no major incidents, but there were a number of arrests for street and minor drug offences.


Inspector King said the highly visible police presence helped New Year’s Eve pass without any major incidents.


He said alcohol prohibition in public places was enforced and all people spoken to had complied with police directions.


The early part of the evening belonged to family groups, with kids enjoying amusement rides on the beachfront.


The Samba-Blisstas drum group once again entertained a big crowd in Bay Street.


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