Gold Coasters urged to display “Welcome” and “No Thanks” Trick or Treat posters

The spookiest night of the year is finally here, with little zombies, ghosts and witches set to take to the streets.

In a bid to help children and their parents identify whether your home is joining in on the Halloween fun this year, Queensland Police have created two posters to display at the front of your house.

One of the posters indicates that Trick or Treaters are welcome at your home, whilst the other urges all of the vampires to stay away.


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“To help you indicate whether you would enjoy a knock on the door come October 31, the Queensland Police Service has created these handy posters which you can use to thwart the witches and wizards or invite them in!” Queensland Police said.

If Trick or Treaters are welcome at your home, you can download and print the “Welcome” poster here.

If you do not wish to participate, you can download and print the ‘No thanks’ poster here.

Police have also released a list of tips for Trick or Treaters to ensure their Halloween doesn’t turn into a nightmare:

Be accompanied by an adult monster at all times (or a responsible witch, ghost or vampire)

Always walk, not run, between houses and stick to the footpath rather than the road

Wear bright colours to enhance your visibility to passing motorists

Never enter a stranger’s house, even if they have invited you in after knocking on their door

Consider joining your friends on a neighbourhood adventure – there is safety in numbers for little witches and ghouls.

Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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