CRACKDOWN: Police launch major blitz on Gold Coast hotspots

Anyone planning on watching the sunset on Burleigh Hill this weekend is being urged to be on their best behaviour.

With school holidays kicking off across the state this afternoon, police have confirmed they will be running a major operation targeting anti-social behaviour and drinking in public on the Gold Coast.

The intelligence-driven operation begins tonight and will see police patrolling popular locations like Bureligh Hill, Tallebudgera and Currumbin Hill area in particular.


Acting Senior Sergeant David Moore from Palm Beach police said the aim was to “ensure public safety in the area” and make sure “local open spaces can be freely enjoyed by everyone”.

“With school holidays beginning police will continue to perform regular patrols and employ early detection and intervention strategies to maintain community safety,” he said.

Sergeant Moore confirmed police would not be afraid to dish out fines if people were acting up.

“Any form of anti-social or irresponsible behaviour will not be tolerated by police who will immediately act without hesitation if detected.

“We want residents and visitors to the Gold Coast to enjoy all the fun activities that are on offer but to remember to be respectful of others and responsible with your behaviour when out and about,” Acting Senior Sergeant Moore said.

Anyone caught drinking in a public place like a park of the beach is being warned the could cop an on-the-spot fine of $133.

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