Gold Coasters wishing to join in on the Halloween fun next Monday night are being encouraged to download and display free “Welcome” Trick or Treat posters at the front of their home.
Although this spooky night is fun for many, Gold Coast police say they understand that not everybody welcomes Trick or Treaters, so they’ve therefore also created a ‘No Thanks’ Trick or Treat poster.
“To help you indicate if Trick or Treaters are welcome at your house, or if you wish not to be disturbed, we’ve created posters to be displayed at your doorstep or letterbox,” police said in a statement.
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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 safety:
- Be accompanied by a mother witch or father ghoul at all times (or another responsible vampire);
- To prevent becoming a hoblin goblin, aka a ghost with a broken leg, you should walk, not run, between houses and stick to the footpath rather than the road;
- Black cats don’t want to be seen, and for good reason, but if you wear black, it will reduce your visibility to passing motorists;
- To avoid raising the dead or causing witches to fly off their handle, keep excessive noise down while celebrating;
- Never enter a strangers house, or a witches broom closet for that matter, even if they have invited you in after knocking on their door; and
- Consider joining your friends or broom-mates on your neighbourhood adventure – there is safety in numbers.