Festival-goers urged to act responsibly at Field Day

Police are urging festival-goers to celebrate safely and responsibly at Sydney’s Field Day music festival, on New Year’s Day.

Officers will maintain a high-visibility presence throughout the festival, with help from specialist units including the Dog Unit, Licensing Police, and Police Transport Command.

All resources will be focused on containing anti-social behaviour, alcohol-related crime, and illegal drug use and supply.


Police Operation Commander, Detective Chief Inspector Stuart Bell, says anyone who tries to bring illegal drugs into the festival can expect to be caught.

“Police will be out for the duration of the festival as thousands of people are expected to descend on the venue to celebrate the start of the New Year.

“We want people to enjoy the festival but not at the expense of other’s safety, so make sure you behave responsibly and think before you drink,” Inspect Bell said.

At last year’s Field Day, over 160 people were arrested and charged with the possession of prohibited drugs.

Police are also urging anyone under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or who feels unwell, to seek professional medical attention.

“We repeat these warnings every year and will continue to prioritise the safety and wellbeing of all festival-goers, we want Field Day 2019 to be an incident-free event.

“Poor choices can have serious consequences and we urge all people attending these festivals to remain safe, look after your friends, and don’t risk your health or your good reputation,” Inspect Bell added.

For further information on the festival, click here.