Partygoers bolt after police bust illegal drum gathering, Brunswick Heads

A large drum party in Brunswick Heads has been busted overnight, after police caught over 100 people gathered and dancing.

Officers from the Tweed/Byron Police District were called to a park along South Beach Road around 7.00pm, following reports of the large gathering.

On arrival, police report hearing loud drums and seeing around 100 people dancing. A lot of people noticed the arrival of police and ran from the location.


A 45-year-old man, a 42-year-old man and a 38-year-old woman were stopped, and following inquiries have now been fined $1,000 each.

Multiple infringements have been handed out within the Northern New South Wales area, as a result of a three-day licencing operation.

Over the weekend, police inspected businesses in Evans Head, Coraki, Rappville, Lismore, West Ballina and Lennox Head.

One venue on Richmond Terrace in Coraki copped a warning for not having a safety marshall on site, and a man was issued a PIN for providing security without a licence at a football event in West Ballina.

While on Saturday night, a venue along Byron Street in Lennox Head was found without a safety marshall, and many mingling patrons with limited social distancing.

The venue will be issued with two PINs for failing to comply with noticed direction Section 7/8/9 – Covid-19 – Corporation ($5,000) and obstruct doorway serving as or forming part of fire exit – Corporation ($1,500).

During the operation, nine licensing audits were conducted on licensed premises as well as 12 business inspections.

Police continue to appeal to the community to report suspected breaches.

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