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Surfers Paradise Police pleased with Schoolies


Schoolies Stage on Surfers Paradise Beach

Photo Surfers Paradise Local

Police Minister Mark Ryan joined Police Commissioner Katarina Carroll on the Gold Coast today to give an overview of the first official night of Schoolies.

Thousands of school leavers kicked off their first night of celebrations at the Schoolies Hub and in the Surfers Paradise precinct with first-night crowds comparable to last year’s celebrations.  

Commissioner Carroll said police were extremely pleased with the behaviour of the crowds, with the vast majority of school leavers acting responsibly.

“It’s great to see our Safer Schoolies celebrations back for 2022 and I’d like to thank everyone who attended for their cooperation with police and our partner agencies who play an essential role in this event,” Commissioner Carroll said.

“I was out on patrol last night with our local police and saw hundreds of school leavers enjoying themselves and having a fantastic first night. It was also an incredible insight into the work that police do in partnership with organisations like Red Frogs.

“We will continue to have a significant presence over the next week and work with our partners to ensure the safety of all Schoolies.

“It’s a very exciting year for the class of 2022. We wish them the safest of celebrations and continue to remind them to act responsibly, stay safe and watch their mates.”

Minister Ryan said he was happy to see Schoolies looking out for each other and enjoying their celebrations.

“This is such an important time for young people across Queensland and it was great to see them acting responsibly on night one,” Minister Ryan said.

“We had an excellent day on the Gold Coast for day one of Schoolies with our Queensland weather well and truly on display.

“There’s so much to see and do here on the Gold Coast – from theme parks to beaches and many local activities.

 “We encourage school leavers to get out and enjoy themselves and continue to do so safely.”

Attribution: Unedited Queensland Government


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