Police issue behaviour warning for Australia Day revellers

Police have charged a member of the Rebels Motorcycle Club over an incident in Butler. Picture: iStock
Police have charged a member of the Rebels Motorcycle Club over an incident in Butler. Picture: iStock

POLICE have warned those planning to party on Australia Day to behave responsibly or else they will face a swift response.

Extra police resources will be on duty throughout the day to ensure planned events go ahead safely and without disruption.

The City’s flagship event, Skyworks, is expected to draw big crowds to the Perth and South Perth foreshores.

Police say they will clamp down quickly on revellers who are affected by alcohol and/or drugs and draw attention to themselves.

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There will be a zero tolerance approach to anti-social behaviour.

There are two designated drinking zones in Langley Park and Kings Park with alcohol permitted in these zones between 6:30pm and 8:45pm.

Drinking outside these zones is against the law and offenders face a $200 fine.

Juveniles are allowed in the drinking zones but underage drinking will not be tolerated.

Police have powers to seize alcohol, even if unopened, from anyone drinking and deemed to be causing or likely to cause undue offence, annoyance, disturbance or inconvenience to others.

For further information relating to Skyworks and Australia Day events visit the City of Perth web page http://visitperthcity.com/skyworks