[News] Wannabe Schoolies gatecrashers told to stay away

Police Commissioner Katarina Carroll said there would be an increased police presence on the Gold Coast this week.

Police will conduct random checks for concealed weapons within the Safe Night Precinct, while authorities will also conduct venue checks for underage revellers and fake IDs.

Registered school leavers on Saturday began picking up state-sponsored wristbands that give them access to a nightly Schoolies Hub on the beach.

The hub, which is open for seven nights, is a drug-free, alcohol-supervised environment.

“Your wristband is your ticket to free fun with your mates, and the beach hub is the safest place for schoolies to celebrate,” Youth Affairs Minister Meaghan Scanlon said.

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