Everyone enjoys going to or hosting a party. For young people it is certainly a part of growing up and celebrating special occasions with their friends.
There are many things to consider when planning a party, and good planning can reduce the risk of potential problems on the night. This site provides some great ideas to help you make your party safe, lawful and enjoyable for everyone concerned including, parents, hosts and guests.
Register your party
Party Safe allows you to register your party with your local police.
More information on how to register your Party Safe party and what this will mean for your party is available on our Party Safe Registration page.
Try and register your party at least two weeks beforehand so that police are able to supply you with all your Party Safe wristbands and other helpful information well in time for your party.
Share your thoughts: Have you registered a party with Police? We would greatly appreciate your completing the Party Safe Survey and giving us your feedback on the QPS Party Safe Program.
These information sheets have some great ideas to assist in holding successful, safe and lawful parties for everyone concerned including parents, hosts and guests.
- Party Safe Brochure ( 1698 KB)
- Party Safe Registration Form ( 54 KB)
- Party Safe for Hosts: Planning Tips and Checklist ( 130 KB)
- Party Safe for Guests ( 106 KB)
- Party Safe for Parents ( 96 KB)
Out-of-control parties and events
New laws have come into effect which will impact anyone who organises, or is involved in, and event that becomes or could become out-of-control.
See the Out-of-control events Frequently asked questions (FAQ) ( 495 KB)
The Queensland Government, Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation offers a range of resources, information and fact sheets on Liquor Compliance issues. Links to some relevant information is set out below:
For more information from the Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation go to www.olgr.qld.gov.au
More information on the laws regarding noise from a party is contained in our information sheet Noisy Parties: What you need to know ( 390 KB)
Information on alcohol and other drugs
For general information about alcohol-related health issues and Australian Government policy go to http://www.alcohol.gov.au.
For more information about the effects and impact of alcohol and other drugs you can go to:
- Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs (ATOD) www.health.qld.gov.au/atod/drug_info/default.asp
The Queensland Health’s Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs website provides information and resources on the effects and impact of alcohol and other drug use.
- Australian Drug Foundation
The Australian Drug Foundation’s DrugInfo website offers information about alcohol and other drugs and the prevention of related harm.
Safe Driving: Alcohol and Drugs
The Queensland Government Department of Transport and Main Roads has information to improve awareness of the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol and other drugs. For more information go to www.tmr.qld.gov.au/Safety/Driver-guide/Alcohol-and-drugs.aspx
If you are unable to handle a situation, call the local police or, in an emergency or life threatening situation, call Triple Zero (000).
For confidential 24-hour alcohol and drug information and counselling, free call the Alcohol and Drug Information Service on 1800 177 833.