Registering your party with police provides police with the opportunity to supply you with advice and resources to help in organising a safe and lawful party. It also ensures that if things do go wrong on the night, police have the information necessary to quickly and effectively deal with any issues.
How to register your party
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.
Once you have registered your party, police can provide you with a Party Safe poster and non-reusable Party Safe wristbands, to use on the night. The Party Safe wristbands help make identification of invited guests easier and the Party Safe poster helps you let everyone know that your party has been registered with local police.
Please note: The Party Safe resources, including the non-reusable Party Safe wristbands, are only available to supply private events, and can only be supplied while stocks last. Whilst Queensland Police Service appreciates the continued registration of Party Safe parties from commercial operators (i.e. DJ's, party planners, event planners, venues etc.) it is unable to supply Party Safe resources for commercial operations.
Will police show up at my party if I register?
Registration of your party provides police with the opportunity to supply you with advice and resources to help in organising a safe and lawful party. It does not mean police will provide security for your party or that police will attend your party. The aim of police is not to turn up and ruin your night. However, on the day of the party police may attend or drive past the party address, or telephone you, to check that the party is proceeding safely.
Remember that, irrespective of whether your party is registered, police will respond to public complaints about party noise or the conduct of your guests, if the party gets out of hand or if it comes to the attention of police that an offence is being committed. The capacity of police to undertake patrols, or respond to an incident at a party, will depend on the resources available at the time and the nature of the event in question.
What about alcohol?
Registration of your party with local police is not a licence or approval to supply alcohol. You and your guests are still bound by relevant liquor licensing laws.
If you are intending to sell or supply liquor at a party or event you may be in breach of liquor licensing laws. For more information on liquor licensing laws go to the Queensland Government Liquor and gaming webpage or contact 13 QGOV (13 74 68).
What about party noise?
Registration of your party with local police does not permit you to make as much noise as you like. Irrespective of whether your party is registered, police will respond to public complaints about party noise or the conduct of your guests, if the party gets out of hand or if it comes to the attention of police that an offence is being committed.
For more information on the police response, and the laws, relating to excessive noise see our Noisy parties page.