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Schoolies 2022 revellers praised for good behaviour as police operation concludes

Monday, 05 December 2022 11:47:23 AM

NSW Police have commended the overall behaviour of 2022 Schoolies revellers in taking care of each other and making good choices as the police operation concluded yesterday.

NSW Schoolies 2022 ran from Thursday 24 November 2022 until yesterday (Sunday 4 December 2022), where many school leavers converged on the northern parts of NSW, including Byron Bay, and southern parts of Queensland including the Gold Coast.

Officers from Tweed/Byron conducted a high-visibility operation, assisted by specialist police from the Dog and Mounted Unit, Youth Command, Police Transport Command, and Public Order and Riot Squad, across the Byron Bay region.

During the operation, police conducted more than 1,300 random breath tests and inspected more than 45 business inspections. A total of nine people were issued move-on directions.

Tweed/Byron Police District Commander, Superintendent David Roptell, praised the overall behaviour of those who attended 2022 Schoolies.

“Schoolies is about enjoying yourself without regret, making good decisions and having fun safely with friends and it is pleasing that this year’s attendees did just that,” Superintendent Roptell said.

“Our officers were impressed with the young people who attended and made sure their celebrations were memorable for the right reasons. We wish them all the best as they move into the next chapter of their lives.”