School leavers holidaying in Airlie Beach have been well-behaved so far according to police. Picture: Supplied
School leavers holidaying in Airlie Beach have been well-behaved so far according to police. Picture: Supplied

Police give report card on Airlie Beach Schoolies

SCHOOLIES celebrating the end of a tumultuous year in Airlie Beach have been “behaving very well”.

Police say school leavers from Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Gympie, Gladstone, Tannum Sands, Townsville and Mackay have traded school books for a slice of Whitsunday sun.

Mackay Crime Prevention Unit Sergeant Nigel Dalton said Schoolies had so far been well behaved in their Airlie Beach festivities.

He said police had dealt with “one or two cases”, mostly relating to drinking alcohol in a public place.

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Sgt Dalton said there had also been once incident of public nuisance.

“The rest of the young people who are here are behaving really well,” he said.

“We’re hoping that they engage with lots of activities that are available for them in the Whitsundays.

“It’s been a great pleasure to look after the young people so far.”

Police officers from Bowen, Moranbah, Proserpine, Mackay Tactical Crime Squad, Crime Prevention Unit and the Road Policing Unit are all working with the Whitsunday Police over the Schoolies period.

Red Frog volunteers have been conducting foot patrols of the town area and surrounding suburbs, waterways and marinas.


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