Police out in force ahead of week-long bush doof
Authorities will take a zero tolerance approach to misbehaviour on Noosa North Shore and Teewah Beach where up to 1500 schoolies are expected for a week-long party.
Police said they were aware of a Facebook group - dubbed Schoolies Bush Doof - which was due to start from November 21-28.
The group has 1500 people and says it's for "no soft c---s, proper bush doof".
Noosa police officer-in-charge Senior Sergeant Ben Carroll said officers from his station, as well as Wide Bay, Gympie, Tin Can Bay and tactical crime, as well as Queensland Parks and Wildlife rangers, would be set up for the full week.
Sen-Sgt Carroll said vehicle checks would be conducted at the barge to Noosa North Shore and at Rainbow Beach, as well as random breath tests and occupancy checks.
He said a police presence would be felt at Inskip Point and Double Island as well.
"Police will take a zero-tolerance approach to any dangerous driving behaviour and alcohol-fuelled violence or anti-social behaviour," Sen-Sgt Carroll said.
"We are encouraging school leavers to enjoy their end of year celebrations without causing harm to themselves, others or the environment.
"Basically, have a good time but behave."
Sen-Sgt Carroll said the popular campgrounds were booked out but said that there was no way of knowing how many were school leavers.
He said he was aware of the bush doof group and said there would be no issues if people behaved themselves.
"There is a lot of talk on social media about this bush doof but we don't know how many are actually going to come," he said.
"So we will plan for the worst and hope for the best."