Safe Summer

Safe Summer web spotlight

What comes to mind when you think ‘Summer’? barbecues with friends? fun in the sun? picnics in the park?

Summer time means a rise in parties as end of year celebrations and public holiday events take place.  Sadly this also means a rise in antisocial, illegal and potentially dangerous behaviour.

This summer you will see ACT Policing around Canberra, routinely patrolling licensed premises in all entertainment precincts to identify any problem areas or people.

ACT Policing want you to enjoy all that the summer nightlife has to offer but if you act irresponsibly and break the law, you will face the consequences. Police will be issuing Criminal Infringement Notices (CINs) for antisocial and illegal behaviour. A list of CINs can be found here.

Drink responsibly, think ahead and remember your summer for the right reasons.



If you’re heading out of Canberra this holiday season, plan your trip. Make sure you’re well rested, your car is in good condition, you have plenty of time and have planned a few breaks along the way.

Police will do our part by targeting dangerous drivers, but everyone has a part to play. Drive to the conditions, don’t rush, be patient in traffic and take regular breaks.

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