Police urge Skyfire attendees to leave the fireworks for the sky

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ACT Policing will be targeting anti-social behaviour and alcohol-related offences at Skyfire tomorrow night (Saturday, March 16), with the Canberra community urged to do the right thing in and around the event. 

While police want everyone to have a good time, there will be a zero tolerance approach to alcohol-fuelled violence and antisocial behaviour. 

ACT Policing’s Operational Commander for the Skyfire event, Superintendent Rich Breiner, emphasised the importance of acting responsibly and planning ahead. 

“Skyfire is a family-friendly event, and we want everyone to enjoy the fireworks, we are also urging people to consider how their behaviour may impact on others enjoyment,” said Superintendent Breiner. 

“If you are intending on drinking at the event, please act responsibly and plan how you are going to get home in advance. 

“We would also urge people to plan their transportation, as several roads will be closed to account for the high number of pedestrians in and around the event. 

“If you are driving, take your time, plan to arrive early, and have patience on the roads when leaving the event. 

“We want everyone to remember the event for the right reasons, and anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated.” 

Canberrans are also reminded that a police presence will continue in the city after the event, with members from the Territory Targeting Team and patrols working to make the City as safe as possible.  



POLICE MEDIA — (02) 5126 9070,  act-police-media@afp.gov.au  

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