Keeping our waterways safe these September school holidays

Gold Coast Water Police will be conducting Operation Papa Cascavel over the September school holiday period and will be targeting anti-social behaviour on the waterways.

Brisbane Water Police, Gold Coast Rapid Action Patrol and POLAIR will joining forces to ensure water ways are kept safe over this period.

Keep in mind the following fines are in place for those making our waterways unsafe for others:

  • Exceed gazetted speed limit – $252
  • Operate ship greater than 6 knots within 60m of anchored vessel – $378
  • Create wash capable of causing marine incident – $378
  • Operate ship without appropriate licence – $504

Just in case you’re not sure what’s classed as unsafe behaviour on the waterways, here are a few examples…


If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via 24hrs per day.

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