Sometimes, things that don't seem to be a big deal can have serious consequences.
If you're convicted of a criminal offence, you could have difficulty getting a job or even be prevented from obtaining a visa to travel overseas.
Fines correct at time of publishing however they may increase.
Police and Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation inspectors can issue on-the-spot fines for:
- drinking in a public place (18 years and over): $110
- underage drinking or possession of liquor in a public place, even if you're holding a drink for your friend who is over 18: $247*
- being under 18 and found on licensed premises: $330*
- being under 18 and found drinking or just holding a drink for a friend on licensed premises $247*
*or you could be taken to court and fined for each offence you commit up to a total of $2750
If you’re 18 and you supply alcohol to your underage mates you could face a fine of $8800.
- Possessing or supplying illegal drugs can lead to severe penalties.
- Supplying others with illegal drugs is a serious criminal offence.
- Possessing a device that is used for smoking cannabis is an offence.
- In Queensland, 17 year olds are classed as adult offenders.
Don't fake it! It's illegal to use someone else's ID or make a fake ID.
- If you use a friend's ID you may be fined $330* on the spot.
- If you lend your ID to a friend you may be fined up to $550* and the ID may be confiscated on the spot.
- If you deface an ID to use it you may be fined $440* on the spot.
- If you make and use a fake ID you may be fined $660* on the spot.
*or you could be taken to court and fined for each offence you commit up to a total of $4400
All fake IDs will be confiscated.