Five arrested after out-of-control house party in Moranbah

FILE PIC: Police were called to a party on Sunday morning, where five people were arrested.
FILE PIC: Police were called to a party on Sunday morning, where five people were arrested. Chrissy Harris

FIVE people were arrested after an out-of-control party in Moranbah at the weekend.

It comes as police received "multiple phone calls" over the party in Shannon Drive in the early hours of Sunday August 13.

When police arrived, they will allege party-goers began spilling out on to the street.

Police say the party was then shut down due to "anti-social behaviour" of about 50 heavily intoxicated people at the private property.

Officers found a number of smashed bottles in the street and party goers were fighting in the yard, it is alleged.

Moranbah Police Acting Sergeant Adam Dyer said officers then attempted to move the large crowd that had caused a disturbance in the street.

As a result, five people were arrested and seven infringement notices were issued for public nuisance offences and obstruct police.

"The anti-social behaviour and public nuisance offending of those in attendance at the party had a major impact on other residents who usually enjoy their normally quiet residential street," Acting Sgt Dyer said.

"Moranbah Police are committed to tackling anti-social behaviour and charging those committing public order offences."

Acting Sgt Dyer reminded Moranbah residents that if they are organising a party they can register it at Moranbah Police Station, where they will be issued with wristbands that can be given to party-goers making it easy to identify anyone that is not invited to the party.


"Police have a number powers to deal with events that become, or are likely to become, significant or serious out of control events."

A number of offences can be committed by those involved in an out of control event such as:

  • It is an offence to organise an out of control event
  • It is an offence for a parent to give permission for their child to organise an out of control event
  • It is an offence to cause an out of control event, i.e by gate crashing a party
  • It is an offence to contravene any direction given at such an event.

The maximum penalty for organising an out of control event is $12,100 or one year in jail.

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