• Jason Regan

Police urge Murray Mallee residents to ring in New Year safely

Murray Mallee Police are reminding the public that short term dry zone areas have been declared at various spots at Mannum, Morgan and Cadell this New Year’s Eve.



Possession or consumption of alcohol in a prohibited area carries an on the spot fine of $252.


The following dry zones will be in place at:

  • Morgan Riverfront 4 pm 31 December 2021 – 9 am 1 January 2022

  • Cadell Riverfront 4 pm 31 December 2021 – 9 am 1 January 2022

  • Randell Street, Mannum 6 pm 31 December 2021 – 11 pm 31 December 2021

  • Arnold Park, Mannum 6 pm 31 December 2021 – 11 pm 31 December 2021

  • Shearer Car Park, Mannum 6 pm 31 December 2021 – 11 pm 31 December 2021

  • Anna Street, Mannum 6 pm 31 December 2021 – 11 pm 31 December 2021

  • Mary Ann Reserve, Mannum 6 pm 31 December 2021 – 11 pm 31 December 2021

  • Bolto Reserve, Mannum 6 pm 31 December 2021 – 8 am 1 January 2022

  • Haythorpe Reserve, Mannum 6 pm 31 December 2021 – 8 am 1 January 2022

Police say they want everyone to have a safe and happy New Year’s Eve, but antisocial, violent or drunken behaviour will not be tolerated.


Those choosing to celebrate along the Murray River are asked to remember that alcohol and water don’t mix, whether you are on a boat, jetski or swimming.


The private use of fireworks is banned and poses a significant risk to public safety and property, especially during the Fire Danger Season. The only people that can legally use fireworks or conduct a fireworks display are licensed pyrotechnicians providing they have a schedule 9 or 10 permits from CFS. Any breaches carry a $407 on the spot fine.