Cops congratulate Coast revellers on mostly top behaviour

NEW Year's Eve revellers have welcomed in 2016 largely without tarnishing their night by behaving badly.

About 60,000 people celebrated New Year's at public events across the Sunshine Coast, with about 45,000 at Mooloolaba, about 7500 at Noosa Heads, about 5000 at Coolum and about 1000 at Kings Beach in Caloundra.

Emergency services were acutely aware of the potential for trouble in the lead up to the night but did not have to deal with any major incidents.

Sunshine Coast district officer Superintendent Darryl Johnson said there were some minor issues with intoxicated youths entering or attempting to enter the Mooloolaba New Year's Eve Precinct.

Fireworks at Coolum Beach.
New Year's Eve fireworks light up the Coolum night sky. Jason Bull Photography

All up, there were 65 arrests, primarily for alcohol related issues including drunkenness.

There were 57 infringement notices issued and three banning notices.

On the roads police picked up eight drink drivers and 10 drivers with illicit drugs in their systems.

Despite the high number of arrests, Supt Johnson said there were no incidents of significance.

"Sunshine Coast police are really impressed with behaviour of the revellers on New Year's Eve and we congratulate them for that," Supt Johnson said.

He noted there were still some people breaking the law in areas which were intended for families to enjoy New Year's Eve celebrations.

"We will continue not to tolerate that sort of behaviour."