This is not a new craze but it is becoming more popular.
Amateur DJ’s putting on unplanned events to make a quick amount of cash without consequence. In the last 6 weeks we have seen the tragedy that can unfold at these young adult celebrations. This Bayswater party was a great example
The same DJ (I know) has been recently actively sourcing venues to earn more money. It’s probably something the ATO could look at if they had more resources !!
This is how they go about it:
Source a venue
Book the venue under another family members name
Charge on the door $10-$15
Promote it as an open party on Facebook
Get in as many people in the first few hours before the Police shut it down
BAM!! Thousands of dollars have now been made
In most cases they don’t care if they lose their bond. They don’t care if they have no security or their mates are assisting . They don’t care if people get injured. Maybe if their production gear was taken away from them it could be a deterrent!!
The authorities are powerless to stop this as they don’t have anything relevant to charge them with
This is why this will continually happen unless we have correct legislation in place to prevent these fools from hosting these uncontrolled events
Venues need to become more savvy when excepting these types of bookings instead of looking at the revenue that could be made from hiring the hall. Ask more questions and have a stringent check list
Parents need to quiz their teens to establish exactly where they are going and who is in charge. At the very least parents can ring the Police and establish if the party is registered. If it is not then the alarm bells should be ringing.