31 Oct STAY OUT OF TROUBLE ON HALLOWEEN
Halloween is supposed to be scary – but it shouldn’t be dangerous.
Halloween is becoming more and more popular in Australia and home occupiers are finding it tough to navigate the DO’s and DON’T’s for the day! We have set out a quick guide below to help you stay on the right side of the law this Halloween.
Tricks and treats are great, but Halloween is all about the grotesque and frightful costumes! However, when planning your Halloween costume, there are some things to keep in mind. If you plan on using a prop weapon, use them wisely and only once arrived at your Halloween destination. You do not want to frighten members of the public. A charge of being armed or pretending to be armed, carries the same penalty.
Tricks and Treats
As we all know by now – never give children food items that aren’t commercially wrapped! Some great ideas instead are individually wrapped chocolate bars and lollies, juice boxes and fun shaped and sized erasers!
Show whether you want to participate visibly from the outside of your home
Not everyone is into Halloween and it’s important that we respect each other’s boundaries on all occasions. We suggest that the best method to show if you want to participate into Halloween, is by showing from a visible distance from the street – decorate your house, dress up and stand on the porch, or have a small sign saying trick and treaters welcome! But even if you are in the spirit of all things spooky, keep all Halloween activities in your front yard and NEVER invite children into your home.
If you do have trick or treaters arrive and you don’t wish to participate in Halloween, advise them briefly and respectfully you’re not interested or participating. Trick or treaters can’t remain on your property with your permission, but its best to deal with this by way if a simply sign.