POLICE are preparing for another wild New Year's Eve in Victoria's coastal hubs, warning they won't tolerate boozed-up behaviour.
Police on the Mornington Peninsula are cracking down on alcohol-related violence on the night with Operation Dry-Gate, the Herald Sun reports.
Dry-Gate aims to put a cap on the streams of alcohol brought into the Mornington Peninsula during New Year's Eve festivities.
Chief Insp Ron Cooke said the operation was important in reducing alcohol-related violence and public order in general.
"The operation was initiated last year and it worked really well in terms of deterring people coming to the peninsula to drink and act up," he said.
"We've had problems on the peninsula in the past with alcohol-fuelled gatherings.
"Operation Dry-Gate is designed to deter people from bringing in large amounts of alcohol to these gatherings.
"The gatherings are often initiated via social media.
"During past New Year's Eve celebrations, we've dealt with groups of intoxicated youth gathering on Point Nepean Rd between Rye and Portsea.
"We just won't tolerate this inconsiderate behaviour."
Police will set up an intercept point at Rye, confiscating any alcohol brought to the peninsula.
Vehicles will also be routinely checked for traffic offences and roadworthiness.
Police are also gearing up to slug drunks on the streets of Melbourne's CBD with on-the-spot fines.
Assistant Commissioner Andrew Crisp said police would be saturating the city to ensure public safety when seeing in the New Year.
"We'll have a strong contingent of foot patrols monitoring hot spots around the city," he said.
Water police will be monitoring areas around Docklands Harbour and on the Yarra and Transit police will be out and about on trains, trams, buses and at railway stations.
"We want everyone to have an enjoyable time – we won't tolerate any anti-social behaviour that could ruin the night for anyone else," Mr Crisp said.
"Remember that families will be out, enjoying the night together, so be mindful of your behaviour.
"If you're drunk and making a menace of yourself, police will intervene."
Police are also reminding the public that the CBD and most foreshore areas around the state are alcohol-exclusion zones, meaning open or closed containers of alcohol in these areas are banned.
Read more at the Herald Sun.