Melbourne Lord Mayor Robert Doyle has told the working class of Australia to "bogan it up at home" if they intend on causing problems for the city's New Year's Eve plans.
Compared to Sydney's $5 million fireworks show, the $1 million Melbourne show will have two firework displays and various entertainment for the 500,000 expected attendees. Sniffer dogs will accompany 600 uniformed and plain-clothed police officers intent on keeping party-goers safe.
Ambulance Victoria operations manager Paul Holman assures of the 40 paramedics on duty for the event. "We have just one message. Look after yourselves, party hard, party safe, but look after your mates," Mr Holman said.
While Melbourne is enjoying the additional resources, coastal towns in the Mornington Peninsula and Bass Coast shires have had to make do with tightened liquor laws, expanding no-alcohol zones, increased fines for public drinking and police with rights to confiscate booze.
Oh, snap! Party safe, Victoria. I'm sick of seeing those terrible anti-binge drinking TV advertisements up here in Queensland.
And don't forget not to drink and drive; you're bad enough drivers sober.