Men prosecuted over illegal park rave party
Parks Victoria has successfully prosecuted two men for holding an illegal rave party in the Holey Plains State Park in October 2017.
It has been reported that up to 1000 people paid $60 each to attend the illegal event, which was organised without permits, public safety or emergency procedures or concerns for the natural environment.
Combined, the two men were prosecuted on eight charges including conducting an unlicensed event, erecting equipment without a permit, unlawfully displaying advertising, camping in an area not permitted and driving off-road.
Both men failed to appear and were prosecuted ex-parte at the Sale Magistrates’ Court. The two men from Springvale and Trafalgar received convictions, a fine of $1000 and $2000 respectively, and ordered to pay costs.