Alcohol-related assaults are on the rise in the holiday town of Byron Bay in northern New South Wales.
NSW Police Association president Scott Weber said on Tuesday that alcohol-related assaults were up 20% since 2009/10.
Byron Bay is a popular holiday destination.
AAP reports Mr Weber urged the Office of Liquor, Gaming & Racing to introduce measures similar to those imposed on Newcastle - including shorter trading hours, restrictions on the sale of high alcohol content drinks and late-night lock-outs - to stem the trend.
"We can't have boozed-up thugs ruining one of Australia's most idyllic towns," he said in a statement.