Dared to Be Scared this Halloween?

Trick or Treat!

Dared to Be Scared this Halloween? Image: QPS

Little zombies, ghosts and witches will soon take to the streets alongside bigger monsters and mummies to celebrate Halloween.

Although Halloween continues to gain popularity in Australia, not everybody in Queensland celebrates this spooktacular night and some may find a group of young vampires or skeletons on their doorstep very confronting.

To help you indicate whether Trick or Treaters are welcome at your house or not, the QPS has created posters that can be displayed at your doorstep or on your letterbox.


If Trick or Treaters are welcome at your home, download and print the poster here: colour and b&w.

If you do not wish to participate, download and print the ‘No thanks’ poster here.

We all love a good scare, but not when it comes to the safety of children. To make sure your Halloween doesn’t become a nightmare, Trick or Treaters should:

  • Be accompanied by a mother or father monster at all times (or another responsible witch, ghost or vampire);
  • Black cats love to slink around, but you should walk, not run, between houses and stick to the footpath rather than the road. Black cats don’t want to be seen, and for good reason, but if you wear black, it will reduce your visibility to passing motorists;
  • Never enter a stranger’s house, even if they have invited you in after knocking on their door; and
  • Consider joining your friends on your neighbourhood adventure – there is safety in numbers.