At Schoolies 2017, a fake ID site is helping to fuel the problem.
Many schoolies rolled into the town this week flashing their new “student identification” cards — which looked remarkably like NSW drivers’ licences.
The problem being, no such identification has ever been issued to students by the NSW government.
The cards are sold online by proprietors like fakies.com.au, who market them as “novelty”, and cost just $60.
“Our fake ID cards are dispatched from our Melbourne location within two business days,” the website boasts.