POLICE say they were pleased with behaviour as thousands of holidaymakers visited the region for New Year's Eve celebrations.
Only one arrest was made in Warrnambool on New Year's Eve, Warrnambool police sergeant David McDonald said.
"It was a good night and overall police were pleased with the behaviour of those out celebrating, with the majority of people having a good time," Sergeant McDonald said.
"It was relatively quiet and the behaviour was good."
One man was arrested for drunk and disorderly behaviour.
However a number of thefts have been reported at Warrnambool's foreshore caravan parks of items such as bicycles, Sergeant McDonald said, prompting a warning for campers to secure any personal items at their sites.
On New Year's Day police impounded the first car in Warrnambool of 2022.
The man was caught by Warrnambool Highway Patrol driving suspended.
His car was impounded for 30 days at a cost of $1130 and he will have a date at the Magistrates' Court in the near future.
Police in Port Fairy, Portland and Hamilton reported a quiet night with little notable activity.
Police made 48 arrests as part of New Year's Eve operations across the state, Deputy Commissioner Rick Nugent said.
"New Year's Eve is one of our biggest statewide policing operations, with thousands of our officers working hard at all hours of the day and night to keep the community safe," Deputy Commissioner Nugent said.
"Overwhelmingly our police saw great behaviour by crowds overnight, both in the city and at suburban and regional community celebrations, with people taking responsibility for their own behaviour and looking out for their mates.
"There were a small number of people who did the wrong thing. Those people faced a swift response from police so celebrations weren't spoiled for the broader community."
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