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Parents play an important role in preparing their teens for end-of-year celebrations. If your teenager is planning to partake in Schoolies, it’s important to talk to your teen about their plans. 

The Queensland Government’s Safer Schoolies Initiative does not promote participation in Schoolies but seeks to enhance the safety and responsible behaviour of school leavers at the Gold Coast, Airlie Beach and Yeppoon. Each location provides services to support school-leavers, including street patrols, walk-home services, schoolies-only areas, free water and medical assistance.

The Safer Schoolies Initiative will be hosting Schoolies information sessions for parents across the Gold Coast in August and September. These sessions will include presentations by, the Queensland Police Service, Queensland Health, the Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation, Crime Stoppers Qld, Red Frogs Australia and Schoolies Response personnel. The session will cover the Community Safety Response, what to expect at Schoolies, what services are available and how to help your teen have a safe Schoolies experience.  

Parent’s sessions will run:

Tuesday 25 August  7-8pm  BOOK HERE 

Upper Coomera Community Centre, 90 Reserve Road Upper Coomera

Tuesday 1 September  6-7pm BOOK HERE 

Southport Community Centre, Lawson Street Southport

Thursday 3 September 6-7pm BOOK HERE 

Varsity Lakes Community Centre, Maddocks Road, Varsity Lakes

For parents that cannot attend the information sessions...

Be sure to follow our Schoolies Information for Parents facebook page  - where we provide important information about what happens at Schoolies, the Safety Response, and up-to-date information across the Schoolies period. 

More information and advice for parents and guardians of schoolies is available on the Schoolies website​