Brochure key to Schoolies’ safety

A wallet-sized brochure will be one of the key strategies aimed at ensuring the safety of young school leavers during upcoming Schoolies celebrations at Byron Bay.

An initiative of the Byron Schoolies Safety Response Working Group, the brochure outlines the key messages the community wants to communicate to Schoolies, according to Nicqui Yazdi, co-ordinator of the Schoolies Safety Hub

“It is also important to give messages to them about water and sun safety, how to look after your mates, and simple solutions to common Schoolies stuff-ups, such as ‘stash some cash in a sock or something’ because even a lost wallet can cause huge problems for these young people,” she said.

Ms Yazdi said emergency and other important telephone contacts would also be provided in the brochure.

Also planned, she said, were posters with key messages being provided to venues and holiday accommodation houses where Schoolies were staying.

Ms Yazdi said vital to the Schoolies safety strategy was the actual Safety Hub where volunteers would be providing local knowledge and information.

Volunteers for the Hub during the Schoolies period from November 21 to December 5 were still needed, she said.

Volunteers were important to the whole strategy and not only allowed visitors to be kept safe, but it also helped to keep the Byron Bay community safe and happy.

Anyone who wants to help out or donate beach games equipment can contact Nicqui Yazdi on 0402013177 or email

Byron Schoolies Safety Response Working Group was formed in September

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