Summer safety message

‘Summer Safety in the Bay’ will be the key message delivered by the Byron Schoolies Safety Response team this year to celebrating school leavers at Byron Bay.

And it will be a very visible message.

Thanks to an NRMA grant, the Byron Youth Service and Byron Underage Drinking and Drug Initiative, the Schoolies HUB at Main Beach will be handing out refillable water bottles carrying the ‘Summer Safety in the Bay’ label.

The funding also will cover the cost of 150 identifiable T-shirts for HUB volunteers.

Schoolie’s HUB co-ordinator Nicqui Yazdi said the campaign was a crime prevention strategy, designed to minimise harm to young people during peak holiday times and to assist to protect the local community.

The Byron Schoolies Safety Response is still seeking volunteers to assist at the HUB this year which will be open 24-hours a day, seven days a week from November 19 to December 6.

Volunteers will be rostered on for four-hour shifts. Volunteers who sign up before November will have an opportunity to receive free training in senior first aid.

Registration forms must be filled in and can be collected from the Byron Youth Service offices in the Youth Activities Centre (YAC) 1 Gilmore Crescent.

For more information contact Nicqui Yazdi on 0402 013 177 or email

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