Safe partying

Safe partying tips for young people

  • We can still have fun without pushing our bodies too hard. Sleep, eat, get some down time and take care of yourself.
  • Set your own standards. You are likely to be faced with new opportunities and decisions at schoolies.  Don’t do something because everyone else is doing it, especially if you know you will regret it after.
  • Look after your friends. Don’t leave your friends on their own. Help your friends stay away from risky situations.
  • For each celebration (day or night) nominate someone who hasn’t used alcohol or drugs to stay sober.
  • Arrange a meeting point so if you do get separated from your friends, you know where to go.
  • If you choose to use drugs, tell your friends what you have taken and how much. This makes it easier for the ambulance officers to help if you get into trouble.
  • At Schoolies, we may be more likely to be in situations where we are faced with sexual propositions and opportunities.  Be prepared and carry condoms/dental dams. Think about what consent really is: Only yes means yes.
  • It is impossible to know what drug you are taking. To be completely safe, say no.  If you choose to use any drug, try a little bit first to see if you have any side effects and so you can feel how strong the drug is and remember don't use anything whilst alone.
  • It is hot out there- watch out for heatstroke.  The risk of dehydration and heat stroke is increased when we consume alcohol or drugs. Drink lots of water, wear sunscreen, rest and stay out of the sun.
  • Mixing can get messy. The effects of drugs can be unpredictable, but when mixed with alcohol can get out of control quickly.


    Call 000 if anyone is passed out or in trouble. Paramedics don’t need to involve the police.

  • Coming down after the Schoolies high. Schoolies is an intense week and you might feel flat or low coming back to reality after a week of partying. Take it easy and plan to look after your mental and physical health – plan some enjoyable and healthy activities when you get home.


Schoolies Week

Schoolies Week is a three-week graduation festival celebrated by Year 12 school leavers from every corner of Australia. The festival takes place after student graduation in mid to late November

Ensuring your safety at Schoolies is priority number one. The team at Schoolies want to ensure you have a safe and memorable holiday, so they have a number of safety measures in place for you while you celebrate finishing school. For more information, go to Schoolies.