Plea for respect and mateship


EXAMS are over and six years of secondary college are completed, so now it’s time to unwind.

Mornington Peninsula Shire is preparing to welcome scores of young people during Schoolies Week when they will relax on the beach, take in the sights and spend time with friends before moving on to the next chapter in their lives.

To assist, the state-wide response Good Times, Great Breaks (GTGB) aims to ensure the young people celebrate respectfully and safely with minimal impact on the community. It will operate in the coastal shires of Mornington Peninsula, Surf Coast and Bass Coast and has the support of Red Frogs volunteers, DanceWize – Harm Minimisation Victoria drug and alcohol workers, and Victoria Police.

All GTGB officials will be wearing ID with the GTGB logo clearly shown. They will be out and about 9pm-3am, Friday 24 November to Saturday 2 December. Life Saving Victoria volunteers will patrol Sorrento back beach 10am- 6pm, Monday 27 November to Friday 1 December.

School leavers should register at and like it on Facebook and check in at @goodtimesgreatbreaksvictoria for updates.

By registering they gain access to get-home-safe buses, Red Frog’s chill out safe zones, pancake breakfasts, free water and nightly barbecues.

No foreshore camping is available for school leavers.

First published in the Southern Peninsula News – 21 November 2017


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