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Get ready for school leavers season and summer

School leavers party on a dance floor

As final exam time and summer approaches, licensees and their staff should be on the lookout for minors, patron capacity and intoxication.

This year school leavers season runs from 25 November to 9 December. During this time your local area may see an influx of young people celebrating the end of school. It’s also summer - which means more parties and larger crowds.

The Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) reminds licensees of their responsibilities to ensure everyone enjoys these celebrations safely.

The following information will assist licensees in briefing staff and security so they know what to expect and do:

  • Use the Licensees’ action plan (PDF, 222.08 KB) to get ready and implement measures to minimise harm. 
  • Take the Minors quiz to refresh your (and your staff’s) knowledge regarding the laws around minors in licensed venues. 

The VCGLR Education team will be out visiting licensees in popular destinations (Mornington Peninsula, Surf Coast, and Bellarine Peninsula) throughout school leavers time with a focus on providing information about the above responsibilities and measures.

Be smart and plan ahead. For more information, see our Under-18 patrons on licensed premises page. 

Article last modified 
17 May 2018