Byron welcomes schoolies

BYRON Bay is preparing to welcome this year’s wave of schoolies with a new accommodating attitude, and the hunt is on for volunteers to help the event run smoothly.

For the first time, the town will provide schoolies with organised activities and entertainment, and will have a central information “hub” near Main Beach.

The new approach is an attempt to minimise the impact on local residents throughout schoolies celebrations and to ensure teenagers have a safe and enjoyable experience.

The hub at Apex Park will act as a meeting point, provide water, music, simple first aid, beach activities, health, visitor and transport services, and information for schoolies about alcohol-free zones and community expectations.

Co-ordinator Nicqui Yazdi said volunteers from all walks of life were needed to work four-hour shifts over mornings, lunch, afternoons and evenings. The shifts will be during the two weeks from November 21 to December 5.

To help, contact Nicqui Yazdi on 0402 013 177.



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