The countdown is on to Leavers WA 2021 from Monday 22nd to Thursday 25th November 2021.
Below is an Essential Information pack for partner accommodation providers and transport support services.
Be sure to like the Leavers Facebook page to follow further news and updates in the lead up to this year’s dates.
Download the updated 2021 official Leavers app
The app now includes this year’s bus and event schedule, an interactive bus route map, updated emergency info and critical information to ensure this year’s Leavers have a fun and safe Leavers experience in the South West.
To purchase a wristband, school leavers must pre-register via the Leavers WA Mobile App. The registration includes the uploading of approved evidence of COVID-19 vaccination. Once they have completed registration successfully, they will need to present the generated QR code they receive at the wristband sales locations in Busselton or Dunsborough.
The Leavers wristband is ‘the ticket’ to the Leavers WA Entertainment Zone, and also includes access to BeachFest, the Leavers bus service and Leavers support services.
To purchase a wristband, school leavers must pre-register via the Leavers WA Mobile App, including upload of evidence of at least one COVID-19 vaccination, and present the successfully generated QR code at wristband sales location in Busselton or Dunsborough.
Students will also still need to present two forms of identification . This includes proof that they were enrolled in school (or TAFE equivalent) during the 2021 Leavers year and a form of photo ID. The pre-registration process will also provide event organisers with a contact list for mandatory event contact tracing requirements.
Purchase locations open from 9am, Sunday 21 November:
- Busselton Foreshore: Youth Community & Activities Building (YCAB) – 21 Foreshore Parade, Busselton
- Dunsborough Foreshore: Centennial Park, 46 Geographe Bay Rd, Dunsborough
- $110 for a four day pass – exclusive Leavers only access the Zone, Meelup Beachfest and daily transport services between Busselton, Dunsborough and Yallingup)
- $50 for a day pass to the Zone and transport only – Meelup Beachfest not included
EFTPOS only, no cash.
Access to the Leavers Entertainment Zone and Meelup BeachFest
The Leavers bus is the only way!
Quickest and safest access to and from The Zone and BeachFest at Meelup is via the official bus stops and park and ride locations located in Busselton, Broadwater and Dunsborough. This bus service is included in the wristband purchase. Private vehicles, taxis, on-demand-transport or other charter vehicles do not have direct access to either site.
Bus charter or minibus services for accommodation venues located outside the official bus route will have access to a designated pick-up and drop-off area, close to the Busselton (see map) and Dunsborough (see map) bus pick up area. We recommend outlining clear timeframes and meeting points with your guests and using the same routine for the entire week.
South West Coach Lines (official wristband bus service provider) recommend an early drop-off between 7pm-8pm and a return service between 12.00-12.30pm (Zone closes 1am). Royal Life Saving WA suggest a drop-off between 10.30am-11.30am and return service between 2.00pm-3.00pm for your guests to make the most of the Meelup BeachFest on Wednesday 24th November.
No public parking or access will be available at the Leavers Entertainment Zone. There will be a road closure from 6pm – 1.30am of Vasse-Yallingup Siding Road from Quindalup Siding Road to Chain Avenue, for each night of the Leavers Entertainment Zone.
No public parking or access will be available to the Meelup BeachFest on the Wednesday. There will be traffic management in place. Please use the park-n-rides in Dunsborough Town or the Leavers bus to get to the beach.
There will also be traffic management and speed reductions in effect from 9.00am Saturday 20 November until 4.00pm Friday 26 November 2021 outside Four Seasons Holiday Park and the resorts across to the bus pick up area at Broadwater on Bussell Hwy.
2021 checklist for participating accommodation operators hosting Leavers
The sessions, recorded this year cover: the role WA Police; ways to speak with your teenager about alcohol and other drugs; tips for young drivers and their passengers. It also covered helpful info and tips from event partners and volunteers: The Green Team, Royal Life Saving WA, Red Frogs, Hope Community Services and the WA AIDS Council.