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Leavers 2022 Information Pack for accommodation & tourism industry

Year 12 exams are almost over and the countdown is on to Leavers WA 2022.

Leavers events officially take place from Monday 21st November to Thursday 25th November 2022, however an estimated 9,500 Year 12 (or equivalent) students are expected to arrive in the region from this Sunday.

If you missed the Leavers Accommodation Partner Briefing hosted online, you can access the presentation here.

Visit the official Leavers WA website or follow via socials

The website has comprehensive information for Leavers and their parents including an event schedule, wristbands sales, collection points and an interactive bus map. You can also bookmark the Leavers linktr.ee/LeaversWA. 

Real-time information about the event will also be shared via Facebook and Instagram feeds.

Wristband Sales

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.

Wristbands must be pre-purchased online, before being picked up in region via a wristband collection point using your receipt of purchase, proof of eligibility and photo identification.

Prices:

  • $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

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 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.

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 outside Four Seasons Holiday Park and the resorts across to the bus pick up area at Broadwater on Bussell Hwy, so allow for extra time in your travels.

2022 checklist for participating accommodation operators hosting Leavers

When checking-in Leavers, please attach their accommodation wristband to their left arm. The Leavers wristband will be attached to the right arm. This helps Police, Health officials, security, transport providers and support services to quickly identify Leavers as they head to events
Print copies of the official South West Leavers – no alcohol permitted poster for your venue if adhering to this policy  – you have the right to refuse alcohol if this was outlined in your booking terms and conditions. You are also welcome to host the new law posters about providing alcohol to people under 18.
Review or print the Leavers Helpline contact list
Download and print the following local non-emergency health service information:

Remind your Leaver guests to dress appropriately for the Zone before leaving their accommodation. E.g, Grab your hoodie! It might be warm when they leave, but it gets cool of an evening at the Zone.
Share the “Talking Leavers” online video tutorials with the parents of your Leaver guests.

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.

Download the WA Leavers – Team Accommodation Code of Conduct and create awareness across your management and staff as to the recommendations and guidelines

For any other queries regarding Leavers 2022 arrangements for industry, please contact Peta Fussell on 9780 5947 or 0407 340 472