What You Need to Know
The Leavers wristband is your ticket to the entertainment zone, Leavers activities and support services.
Where can I buy one?
In Rottnest, the wristbands will be available when you check in. This will be south of Thomsons, next to the Dome Café, follow the signs.
In Dunsborough, wristbands will be available from the Dunsborough Foreshore (9am - 9pm) and at South West Coachlines in Busselton (39 Albert St, Busselton, 9am - 5pm) from Sunday the 19th of November.
The price of the wristbands is $110.00.
Single-day wristbands are also available for Dunsborough Leavers. These are $50 each and can be purchased from the sales point at Dunsborough Foreshore. Please note these are only valid on the day of purchase and exclude access to the Meelup Beach Day. Same ID and proof of Leaver requirements apply to purchase one.
What do I need to get one?
1. You will need proof that you were a year 12 student or equivalent in 2017; such as a copy of your graduation certificate, a school report, or an original letter from your school or TAFE.
2. You will need photo ID (must be a recent photo) such as the identification below;
- a school identification card with a current photo
- a Transperth SmartRider with your school name on it, a current photo
- driver’s licence.
- A signed letter from your school with attached passport photo signed (original document – no photocopies).
Please note you will need one piece of identification from"1." and "2." above.
Wristband Terms and Conditions
Wristbands can only be purchased by a legitimate Year 12 2017 school Leaver with photo identification.
Wristbands are only valid for the location in which they were purchased, and entitle entry to the Leavers only entertainment zone, Meelup Beach Party and transport service.
Entry is at your own risk.
The right to refuse entry or remove a wristband is reserved.
The Event Organiser and the Venue shall not be held liable for any loss, injury or damages sustained travelling to, entering, or within the premises.
The Event Organiser has a zero tolerance approach with regard to antisocial, aggressive, dangerous or intimidating behaviour, alcohol consumption, consumption and possession of any illicit substance. Any of these activities may result in immediate eviction from the site or will be referred to Police.
Activities such as moshing, crowd surfing and stage diving are dangerous to yourself and others. The Event Organiser takes no responsibility for any injuries or damages caused by these activities. Patrons engaging in these or other dangerous activities will be removed from the site.
No alcohol, glass, bottles, cans, drugs, weapons, cigarettes (including electronic cigarettes), bags or umbrellas will be allowed in the site.
No Smoking in the Leavers Entertainment Zone. This includes electronic cigarettes.
Still Cameras are permitted but no tape recorders, movie or video cameras will be allowed inside the site. No images are permitted to be taken in the first aid / recovery areas.
Wristband holders consent to pictures, filming and sound recording by organisers as members of the audience.
All bags/containers/pockets will be subject to a full search to ensure the safety of patrons.
Patrons maybe subjected to a full body search conducted by WA Police officers should it be required.
Wristband will not be exchanged, nor money refunded after purchase.
Should your wristband be re-sold or transferred it will become void and the holder may be refused entry to, or ejected from the venue.
Police will be onsite. Drug detection strategies and CCTV are in use.
First aid and recovery services will be available at the Zone.
Wristbands may be removed if you are not a legitimate 2017 Leaver, if you are arrested or engage in any illegal activity, if you cause damage, or if you put another Leaver or staff member at risk. This will be at the organisers discretion.
What accommodation providers expect of you
First and foremost that you are respectful of the accommodation, their business and them, they will also let you know the house rules for the venue. Accommodation managers generally have the following rules:
- The registered guest is responsible for the actions of ALL persons in their accommodation.
- No overcrowding. Groups can be evicted due to the actions of one person.
- Keep noise down to avoid disturbing others.
- Be responsible for the clean up of your accommodation and place rubbish in the bins provided.
- Damage to units MUST be reported to the accommodation manager immediately.
- Keep your accommodation secure at all times. Often theft or damage is not covered by insurance.
- Look after your friends, stay together and have a safe time.
What Police expect from you
Police are there to make your time at Leavers safe. Treat the Police the way you expect to be treated. They expect that you respect the town, the community, and your fellow Leavers.
There are a large number of inexperienced drivers on the roads at this time of the year. Most car accidents are caused by driving tired, driving drunk and being inexperienced. Don’t drink and drive. If you are heading out, nominate a driver or leave the car at home, use public transport where available.
- Don’t drive tired. Ensure that there are a few people in the car who can share the driving as a rule try swapping drivers at least every 2 hours.
- Look for “driver reviver” stations. These stations offer refreshments and are provided for your safety.
- The driver is legally responsible for all passengers.
- The driver needs to ensure that seat belts are worn by all passengers.
- Under the new ‘Anti-hoon’ legislation, people who endanger innocent lives through reckless behaviour can now have their vehicles impounded.
Novice driver legislation
- Visit the Office of Road Safety website for the latest information.
- Provisional Drivers who have had their licence for less than 6 months are not allowed to drive between the hours of midnight and 5am unless for work, training or education purposes. Those found driving at these times face fines of $200 and the loss of demerit points.
- Learner and Provision Drivers who fail to display the correct plates identifying their driving status may receive a fine up to $100
- P-plate drivers’ Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) must be zero.
Find out more from the Office of Road Safety website.
Staying Safe on Social Media
Social media is a huge part of Leavers celebrations and can be a great way of recording your Leaver experience and sharing with other Leavers… but it can also have consequences that last a lot longer than a week.
Remember that everyone has a camera phone on them all the time now so you may be filmed at any time and you can be charged for behaviour in these videos.
Make sure your profile is set to private
Leavers is a high profile media event and taking a video/photo is like having a news camera there so you need to protect your privacy by ensuring that your account is set to private.
The instant that you post something anyone can see it and it can be firmly spread all over the internet in minutes.
Think before you share
- Once leavers is over you are going to want to be able to move on and look forward but if you post something compromising the consequences can affect your future
- If you wouldn’t want your parents or future employer to see it it may not be the best idea
- Don’t post something while you are intoxicated… if you do choose to drink wait till the morning till you post something, you don’t want to regret it
- Don’t post compromising or embarrassing pictures of your friends
- Posts on social media often have your location linked to it so if you wouldn’t want them to know where you are don’t accept them as your friend and let them see all of your posts.