Safe celebrations in Rockingham

29 January 2018

Close to 1,000 young people heard our Don’t Drink and Drown message as they partied on the beach over the school holidays.

The City of Rockingham’s drug- and alcohol-free Youth Beach Party included a DJ, chill-out areas, volleyball and waterslides, as well as free food and drink on picturesque Rockingham foreshore.
Young people playing a game on the beach
With four young people drowning each year in WA – and 30% of these drownings involving alcohol – this was an important opportunity for Royal Life Saving WA to spread the Don’t Drink and Drown message.
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Our Don’t Drink and Drown campaign aims to reduce the number of alcohol-related drowning deaths and injuries in the high-risk 15- to 24-year-old age group. We organised games and activities at the beach party to promote four key messages: know your limits; only swim during the day and in well-lit areas; never swim alone; and look after your mates. 

This was the second time Royal Life Saving WA has attending City of Rockingham’s Youth Beach party, and we hope it won't be the last. To find out more about the Don't Drink and Drown campaign, click below. 



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