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We all have a responsibility to make sure a good night out is a safe night out.

To ensure a good night:

  • look out for your mates and stay in a group
  • don’t put a friend in a cab or Uber by themselves, help them get home safely
  • remember many incidents that end in violence could be avoided – get your mates and walk away
  • be aware of cars if you are walking on or across busy roads
  • When you go out make sure you tell someone your plans (who you are going out with, where you are going and when you expect to be home)
  • have your keys ready in your hand as you approach your car, especially if they are hard to find in your bag
  • try and park in car parks that are well lit and have security guards or parking attendants
  • don’t walk to your car alone at night if you can avoid it, ask a friend to escort you.

Emergency+ app

The Emergency+ app is a free app developed by Australia's emergency services and their Government and industry partners.

The app uses GPS functionality built into smart phones to help Triple Zero (000) caller provide critical location details required to mobilise emergency services. More information can be found here.

Keep your kids safe

Parents, guardians and carers have a responsibility to know their kids’ plans for the evening, their transportation method, who they are with and how to contact them. Give them a call or send an SMS during the night and see how they are.

Make sure you safe-guard alcohol in your home so that they can’t access it.

You might like to consider downloading the Australian Police Child ID App. This app is a smartphone application which has been developed to help Australian parents provide information to police in an attempt to locate their children if they go missing.

The application allows families to store photographs and vital information about their children on their mobile phone. If a child goes missing, this information can be immediately provided to authorities.

The application also includes safety advice and checklists for parents on keeping children safe, information about what to do in the hours immediately after a child goes missing and provides quick and efficient access to emergency contact phone numbers.

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