Sergeant Greg Jones
Sergeant Greg Jones

Overseas locations proving to be popular

More exotic, overseas locations are proving to be popular among school leavers for their Schoolies celebrations this year, with numbers decreasing state-wide compared to last year.

Sargent Greg Jones from Rockhampton and Capricornia Coast PCYC told The Morning Bulletin that school leavers choosing to travel to Fiji or Bali have resulted in a decrease in numbers since last year and it wasn't just Yeppoon that had seen a decrease.

"So far only 35 people have registered for Yeppoon, but there is a 5-7 per cent decrease in numbers state-wide, so it's not just us,” he said.

"We have notice an increase in locations where there isn't a formalised response, like the Sunny Coast or Agnes Waters, or even overseas. This year a lot of kids have gone to Fiji, and there is Bali as well.”

Schoolies Yeppoon will be running until Wednesday November 23rd.



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