history of blue light

Blue Light is a successful program internationally, with every State and Territory in Australia participating, as well as New Zealand, Fiji, Cook Islands and Papua New Guinea.

Blue Light aims to assist the police to rectify the imbalance of pro-active and re-active policing where young people are concerned. It does this by providing young people with positive lifestyle alternatives and strategies to avoid becoming an offender or victim of crime.

Blue Light promotes the police as offering an integrated pro-active youth service which takes a holistic approach to helping young people.

Objectives of the events

  • To provide safe, healthy, supervised entertainment for young people in an environment which excludes drugs, alcohol consumption and violence.

  • To develop and encourage better relations and improved communication between young people, Police and adult members of the community.

  • To prevent the occurrence of crime with youths, either as victims or perpetrators, whilst at the events.
  • To ensure funds raised are used for persons or organisations within the Victorian community, particularly those relating to young people.