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MAKING A DONATION
To make a donation you can either -
Mail a cheque made out to Qld Blue Light Association Inc, to:
PO Box 3305
Tingalpa DC QLD 4173, or
Direct Deposit to:
Account Name: Qld Blue Light Assoc Inc
BSB 124 030 Account: 10376746
Dont forget a return address for your receipt
Our Blue Light Volunteers conduct fully supervised, drug and alcohol free events for youth under 18 years of age.
Event times, dates & age restrictions vary by Branch.
Check out what’s on at your local Blue Light Branch this month .
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Blue Light is a police youth programme designed to encourage better relations between the police, young people, their parents and the community. It does this by involving young people in supervised cultural, social and sporting activities in an environment free from alcohol, drugs and violence. It uses every opportunity to positively promote the police to news media and the community.
Blue Light has developed into a crime reduction initiative, which aims primarily to identify and address the needs of young people who are ‘at risk’. These young people could come from a dysfunctional home, be economically disadvantaged, have come into contact with the police or youth services, or have been identified as being at risk by parents, friends or teachers.
The first official Blue Light Disco in Queensland was held at the Albert Waterways Community Hall on the Gold Coast on the 26th July, 1984. This first disco attracted 219 young people, with the average attendance for the remainder of 1984 being 536. The Queensland Blue Light Association Incorporated was officially incorporated on the 1st May, 1986.
There are currently 77 Blue Light Branches throughout Queensland, covering an area from Torres Strait to St George. Remote areas such as Barcoo, Charleville, Cunnamulla and Longreach all benefit from programs run by their local Blue Light Branch. An average of 100,000 young people attend a Blue Light function in Queensland each year, participating in activities such as dances, skating, movie nights, pool parties, sports, camps and our EDGE program.
Our Staff & Volunteers
The mission of the Queensland Blue Light Association Incorporated is to enhance the lives of youths under 18, especially those at risk, enabling them to achieve their highest potential by fostering a better relationship with the police, their parents and the community.
This is achieved by providing and supporting committed volunteers to supervise cultural, social and sporting activities in an environment free from alcohol, drugs and violence.
Through this supportive, community based environment we encourage youths to develop leadership, self-
Primarily known for our Discos, (we call them Dance Parties now) Blue Light has evolved to offer a large variety of activities to the young people of Queensland. At a Branch level we offer Movie Nights, Skating, Pool Parties, Camping Trips and themed events. QBLAI State Office organises two styles of camps, as well as our ongoing EDGE program.
Our Youth Development Camps are designed to provide youths aged 10 -
Our Youth Leadership Camps provide an opportunity for young people aged 15 -
QBLAI has only two paid staff in all of Queensland. A Sergeant of Police has the role of State Coordinator, and a civilian holds the role of State Administrator.
Every other person involved with the Association is either a Police or Civilian Volunteer.
This is pretty amazing when you look at the volume and quality of activities and events we put on each year.
QBLAI is made possible through the support of the Queensland Police Service, financial backing from our Corporate Club & Movie Day promotions, and our many Volunteers throughout Queensland.
The picture above was found in our archives, judging by the fashion we think it may have been from the late 80’s. If you can tell us anything about it drop us a line! (Click to enlarge)