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Check It Fest is happening this Saturday!

Free food, free music, free fun!

Check It Fest is happening this Saturday!

Gold Coast youth event Check It Fest is back for 2017 and will be held on Saturday October 7, 11am-4pm on The Great Lawn at Broadwater Parklands in Southport.

Hosted by a group of community service organisations and coordinated by Headspace, this event aims to engage young people between 12-25 years in raising awareness around good mental health, promoting help-seeking behaviour and, ultimately, reducing the risk of suicide in the community. 

Check It Fest promotes these key messages:


  • Check Yourself: It’s ok to ask for help or support if you’re having a hard time
  • Check Your Mates: A good mate checks in with their friends to see if they are all good
  • Check Out Services: There are free, youth-friendly services and places on the Gold Coast if you or your mates need support


There will be a great range of activities to take part in on the day, such as candle-making, bandana tie dying, Zorb balls to have fun in and a giant slide! You will also be able to listen to local artists in 'Check My Talent', as well as CC the Cat performing live for attendees!

But that's not all - there will be a FREE sausage sizzle (vegetarian options and other food available for purchase) and a raffle with the following prizes up for grabs:

  • An awesome $400 bike (courtesy of Accoras you.nique)

  • Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk Family Vouchers (courtesy of MCCGC)

  • Strike Bowling Passes (courtesy of Strike)

  • Personal Care Packs worth $30+ each (courtesy of Amcal Southport)

  • $20 iTunes vouchers (can be used for Netflix)

  • $30 coffee/cafe voucher and glass keep cup (courtesy of Randy Wallhole) 

  • $50 The Kitchens Voucher (Robina)

If you are struggling, you can call Lifeline on 13 11 14