As many as 10,000 parents are expected to descend on the Bendigo for ‘Parentalies’ Week, which celebrates kids going back to school.
The parent’s version of Schoolies ends 6 weeks of misery for both parents and kids.
Authorities are determined not to let the fun turn ugly through narcotics. Police have warned they will be out in force and specifically looking for Red Cordial, Wiz Fizz and copies of Paw Patrol.
Police have also cautioned parents to keep an eye on what they upload to social media as their kids may see them having too much fun without them.
“My kid’s at school and I’m here,” one mum told The Bendigo Standard from outside Universal Nightclub.
“The last 6 weeks have been hell.” said another parent.
Parents planning to take part in Parentalies celebrations are being warned to know their limits and practice safe sex.
Parentalies is on from 9am-3pm until next Friday as parents have to do the drop-off and pick up.