About Us

The Chill Out Zone service is the first of its kind in the world. The Chill Out Zone is an immediate care service located in Surfers Paradise, Queensland. The service is staffed by professionals in various fields, and works to minimize harm to individuals who come to our late night precinct in Surfers.

The Chill Out Zone is a project of the Gold Coast Youth Service, and funded by the Queensland Government through the Department of Communities.

The Chill Out Zone service operates each Friday and Saturday night from 10.30 pm to 4.30 am, from a purpose-built van located on Orchid Avenue next to the Hilton Hotel.


What we offer at our Surfers service

  • First Aid & Drinking Water

  • Phone charging & Internet Access

  • Immediate care for intoxication (drug and alcohol)

  • A designated “place of safety” for Police or self referral

  • Time out space from the precinct

  • Assistance with managing existing health conditions

  • Precinct, transport and venue information

  • Referral to other services -including Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS)

  • Provide rest and recovery to people who have consumed alcohol or have used drugs.

A bit of history...
  • The Chill Out Zone has been operating each weekend in Surfers Paradise since December 31st, 1998. See map on the left for the areas we patrol.
  • The Safe Night Precinct (SNP) service model was developed by a group of stakeholders, including Police, venues and community organisations, to address issues of public intoxication in the Surfers Paradise precinct.
  • To find out more about the SNP visit the Governments Safe Night Precinct page here...


Surfers Paradise Chill Out Zone Gallery