Community Engagement, Crowd Care & Peer Support

At Eventiv, we offer tailored community engagement programs focused on upholding the safety and wellbeing of patrons at events. By working within the event team, we can deliver a crowd care program that provides on-the-ground support and a friendly face for peers and staff. Our team are easily approachable if patrons have any questions or concerns, need some assistance or simply want directions, sunscreen, water, or a friendly chat! Contact us via this link to see how we can assist with your event.

Rainbow Serpent Rangers at a morning briefing – Photo by Big Doofa

Our team of experienced crew and volunteers are trained in harm minimisation, drug-related first aid, bystander intervention, responding to gender-based violence, responding to sexual assault, de-escalation strategies, emergency escalation procedures, radio protocols, incident reporting, and liaising with the health, safety and emergency resources both on and off-site.

Strawberry Fielders – Providing Integrated Crowd Care and Patron Support. Photo by Lauren Bell

We are dedicated and passionate in providing crowd care and harm minimization strategies and continue to deliver the highest industry standard of community engagement initiatives at events across Australia. Crowd Care & Peer Support can very much complement your existing Medical and Safety planning, and we are committed to integrating within your existing team.

    To find out more about our Community Engagement, Crowd Care & Peer Support, send us a message to start the conversation

    Online Resources:

    Code of Practise for Running Safer Music Festival and Events (Victorian Dept of Health)

    Victorian Guidelines for Planning Safe Public Events (Victorian Gov Tourism)

    Safe & Sustainable Partying – DanceWize Featuring…
    – Melissa Dent
    – Steph Tzanetis
    – Nick Kent
    – Linda Cowan
    DanceWize (formerly RaveSafe) is celebrating 20 years of being a government-funded, peer-based harm reduction service. With grassroots origins beginning in 1995 as ‘RaveSafe’, we’ll share the story of DanceWize/RaveSafe with you, including the inspiration for the original ‘RaveSafe’ name being from a video made for rave VJs and filled with messages about safe sex and other harm reduction themes. Our team members, original members and new, come from a wide variety of backgrounds and will share with you some of their work in the event harm reduction space from the 1990s to date. DanceWize uses a peer education model to reduce alcohol and other drug (AOD) related harm at Victorian music events and festivals. Over the past two decades of operation, hundreds of volunteers have attended hundreds of events; providing harm reduction education and care for thousands of Victorians to reduce the risks associated with the music scene.