Teen Rescue Foundation is a charitable institution to actively discourage and reduce harmful alcohol use and its consequences among under-age teens.

The Foundation provides financial support for Australian organisations which offer front-line initiative in situations in which teens consume alcohol, and those which provide education for teens and their families in the dangers of teen alcohol consumption.

We know these kids. Their stories have stirred us to action.

Alice, 15

A typical Friday night on the Gold Coast. The parties happen here every week, in
private homes and in public parks. The invitations are public, too. And there's too much
drinking. The police usually turn up and send everyone home. But tonight is different
for Alice. She vomits. Passes out. They pump her stomach at the hospital, and she’s
okay the next day. Back at school on Monday, she tells her friends it was all a lot of fun.

Sam, 11

It was just an innocent sleepover with a mate from school. Or so
Sam's mum thought when she dropped him off. But no sooner
had she left than he made his way down the street to a big party
in a park, with a bottle of rum in his backpack. Eleven years old.

Sarah, 17

It’s Friday night at schoolies week. Sarah’s friends say she’s always a nice person, but
she's a party girl and sometimes goes too far. She hit the alcohol and drugs hard that night.
Thank God they called the ambulance before her heart stopped. Resuscitated and
stomach pumped, she was straight back on the alcohol and drugs the very next night.

David, 17

Another Friday night at schoolies week. Another seventeen-year-old on alcohol and
drugs. Another heart stopped. This time, no ambulance. Every week in Australia,
one teenager between the ages of 14 and 17 dies as a result of alcohol abuse.

True stories.

These are the stories that have stirred us to establish Teen Rescue
Foundation. Stories that are replayed across Australia every week
of every year. Our young people need our help. Desperately. Teen
Rescue Foundation is here to save them from alcohol abuse.
Together, there is much that we can do. We need your help.

Join Teen Rescue Foundation

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Join us in taking a stand to save young Australians from alcohol abuse.
We'll keep you informed on the work we're doing and ways you can help.

Raised since November 2014

Help Teen Rescue Foundation save more young Australians from alcohol abuse

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About Us

What we do and why

The Teen Rescue Foundation story

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Our Constitution

The long version of what we're about

Teen Rescue Foundation Constitution

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Our Trust Deed

Our Public Ancillary Fund as a philanthropic trust

Teen Rescue Foundation Trust Deed

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Licences and Registrations

Teen Rescue Foundation is a fully registered charity

Teen Rescue Foundation Licences and Registrations

Full listing of our licences and registrations


Privacy and security

Teen Rescue Foundation Privacy and Security

Our privacy and security statements

Our beneficiaries

Some organisations which Teen Rescue Foundation is equipped to support.

The Teen Rescue Foundation Board of Directors

Tyson Stelzer
Tyson StelzerFounder and Director of Teen Rescue Foundation
Tyson Stelzer is a wine writer, author and presenter.
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Sarah Dixon
Sarah DixonDeputy Chair of Teen Rescue Foundation
Sarah Dixon is Group Manager at Rowland Corporate Communication.
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Rebecca Murray
Rebecca MurraySecretary of Teen Rescue Foundation
Rebecca Murray is Review Officer at the Office of the Information Commissioner Queensland.
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Karen Schultz
Karen SchultzTreasurer of Teen Rescue Foundation
Karen Schultz is Head of Business Education at Pacific Lutheran College.
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Teen Rescue Foundation Patrons

Teen Rescue Foundation patrons are committed to promoting the cause of the Foundation and to setting an example of responsible alcohol use.

Stephen & Prue Henschke, Henschke Wines, Eden Valley, South Australia

Jeffrey Grosset, Grosset Wines, Clare Valley, South Australia

Chris Hatcher, Wolf Blass Wines, Barossa Valley, South Australia

Kym Teusner, Teusner Wines, Barossa Valley, South Australia

Peter Leske, La Linea, Adelaide Hills, South Australia

Sue Bell, Bellwether, Coonawarra, South Australia

Vanya Cullen, Cullen Wines, Margaret River, Western Australia

Larry Cherubino, Cherubino Wines, Perth, Western Australia

Drew Tuckwell, Printhie, Orange, New South Wales

Andrew Caillard MW, Woolworths, Sydney, New South Wales

Colin Campbell, Campbells, Rutherglen, Victoria

George & Ruth Mihaly, Paradigm Hill, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria

Angie Bradbury, Dig + Fish, Melbourne, Victoria

Peter Scudamore-Smith MW, Brisbane, Queensland

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The inspiration for Teen Rescue Foundation


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A Parents Guide to Teen Alcohol and Parties
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A Parents' Guide to Teen Alcohol & Parties

A Parents' Guide to Teen Alcohol and Parties is a free resource for Australian school families, written by Tyson Stelzer with the support of Australian wineries committed to making a positive difference for young Australians. The initiative was awarded Special Commendation for Responsible Drinking Message in The Drinks Business Awards 2012 in London.

The full-colour A5 booklet leads parents through 8 pages of strategies for:

• Modelling good drinking behaviour
• Communicating with their teenager
• Starting the discussion young
• Negotiating the boundaries
• How to host a safe party
• Hosting over-18 parties
• Attending a party

Order free copies for your school, family or community group

Contact Us

Teen Rescue Foundation Limited

14 Andrea St
Tarragindi QLD 4121

Ph 07 3848 6605
Fax 07 3848 9905