Parents have a clear duty of care to teenagers under their supervision who are not 18. (Refer Family Law Act 1975).
Parents can be sued for damages and breach of duty of care it they fail to provide adult supervision.
It is wise to check the public liability component of your home insurance before agreeing to hold a party.
No on wants to stop your teenager from having a good time, but a little planning may prevent the memories of a celebration becoming a nightmare. Awareness of potential problems can help ensure an enjoyable and successful party.
Most importantly, discuss all these issues with your teenager and listen carefully to his or her ideas and opinions.
These are guidelines only and you need to sort out what works for your family and to modify your ideas as your teenager matures.