Schoolies week is an Australian tradition that allows high school graduates to enjoy a week-long holiday just after their last high school exams finish.
As one of the most popular events amongst teenagers, Schoolies on the Gold Coast draws thousands of visitors from all across the nation.
Schoolies Gold Coast, 2016 Week Dates & Accommodation
Schoolies is an event aimed at those just finishing their Year 12 exams. Schoolies is a pre-arranged 3 week long party where 17-18 year olds flock to the Gold Coast for a massive party in celebration of finishing high school.
Typically, the festival runs for a span of three weeks and usually it starts near the end of November until mid-December. The event was first started in the Gold Coast and later it spread over the state of Queensland; and now gets celebrated all over Australia.
During the Schoolies celebration, there are plenty of parties with DJ’s, live music, beach parties, pool parties and so much more. Basically the Gold Coast turns into one giant party during this period.
Some the official schoolie events require pre-registration and accommodation needs to be booked very early, as with over 35,000 students flocking to the Gold Coast during this period, accommodation books out fast.
Access to the Schoolies Hub does not require pre-registration, however Schoolies must obtain a wristband to gain access. Wristbands can be obtained by presenting a valid Australian Year 12 photo ID (if no photo is on your school ID, then bring another form of photo ID such as drivers licence or passport). You can collect the wristband from the Wristband Distribution Centre on 19-20 November 2016, the location of which will be confirmed later in the year.
Check out our links below for accommodation options during Schoolies.