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 Week Gold Coast – 2018 Dates & Cheap Accommodation, QLD
Typically, the festival runs for three weeks, and usually, it starts near the end of November until mid-December. The event was first launched 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 of 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).
Check out our links below for accommodation options during Schoolies.