Byron Bay Schoolies

schooliesbyronbay1Nothing beats Byron Bay for Schoolies Week. Chilled surfer vibes, endless summer days and a fun party scene – it’s a great place to celebrate the end of high school. Byron Bay attracts the backpacker crowd year round so it’s all geared up with an awesome nightlife and chilled day-time activities like beach cricket or learning how to surf.

Lock in your Byron Bay Schoolies accommodation early for access to the best deals at the best resorts. By booking with Sure Thing Schoolies you get access to exclusive parties and activities and we know where to continue the fun in town. There are seven main nightclubs in Byron Bay and each night of schoolies a nightclub hosts an epic party – think silent discos, glow-in-the-dark and rooftop parties. It’s a massive week of partying. Plus, a bonus of booking through Sure Thing Schoolies is you get access to other exclusive rooftop parties at Byron Bay Beach Hostel like a meet and greet and farewell gig.

schooliesbyronbay4Not going to be 18 at schoolies? No biggie, there Sure Thing Schoolies hosts parties within the accommodation so you can still be amongst it. Also, don’t miss out on the all ages boat party and Paintball Showdown. Two exclusive events that each year school leavers rave about.

Things to do at Schoolies Byron Bay:

  • Grab your mates, make a team and compete in an action-packed game of Paintball
  • Learn how to surf
  • Walk up to the Byron Bay Lighthouse for awesome views and to visit the most eastern part of Australia
  • Get an adrenaline rush on an epic Skydive over Byron Bay
Byron Bay is on Australia’s east coast in the north of NSW, around 1 hour drive from the QLD border
Byron Bay Schoolies map
Schoolies 2024
Week One: 16 Nov – 23 Nov 2024
Week Two: 23 Nov – 30 Nov 2024
Week Three: 30 Nov – 7 Dec 2024

Schoolies 2025
Week One: 15 Nov – 22 Nov 2025
Week Two: 22 Nov – 29 Nov 2025
Week Three: 29 Nov – 6 Dec 2025

Schoolies aged 16 to 18 who are completing year 12 on the year of travel may attend. If you have left school early (eg Year 10) for work or TAFE and you are in this age group then you may also attend. The Schoolies accommodation and activities are accessible to all Schoolies 18+ as well as under 18.

If you choose not to drive then you can book your flights with Qantas, Virgin, Jetstar or Tiger airways.
The closest airports to Byron Bay are:

    • Ballina (25 min drive)
    • Gold Coast/Coolangatta (1 hr drive)
    • Brisbane (2 hr 30 min drive)

Closest to Byron Bay Schoolies Accommodation Map

Transfers between the airport and the accommodation can be organised by Schoolies in advance (through an airport transfer/transport company). Alternatively, a Taxi, Maxi Taxi or Uber can be used. Drive times to the accommodation are approximately as follows:

  • Ballina (25 min drive)
  • Gold Coast/Coolangatta (1 hr drive)
  • Brisbane (2 hr 30 min drive)

Schoolies can get access into the bars and clubs if they are 18. Otherwise, there is a great Schoolies vibe at the Schoolies accommodation that can be enjoyed every evening for all Schoolies regardless of age. Staying at the Schoolies accommodation is a huge advantage for those who are under 18 as it gives you a venue to enjoy and celebrate your Schoolies week.

There is Live Music at the Schoolies Accommodation at this exclusive Sure Thing Schoolies Resort (for under 18s as well as 18+ to enjoy. There are also Fire Shows for your entertainment during Schoolies at the Sure Thing Schoolies Accommodation.

Free for Schoolies at Accommodation

  • Swimming Pool
  • Beach Volleyball
  • TV Room (Foxtel/Cable)
  • Open air cinema
  • BBQ Area with hammocks
  • Live Music
  • Fire Shows


Premium Activities

(Costs involved)

  • Surf Board Hire and Surf Lessons
  • Horse Riding
  • Kayaking
  • Fishing Trips
  • Whale Watching
  • Sea Turtle Snorkel Tours
  • Circus Arts
  • Skydiving
  • Hang Gliding
  • Air Ballooning
  • Pamper Spa Centres

For Schoolies images click:

Official Byron Bay Schoolies Video

Measures are in place to make it as safe as possible for Schoolies. Sure Thing Schoolies has a 100% Safety record in all 14 years that it has been running Schoolies events. The accommodation requires security with a passcode. There is also 24 hour CCTV, regular security patrols and a nightwatchman for your safety and peace of mind. Byron Bay is a safe and friendly destination, especially at this Schoolies accommodation. Part of enjoying Schoolies celebrations is staying safe and healthy.
Stage 1
Upon payment of deposit, group members must register on an online form:

  • Full name as per I.D. or passport
  • Mobile number
  • Personal email address

Stage 2
On 10th of August of the year of travel, group members must register on an online form:

  • Address
  • Home Number
  • Date of Birth
  • High School Name and Suburb
  • Portrait photo
Check-in vouchers are sent by email approximately 28 days before departure.
Travel insurance can be purchased through Sure Thing Schoolies at a discounted rate. Travel insurance documentation and payment will have to be finalised and confirmed before it applies. Contact for Schoolies travel insurance details.
Payments are non-refundable. Changes are allowed in certain circumstances, see terms and conditions for details
Thousands, and growing. New bookings are made daily.
Yes. We understand that you want Freedom at Schoolies. You have the freedom to explore the beautiful Byron Bay area and experience the local culture. You can go shopping, do tours and activities as you wish.
No. You don’t have this restriction at Sure Thing Schoolies accommodation
No, it’s not banned, but please consume it legally and responsibly
Enjoy the amazing food available in Byron. The food includes all the normal stuff you would expect such as Pizza, Chicken, Steak, Pasta, Fish and Chips, Wedges, Seafood, Burgers, Fresh Fruit. There are also supermarkets, cafes and restaurants close by. There is a full kitchen at the Schoolies accommodation if you feel like preparing your own food.
Yes. There are so many food outlets available that you are very likely to find multiple options for your dietary requirements.
Being in NSW, Byron Bay is in the UTC +10 AEST time zone
Yes, there are many ATMs available within walking distance.
Just like the hottest concert tickets… The schoolies hotel rooms get snapped up nice and early, the earlier you book, the better it is for you. To get things rolling, contact and let them know how many people are in your group. From there, they will send you an itinerary of the best available rooms and will give you details on how you can make them yours!