Schoolies Gold Coast

gold coast schooliesGold Coast Schoolies is an unforgettable week for many and the largest destination to celebrate the end of high school. About 50,000 teens swarm Gold Coast each year for a week long party in this idyllic beachside city. Combining days by the beach and cooling off in the surf and the pulsating nightlife in Cavill Avenue, there is no better place to party with your mates.

The Gold Coast is spoilt with a variety of accommodation options to meet all budgets, and all close to the action around Surfers Paradise. Apartments are a great way to go so all your friends can stay together, while camping right across from the beach is a safe, budget-friendly and incredible experience as well. You’ll be spoilt for choice at Schoolies Gold Coast but make sure you lock it in early, as it’s super popular and the hottest accommodation is snapped up early.

Aside from the usual laze by the pool, there are so many fun activities to do by day and at night on the Gold Coast.

gold coast schoolies 2Things to do at Schoolies Gold Coast:

  • Don’t miss out on the biggest party of the week, the Sure Thing Schoolies’ official boat party.
  • Team up with your friends and compete against other schools at the Sure Thing Schoolies Paintball showdown.
  • For an adrenaline-filled day, head to the Gold Coast theme parks.
  • Be spoilt by restaurants and bars in the main entertainment precinct of Cavill Avenue.

Schoolies Events on the Gold Coast:

Free Schoolies events are held each night on the beach at Surfers Paradise and Cavill Avenue. Sure Thing Schoolies wristbands get you access into the hottest Gold Coast nightclubs for anyone over 18. For all ages events, don’t miss out on the annual Sure Thing Schoolies boat party and Paintball Showdown. You get $10 off these tickets but booking your accommodation package with Sure Thing.

If you need additional assistance with any booking, or have a special request, simply contact us via phone 1300 49 59 69 (extended office hours) or email us at

The Gold Coast is in Queensland, Australia.

The centre of action in the Gold Coast is Cavill Avenue in the suburb of Surfers Paradise (in the Gold Coast).

Gold Coast Map

Schoolies 2024
Week One: 16 Nov – 23 Nov 2024
Week Two: 23 Nov – 30 Dec 2024023

Schoolies 2025
Week One: 15 Nov – 22 Nov 2025
Week Two: 22 Nov – 29 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 airport to Gold Coast Schoolies is the Gold Coast Coolangatta Airport (OOL).

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, public transport or Uber can be used.

There are are also awesome nightclubs for Schoolies who are 18+. These are just some of the popular ones but there are heaps more!

  • Melbas on the Park
  • Surfers Paradise Beer Garden
  • Sin City
  • Cocktail Nightclub
  • Shooters Surfers Paradise

Week one:
The government runs free beach parties for high school graduates at the Gold Coast during week 1.

Week two:
Sure Thing works in partnership with Tribe Schoolies provide Schoolies with access to the best parties on the Gold Coast in week 2. The All Access Pass gives you a 7-night party pass for guests who are 18+. Book it through Sure Thing Schoolies.

$90 per person.

4 of the best night clubs are included in this party pass:

  • Melbas Nightclub
  • Sin City Nightclub
  • Havana Nightclub
  • Bedroom Nightclub

Free for Schoolies at Accommodation

  • Swimming Pool
  • Beach Volleyball

Premium Activities
(Costs involved)

  • Dreamworld, MovieWorld, SeaWorld, Wet’n’Wild
  • Water Sports
  • Other attractions on the Gold Coast

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 FAQ’S

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