Gold 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.
Things 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.
The centre of action in the Gold Coast is Cavill Avenue in the suburb of Surfers Paradise (in the Gold Coast).
Week One: 16 Nov – 23 Nov 2024
Week Two: 23 Nov – 30 Dec 2024023
Week One: 15 Nov – 22 Nov 2025
Week Two: 22 Nov – 29 Dec 2025
- Melbas on the Park
- Surfers Paradise Beer Garden
- Sin City
- Cocktail Nightclub
- Shooters Surfers Paradise
The government runs free beach parties for high school graduates at the Gold Coast during week 1.
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
- Swimming Pool
- Beach Volleyball
- Dreamworld, MovieWorld, SeaWorld, Wet’n’Wild
- Water Sports
- Other attractions on the Gold Coast
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
On 10th of August of the year of travel, group members must register on an online form:
- Home Number
- Date of Birth
- High School Name and Suburb
- Portrait photo