Schoolies Phillip Island

phillipisland-schoolies-1Phillip Island is one of the hottest places to celebrate Schoolies Week in Victoria. Only 2 hours drive from Melbourne, it’s convenient for many school leavers. It’s relaxed setting makes for the perfect place to enjoy some much needed chill time after a busy exam period.

The best place to stay for schoolies in Phillip Island is The Island Accommodation. It’s one of the Official Schoolies hotels and it guarantees you access to the best parties and awesome Schoolies atmosphere around the resort. It’s also centrally located 200 meters from the beach and close to all the Schoolies action.

phillipisland-schoolies-2Things to do at Schoolies Phillip Island:

  • Spend the days chilling on the beach with your friends.
  • Included in your accommodation is a choice of 10-pin bowling, strike lazer zone or a chocolate factory tour.
  • Go on a Surf Experience tour (included in Schoolies wristband).
  • Game up with your mates and enter the Sure Thing Schoolies Paintball showdown competition.

Schoolies Events on Phillip Island:

By booking through Sure Thing Schoolies, the official schoolies provider for Phillip Island, you get access to a bunch of exclusive events and discounts. Get $10 off tickets to the all ages boat party and Paintball Showdown. Entry into the biggest parties at The Island accommodation.

Phillip Island is a popular Victorian Schoolies destination 90 minutes drive from Melbourne – you can drive on to the island with your car (short bridge).
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.

The most common way to get from Melbourne to Phillip Island is to drive (90 minutes) and there is parking available at the accommodation, however public transport is also available.

From Melbourne by car:

Take the Monash Freeway (M1) to the Cranbourne exit, where you will turn into the South Gippsland Highway (M420). Follow this route to the Bass Highway (A420), through Grantville and Bass, then onto the Phillip Island Road (B420) to San Remo, over the bridge onto Phillip Island.

Public Transport Options:

V/Line coach to & from Melbourne stops at Grantville, Corinella, Bass, San Remo, Newhaven daily – Phone 1800 800 007 or see Public Transport Victoria

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.

Included for Schoolies:

  • Sure Thing Schoolies Party
  • Choose from Schoolies Ten Pin Bowling,Schoolies Lazer Tag, Chocolate Factory Tour
  • Surf Experience Tour

Premium Activities

(Costs involved)

  • Penguin Parade
  • Koala Conservation Centre
  • A Maze’N Things
  • Paint Ball
  • Kayaking
  • Surf Lesson
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Official Phillip Island Schoolies Videos

Measures are in place to make it as safe as possible for Schoolies. Sure Thing Schoolies has a 100% Safety record in all 11 years that it has been running Schoolies events. Phillip Island is considered to be one of the safest Schoolies destinations. There is also staff on site at the Schoolies accommodation at all times. 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

Many Schoolies have been to Phillip Island for schoolies week, and each year the number of schoolies is growing as word gets around about how good it is.

Yes. We understand that you want Freedom at Schoolies. You have the freedom to explore the beautiful Phillip Island, however, the location of the Schoolies accommodation is the centre of the Schoolies action. You can go shopping, do tours and activities as you wish. There is a free bus that may be available at times (driven by the Red Frogs) for transport between the Schoolies accommodation and Cowes if required.

Absolutely. This is a must to ensure you that have no problems at check-in. It will also ensure you are at a “Verified” schoolies hotel – these hotels must meet guidelines of safety, prime location, good rooms, schoolies-friendly staff, and it also ensures that you don’t miss out on the genuine schoolies experience. The Island Accommodation is a verified Schoolies hotel and the official accommodation for Sure Thing Schoolies at Phillip Island.

On Phillip Island, the place to be for Schoolies is Newhaven (this is the location of the Schoolies accommodation and the Schoolies party. It is also a huge benefit to be amongst other schoolies – the last thing you want is to be at a hotel with young kids taking up the pool, or at a private house with elderly neighbours asking you to keep the noise down after 8pm. Schoolies hotels are set up especially for the enjoyment of schoolies… you’re here celebrating the end of high school after all!

At Phillip Island there is one particular hotel that stands out from the rest for schoolies week. Being in the best location and at a verified schoolies hotel means you are safe and are within convenient walking distance to the shops, cafes, beach, Schoolies party and Schoolies headquarter area. The name of the hotel is “The Island Accommodation”. If you are heading to Phillip Island for schoolies week – this is the place to be.

No, there is no schoolies Curfew. Sure Thing Schoolies runs safe and professional schoolies events and NEVER enforces a curfew or lock-out, and NEVER leashes you to the hotel grounds.

The event has been running for 5 years now. We are constantly getting positive feedback.

Yes, most people either drive or get dropped off. Parking is available at the schoolies accommodation.

Yes, your official “Sure Thing Schoolies” Wristband will get you into the schoolies party and activities at Phillip Island – The Official schoolies wristband only comes with bookings made at the Official schoolies hotel (The Island Accommodation).

No. Access to the Schoolies party at Phillip Island comes with the Sure Thing Schoolies package. To get access to the Sure Thing Schoolies party you must be booked at the Official Schoolies accommodation at Phillip Island – The Island Accommodation. There is no other way to get access to the Schoolies party.

Enjoy the amazing food available at Phillip Island. 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 cafes, restaurants and a supermarket 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.

All bedding is provided, including linen, sheets, blankets, pillows. As for towels, bring your own towels. If you would like to hire a bathroom towel at the hotel, it can be done for $3 per towel

There is full kitchen including a fridge and cooking facilities that is available for Schoolies to use. This is a nice, new and large kitchen and is shared by the Schoolies staying on site.

Yes. There is an individual locker for each guest.

Being in VIC, Phillip Island is in the UTC +10 time zone (AEDT)

Yes, there are ATMs available within walking distance.

Yes, The Island Accommodation is rated as the Number 1 Schoolies accommodation. This is mainly due to the great location as well as the Schoolies vibe and those who are on-site to help. Newhaven is the centre of schoolies action on Phillip Island, it’s the location of the Official Schoolies Resort and Newhaven is also the location of the Official Schoolies Party. So if you want to be in the heart of the action this is the place to be.

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!

These are the House Rules for this event: Download House Rules