Information for Gold Coast Schoolies including Byron Bay
The formal Gold Coast Schoolies event is very well organized with activities and entertainment for school leavers ready to celebrate.
Schoolies in Queensland is held in late November each year, directly after the Queensland school leavers last official day of school. Check latest Schoolies dates for Gold Coast, Queensland and other states.
All Schoolies must be registered to enter these Gold Coast events and the organizers and Police are understandably very strict about this.
I have listed the dates below of the official schoolies festival in Gold Coast, but there seems to be confusion as to when it actually ends in the Gold Coast.
Some schoolies attend after the official week and will be disappointed with no formal events for them. Check the dates below.
Byron Bay, in northern NSW is increasing in popularity with schoolies, however there is not the same level of entertainment.
If you are wondering what schoolies is, then think Miami, think Spring Break!
I get quite a few questions about when schoolies is each year, mainly from visitors who want to avoid it, so this section is mostly for YOU if that is why you have found this page!
2016 Schoolies Dates Gold Coast - Saturday 19 November to Saturday 25 November 2016
Please note these dates are the official Schoolies week for Queensland school leavers. This is when there will be the official program of entertainment, schoolies events and general schoolies services are running in Surfers Paradise. Some school leavers come to the Gold Coast in the next couple of weeks, but these are the official schoolies festival dates
Qld school leavers are the first to leave school each year, the dates for other states official schoolies weeks are:
2016 NSW & Victoria Schoolies Dates: Saturday 26 November to 4 December 2016
2016 NSW & Victoria Schoolies Dates: Saturday 3 December to Saturday 11 December 2016
If you are a schoolie looking for accommodation I highly recommend you go through and book your schoolie accommodation with Book Schoolies, because there are usually restrictions and limitations for bookings at this time.
They are dedicated and know which accommodation will take schoolies, so you won't waste your time!
If you click the button to the left you will go directly to the Gold Coast accommodation pages where you can check out the options and book really easily. Be quick, as spots fill up really fast and by October they are taking bookings for the next year!
Good luck and have fun!
Byron Bay is growing in popularity as a destination for schoolies and until 2010 there were very few places who would take schoolies.
Click on the links below for the latest information about: