After a hard year's work, Year 12 students have every right to party. The best way to do this is by attending Schoolies, a three-week graduation festival for high school students.
For Year 12 students, Schoolies is the ultimate party to kick off summer holidays. Young holiday-goers can surf, swim and have fun with their friends and classmates.
Schoolies feature different parties for all ages. It doesn't matter whether you are 18 or under 18, this event has got it covered. School leavers can get access to some of the most happening parties at the biggest clubs in Gold Coast. You can hang out and dance with their friends without having to think about homework.
You can also mingle with other Year 12 students from across Australia as Schoolies attract thousands of young holiday-goers not only in Gold Coast but from cities like Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, and sometimes, even from New Zealand. This gives you the chance to meet new and interesting people outside of your usual circle.
Students planning to attend the most awesome party of the year can choose from various Schoolies apartments. While Gold Coast is home to the largest post-graduation celebration, you can also choose to book accommodations at alternative destinations such as Palm Cove, Sunshine Coast, Airlie Beach and Lorne.
Schoolies accommodation ranges from cheap to expensive. Most visitors share apartments with friends to cut cost and have more money to spend on the holiday. If you have a bigger budget, you can choose to book for an accommodation alone and have the chance to enjoy solitary moments. Some apartments offer facilities where you can cook your own food to save money.