Schoolies and school leavers

Schoolies is traditionally a time to celebrate all your hard work and many of you may be heading off with friends to various 'Schoolies' locations for a well-deserved break with your mates.

We're here to help you make the most of your Schoolies experience!

The Safer Schoolies Initiative is a coordinated program of services delivered by state and local governments in conjunction with community groups to enhance your safety during the Schoolies holiday season. For those celebrating on the Gold Coast, we organise the Gold Coast Schoolies Safety Response which includes:

It can get a little confusing so it's important to note that we're not the same as the agents and organisations that you may have booked your accommodation and travel through (e.g. or other activities such as dance parties.

Make sure you check out the below to help you have the best possible Schoolies.

Checklist (PDF, 128 KB) Checklist (RTF, 238 KB)

Download our FREE Schoolies Checklist to kick start your planning.


Everything you need to know about getting your official 2018 Schoolies wristband.

Schoolies Hub

Check out the drug and alcohol-free entertainment precinct on the beach.

Make the most of your Schoolies

Tips to make your end-of-year celebrations safe, FUN and memorable for all the right reasons.


Tips to help you have a great stay.

Stay connected

Make sure you follow our Schoolies GC Facebook page and sign up to receive our schoolies newsletters for all the latest info.

Got a burning question?

Can't find the answer to your question on our FAQs page? Drop us an email at or complete our Contact us form.

Alternatively, you can call the Schoolies Hotline on 13 QGOV (13 74 68) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Is your feedback

Please submit your comments on the department's Compliments and Complaints section.

Please submit your comments on the Queensland Government website Contacts form.