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Independent Schoolies Destination Reviews:

- Gold Coast Schoolies
- Whitsundays Schoolies
- Magnetic Island Schoolies
- Mooloolaba Schoolies
- Byron Bay Schoolies
- Victor Harbor Schoolies
- Leavers Week

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Destinations around Australia.

Schoolies Week is a week long celebration at the completion of high school studies in Australia. Beachside tourist destinations are taken over by tens of thousands of high school graduates as they celebrate freedom from school life and the adventure of life unfolding beyond graduation.

The most popular destination is Queensland's Gold Coast, other destinations in Queensland include the Whitsundays and Sunshine Coast. In New South Wales Byron Bay Schoolies is very popular and in Victoria destinations including Lorne and Torquay are popular.

In South Australia, Victor Harbor is the central destination. In Western Australia, Schoolies is known as Leavers Week and celebrations are spread over destinations such as Dunsborough and Rotnest Island. Schoolies destinations that are popular overseas include Bali and Fiji.

If you are underage, Byron Bay Schoolies and Week Two at the Gold Coast won't be as cool for you as most of the action is inside pubs and clubs. The most highly policed schoolies is at the Gold Coast due to the crowd size. If you are looking for a more laid back schoolies experience, try a destination other than the Gold Coast, like Airlie Beach.

We provide a rating for each destination based on these factors:

  • Age Rating
  • Support Services
  • Market
  • Locals
  • Entertainment
  • Policing
  • Safety Rating
  • Transport

Best Schoolies Destination: Our rating of the best Schoolies destination in Australia is the Whitsundays in Queensland, based on the rating factors outlined above.

Contact Details: The contact details for each destination is different, please see the destination profile pages for the local contact.

Note: businesses and entertainers wanting to be involved in schoolies celebrations at destinations around the nation should contact the local organisers.