In 2020, Schoolies events cannot proceed as they have in previous years, due to the risks associated with mass gatherings and COVID-19.

Young people are encouraged to re-think what their end-of-school celebrations might look like and make decisions that are right for them. Celebrations of any sort must be COVID safe, with police on hand to enforce prevailing health directives.

On the Gold Coast, wristbanding used to identify legitimate school leavers and the free Schoolies Hub on the beach in Surfers Paradise is cancelled.

Whilst Schoolies will look very different for Year 12 graduates this year, the safety of young people and the community remains the highest priority.