Schoolies celebrations in Airlie Beach

Safer Schoolies is supported by local community organisations and emergency services to provide on ground support to keep young people and the community safe.

Safer Schoolies provides a FREE Schoolies shuttle bus service (PDF, 285.1KB) to schoolies requiring transport to their accommodation. The shuttle bus will service hotels and accommodation providers in the Airlie Beach and Cannonvale area. The service will run from 9pm to 2am from the Heart Hotel Bus Stop. Keep the map (PDF, 157.3KB) and community newsletter (PDF, 446.6KB) handy so you know where to go.

Important information for young people planning to celebrate Schoolies

It is important to remember that there is no ‘organiser’ of Schoolies and no ‘Schoolies Festival’. ‘Schoolies’ occurs whenever and wherever groups of young people choose to gather to celebrate the end of their schooling.

In regard to entertainment, please refer any enquiries to your booking agent or entertainment provider.

Regardless of where or how you choose to celebrate Schoolies, always research where you are going to see if there are any support services in the area.

Safe Night Precinct support services are available in 15 locations across Queensland. These services assist vulnerable people and those at risk of harm due to the influence of alcohol.

Information about Safe Night Precincts can be found on the Safe Nights Precinct Support Services webpage.

Support is available 24/7 from:

We also urge all Year 12 school leavers to closely monitor and follow the advice issued by Queensland Health in the coming months via the Queensland Health website.