The Gold Coast has been the popular choice for many Queensland schoolies since the 1970s.

Every year the Safer Schoolies Gold Coast Response is activated to enhance the safety of schoolies staying and partying in Surfers Paradise. In 2021, the Response will be activated from Saturday 20 – Friday 26 November.

The Safer Schoolies Gold Coast Response is for genuine 2021 Year 12 school leavers. The Response provides you with a range of support services to help keep you safe, and also includes official Safer Schoolies wristbanding allowing you FREE nightly access to the Schoolies Hub where you can celebrate with your mates.

Make sure you check out below for everything you need to know and organise for a safe and enjoyable Schoolies on the Gold Coast.

The Safer Schoolies Gold Coast Response is activated during the peak Schoolies period – the week that follows is sometimes referred to as ‘Week 2’. If you are visiting the Gold Coast after Friday 26 November 2021, make sure you check out our section on ‘Week 2’.