• Register for your free Schoolies Hub wristband using your school ID.

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Looking for the best place to party at Schoolies? Head down to the Schoolies Hub beach party right on Surfers Paradise beach - the only true beach party on the Gold Coast.

The Schoolies Hub is a fenced, alcohol and drug-free entertainment precinct that is open every night from 7pm.

The best part of all is that it’s free to attend – you just need your official Schoolies Hub wristband to gain entry.

Schoolies Hub wristbands are not linked to accommodation bookings.

You do not need to purchase anything. Access is 100% free. All you need to do is register for your free Schoolies Hub wristband.

Oh, and the Schoolies Hub is only for genuine Year 12 school leavers – no toolies, droolies or moolies allowed.


  • Every night from 7pm – midnight
  • Saturday 18 – Friday 24 November 2023


The Schoolies Hub is located on Surfers Paradise beach – right at the end of Cavill Mall.

How can I get in to the Schoolies Hub?

Entry is 100% free. You do not need to purchase anything. You just need your official Schoolies Hub wristband to gain entry as the Schoolies Hub is for genuine Year 12 school leavers only.

Register for your free Schoolies Hub wristband via our wristband registration page.

What’s happening at the Schoolies Hub?

Every night (Saturday 18 – Friday 24 November), from 7pm through to midnight, we’ll be featuring different DJs across two stages.

On Tuesday 21 November, the gates to the Hub still open from 7pm but we switch gears with our music and entertainment line-up with Tuesday Night LIVE!

The only way you can get in is by having your free Schoolies Hub wristband.

Conditions of entry to the Schoolies Hub

When it comes to the Schoolies Hub, we are committed to providing a safe and welcoming space where all Year 12 graduates can safely, and happily celebrate.

The Schoolies Hub has a ‘zero tolerance’ policy towards incidents of sexual assault, intimidation, violence and harassment, related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race or religion.

  • Everyone has the right to feel safe and have a good time.
  • Access is a privilege, not a right.
  • Respect your fellow Year 12 graduates by making good choices.

The following conditions of entry to the Schoolies Hub must be adhered to (or you risk being ejected and having your wristband confiscated).


  • entry restricted to genuine Year 12 school leavers only (you must have your official Schoolies Hub wristband to gain access)
  • smoking is not permitted, including the use of electronic cigarettes (vaping) or similar devices
  • sexualised behaviour without consent is assault (including groping – keep your hands to yourself)
  • moshing, circle pits and crowd surfing are not permitted
  • aggressive behaviour will not be tolerated
  • no bags allowed*.

Management reserves the right to:

  • refuse entry to any person
  • inspect any bags, clothing or other items at entry point or within the Hub
  • refuse entry and confiscate wristband if found to be cut, tampered with or not belonging to the registered wearer.

The following items are not permitted:

  • alcohol
  • illegal substances (controlled, dangerous or illicit drugs and drug paraphernalia)
  • items that could cause harm or public nuisance (firearms, knives, flares, fireworks, smoke bombs, explosives, or chemical substances)
  • glass (including bottles), cans or drink containers
  • laser lights
  • aerosol cans or bulbs
  • inflatable products or projectiles
  • bicycles, scooters, skateboards and rollerblades/ skates.

A person may be ejected from the Hub where that person:

  • is deemed by management to be displaying offensive, disorderly or unlawful behaviour
  • enters the Hub or other restricted internal area without proper authorisation
  • fails to comply with these conditions of entry or a lawful request from management.

Call it out! If you witness any of your peers not abiding by these conditions, please notify your nearest security guard, police officer or volunteer.

*Clear plastic pouches will be available at the Wristband Centre – grab one when you get your official Schoolies Hub wristband. These can be worn in the Schoolies Hub. There aren’t any cloak room facilities so we strongly suggest you leave bags and valuables at your accommodation or at home.

Accessibility and the Schoolies Hub

All graduating Year 12 students are free to celebrate the end of their schooling in a safe and happy environment. We welcome schoolies requiring different accessibility needs to the Schoolies Hub. We have designated areas inside the Schoolies Hub that provide a comfortable area for schoolies to celebrate with their peers.

Parking options are available close to the Schoolies Hub entry for eligible patrons.

To make accessibility arrangements, please contact Safer Schoolies HQ at SaferSchoolies@des.qld.gov.au and one of the Safer Schoolies team will be in contact to discuss your needs directly.

  • Register online

    Registration is now open!

  • Bring your QR Code & school ID

    Visit the Wristband Centre when you arrive in Surfers Paradise to collect your wristband

  • Wristband = Entry

    Show your wristband to security

  • Celebrate in the Schoolies Hub

    Nightly from 7pm