• Wristbands and ID

    Want access to the nightly Schoolies Hub? Then you’ll have to get yourself an official Safer Schoolies wristband. Wristbands are FREE and are only given to genuine Year 12 school leavers.

  • Schoolies hub

    Looking for the best place to party at Schoolies? Well make sure you head down to the Schoolies Hub right on Surfers Paradise beach.

  • Support on the ground

    To help keep your Schoolies experience as safe as possible, a range of FREE support is provided for schoolies holidaying on the Gold Coast.

  • ‘Week 2’

    The Safer Schoolies Gold Coast Response is activated during the peak Schoolies period. The week that follows is sometimes referred to as ‘Week 2’.

  • Road closures

    Due to the temporary population increase in central Surfers Paradise during the Schoolies holiday period, road closures are needed to ensure the safety of all pedestrians.

The Safer Schoolies Gold Coast Response is activated during the peak Schoolies period from Saturday 16 – Friday 22 November 2019. The week that follows is sometimes referred to as ‘Week 2’. If you are visiting the Gold Coast after Friday 22 November 2019, all enquiries regarding entertainment, tickets and passes etc need to be referred to your booking agent or entertainment provider.

‘Week 2’ support

If you are celebrating Schoolies on the Gold Coast after Friday 22 November 2019, know that support on the ground is available.

  • Chill Out Zone - providing a safe and supervised chill out space for those who are drug or alcohol affected, offering free water, first aid and general support. Operated by Gold Coast Youth Service, the Chill Out Zone van can be found in the nightclub precinct on Orchid Avenue, from 9:30pm nightly.
    • Red Frogs – whether you need help mediating a problem with your roommates, a walk home back to your accommodation or would simply love a visit or a pancake cook up for you and your mates, well Red Frogs Australia are your people. Their team of volunteers are available to support you in your accommodation.

      Call the Red Frogs hotline on 1300 557 123 (available 24 hours a day) or download the Red Frogs Schoolies app.
      Please note: this is not an emergency hotline. Schoolies requiring emergency assistance should always call Triple Zero (000).

  • Emergency services – Queensland Police Service and the Queensland Ambulance Service will also have a highly visible presence on the ground providing the community and schoolies with additional support.

Additional support – make sure you check out our Additional support page for further support services available.