Encounter Youth hosts the Schoolies Festival.

Welcome to the Official Schoolies Festival site for South Australia.

Encounter Youth hosts the official, annual Schoolies Festival held in Warland Reserve, Victor Harbor.

We’ve been made aware of other sources who are parading as official hosts, so make sure you’re accessing the official and trusted information you need from this website only.

Since 1999, we have designed the Schoolies Festival for the entire Year 12 cohort, utilising the help of 550 Encounter Youth Green Team volunteers. We want you to avoid any confusion and misinformation during the lead up to the weekend, and we look forward to helping you celebrate in November.

Nigel Knowles, CEO Encounter Youth

SCHOOLIES FESTIVAL™

2019 DATES COMING SOON…..

Celebrating 21 Years

If you are a current Year 12 student planning to head to Victor Harbor, South Australia, you’re officially invited to our 21st Schoolies Festival .

Managed by Encounter Youth, this website is designed to help inform you (and your family) as you plan and prepare for a fun and safe weekend away celebrating your achievements.

COMING SOON!!

The official 2019 Schoolies Festival dates will be announced early next year…keep an eye on our website for details!

MAC, Principal Partner of Schoolies Festival™.

Proudly brought to you by the Motor Accident Commission, Principal Partner of the Schoolies Festival.

Schoolies Festival™ Victor Harbor

In 1999, Encounter Youth began coordinating a community response to encourage school leavers to party safely and minimise the impact on the local Victor Harbor community. What began as a chaotic mass gathering has been transformed into a structured and organised three-day event known today as Schoolies Festival.

7:00pm–3:00am

Gates are open each night between 7:00pm–3:00am, and there are heaps of venues to explore and enjoy with your friends.

Dress-up Theme Party

The Schoolies Festival™ Saturday night dress up is voted by YOU – what theme will it be?! 

Encounter Youth's Green Team volunteers will be on-hand to assist.

Encounter Youth’s Green Team volunteers will be around the entire weekend at Schoolies Festival. They’re on-hand to provide you with any information you need and any support you require. Their goal is to ensure you have a great time celebrating!

A FEW HELPFUL TIPS… 

You will need to purchase a Victor Harbor Schoolies Festival ticket from Encounter Youth to gain access to the party.

Bring your ticket and valid photo ID to the Ticketing & Wristband Collection Area, and we’ll swap for your official schoolies wristband for entry into Schoolies Festival.

Keep up with the latest on the Schoolies Festival facebook page – COMING SOON!

Schoolies Festival™ 2019: Ready to Party?

The Official Schoolies Festival 2018 hosted by Encounter Youth.
The Official Schoolies Festival 2018 hosted by Encounter Youth.
The Official Schoolies Festival 2018 hosted by Encounter Youth.
The Official Schoolies Festival 2018 hosted by Encounter Youth.
The Official Schoolies Festival 2018 hosted by Encounter Youth.
The Official Schoolies Festival 2018 hosted by Encounter Youth.

So get prepared early, buy your ticket and book a seat on the Free MAC Schoolies Festival Bus—because no one wants to miss out on the schoolies Victor Harbor party!

Enjoy taking a good look around this website and read all about how you can plan for a fun, safe and memorable Schoolies Festival.

We look forward to seeing you next year!

To get the latest announcements and news first, connect with us on the official Schoolies Festival Facebook page COMING SOON! 

You can also keep in touch via Instagram COMING SOON!