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
23-25 NOVEMBER 2018
Celebrating 20 Years
If you are a current Year 12 student planning to head to Victor Harbor, South Australia, you’re officially invited to our 20th 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.
The annual official Schoolies Festival™ will be held from the 23rd–25th November, 2018 in Warland Reserve, Victor Harbor. Thousands of school leavers over the decades have had the time of their lives, and now it’s your turn!
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™.
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!
Schoolies Festival™ Accommodation Providers
With 2018 being the 20th year of Schoolies Festival™, we are busy hand-crafting a bunch of stellar venues for YOU—the Class of 2018—to enjoy with your friends. Get ready for schoolies Victor Harbor!
TOP OF OUR SCHOOLIES TIPS IS…
Make sure you pick a 2018 Endorsed Accommodation Provider to ensure your preparation plans run smoothly.
We’ve got you covered, whether you want to stay close to all the action in Victor Harbor accommodation, or if you’re after a caravan park near Victor Harbor, then Port Elliot accommodation is also accessible on the Free MAC Schoolies Festival™ Bus route.
HERE’S ANOTHER SCHOOLIES TIP…
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™.
Download the free schoolies checklist (available in Term 3), so you know how to have the best weekend and to be mindful of schoolies safety!
Keep up with the latest on the Schoolies Festival™ Facebook page and we’ll have more info here for you soon!
Schoolies Festival™ 2018: Ready to Party?
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 in November!