Encounter Youth hosts the Schoolies Festival.

Schoolies Festival™

Welcome to the official Schoolies Festival website. If you are a current Year 12 student planning to head to Victor Harbor, South Australia you’ve come to the right page.

Schoolies Festival is managed by Encounter Youth, and this website is designed to help inform you (and your family) as you plan and prepare for a 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!



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.

Gates are open each night between 7:00pm–3:00am, and there is heaps to explore and enjoy with your mates. Each night there’s a different dress-up theme party, plus food, drinks and so much more!

Schoolies Festival 2018
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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 mates! Keep up with the latest on the Schoolies Festival Facebook page and we’ll have more info here for you soon!

Encounter Youth Green Team

The Encounter Youth volunteers, known as the Green Team, will be around the entire weekend at Schoolies Festival. They will be a great source of information, support and an extra friend to help you celebrate.


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!

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

We look forward to seeing you in November!

To find out the latest announcements and news first, connect with us on the official Schoolies Festival Facebook page and event, Instagram and Snapchat (SFestivalAU) and remember to use #SF18 for your countdown posts!