Encounter Youth hosts the Schoolies Festival.

Schoolies Festival™ 2020 Update

Encounter Youth would like to advise that the Schoolies Festival™ 2020 has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to this cancellation, Encounter Youth will directly contact all ticket holders and issue a full refund within 14 days.

Following the decision made today, 18 September 2020, we still want to encourage young people to celebrate safely. For 21 years, we have supported young people in celebrating the conclusion of Year 12.

2020 will be no different. We will still be present in support of our Year 12s.

From here, we encourage all Year 12s organising an alternate end-of-year celebration, those who attend a celebration or parents who want to support them, to register their celebration by completing the survey we will send you. We will utilise this information to provide planning and support where possible to the Class of 2020.

We thank you for your patience and understanding. Should you have questions about Schoolies Festival™, we encourage you to contact us at schooliesfestival@encounteryouth.com.au.

Nigel Knowles, CEO Encounter Youth

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

WATCH THIS SPACE! The Schoolies Festival™ 2020 theme is chosen by YOU! 

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 Festival if you are not staying at our Partner or Endorsed Accommodation providers.

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

Keep up with the latest on the Schoolies Festival Facebook page.

Schoolies Festival™ 2020: Ready to celebrate?

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 Schoolies Festival Bus, funded by the Government of South Australia – because no one wants to miss out on the Victor Harbor Schoolies Festival!

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

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

You can also keep in touch via Instagram.