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 in November 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

Schoolies Festival™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 3 day event known today as Schoolies Festival™.

Gates are open each night between 7pm – 3am, and there is heaps to explore and enjoy with your mates. To give you just a taste of what will be happening…we will have some of Australia’s hottest DJs playing your favourite tunes and for those year 12s who DJ, a chance for you to play in front of your mates in our Battle of the Schoolies Festival™ DJ competition. Each night there’s a different dress up theme party, plus food, drinks and so much more!

The Festival has legit something for everyone with a bunch of stellar venues. Here are just a few:

Nova Music Bowl


Nova Music Bowl

Dance non-stop under the stars in our biggest venue! (Seriously, this one is big…)

White Marquee Lounge


White Marquee Lounge

Known as the ultimate hang zone, The Lounge offers board games, snacks, super comfy couches and more…

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The Garden

Rest your weary dancing feet amongst the playfulness of The Garden. Relax in the colourful surrounds to the sound of the night and why not play a game while you’re there.

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Get your party pose on and create a memory that will remind you of Schoolies Festival™ forever.

Encounter Youth Club Tent


Encounter Youth Club Tent

Come dance the night away while DJ’s play all your favourite tunes!

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 & 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!