Now is the time to think about booking schoolies! This year will be done in a flash and then you get to celebrate! Have you started getting organised?
We’ve put together this handy list of all the things you need to consider when you’re planning your amazing, well-deserved celebrations!
#1 Assemble your squad
WHO you celebrate with is just as important as HOW. Make plans with your besties and get ready to make some memories! Remember there will be tonnes of opportunity to catch up with heaps of different friends and dance the nights away, but it’s best to make plans and stay with your closest mates so you can look after each other.
#2 Buy your ticket
Do it now! It’s so easy. This is the most important part of booking schoolies, and once it’s done you’ll start feeling like your celebrations are finally within reach! A 3-day Schoolies Festival™ ticket gets you access to the biggest and best schoolies celebration in the state! We know you’re not all the same, so there’s something for everyone…it’s one of SA’s biggest music festivals but there’s also tonnes of places to chill out on lounges, food, arcade games, a photo booth and more!
#3 Book your accommodation
Do this as soon as you can! There are lots of different places to stay, but some of them fill up FAST. Work out with your mates what kind of accommodation you want…do you want to do the camping-style thing in a caravan park? Or do you want more of a cabin or holiday house kinda vibe? Check out our list of accommodation providers we work alongside and don’t forget to choose somewhere close to the Free MAC Schoolies Festival™ Bus route!
Headed down to the Fleurieu to celebrate? Did you know you can get there for free? When you buy your ticket you can book a seat on the Free MAC Schoolies Festival™ Bus! How good is that? You can get around for free while you’re down there too, check out the deets here. If that doesn’t work for you, call in a favour from mum/dad/sibling and get dropped down there. Leave your car at home, it’s way safer!
#5 Download the app
Available from the Apple App Store and Google Play later on in the year, this stellar creation will give you ALL the information you need. Want to know when the bus is coming? Check the app. Want to know when your favourite DJ is playing? Check the app. Want a super handy checklist so you know what to pack? You guessed it…check the app! Seriously, get on it. It’s super helpful.
#6 Follow us on social media
There’s not much worse than being out of the loop…so don’t let it happen! Find us on the Facebook page and event, Instagram and Snapchat (SFestivalAU) for updates, announcements, helpful tips and stacks of behind the scenes fun stuff!
#7 Packing list
Oh, what’s that? Get the app!! In it, there’s a great list of things you’ll need to pack. You don’t wanna forget your phone charger or sweet Flower Power costume! And your family’s old tent that hasn’t seen the light of day since primary school? Maybe check that it’s got all the necessary bits and pieces…
#8 Have a plan
Always look after your mates. Before you even start celebrating it’s a great idea to talk about what your plans are so that everyone’s on the same page. Make agreements with each other and make sure everyone sticks to them! You could even make a ‘house rules’ list together. Don’t forget that you’ll need to eat, so plan meals and share the costs.
#9 Get PUMPED
Booking schoolies is an exciting time because it means it’s nearly your turn to celebrate your massive achievement! Get excited and get prepared. The better planned your celebration is, the more you’ll enjoy it. This year will fly past and party time will be here before you know it….we can’t wait either!!