Plan ahead for Schoolies Festival


Many local accommodation owners and managers partner together with Encounter Youth and emergency services throughout the year in the Schoolies Operation in order to provide safer accommodation for school leavers.

Book your accommodation through an endorsed accommodation provider.
Endorsed Accommodation Providers

In 2018, Encounter Youth has introduced a system of Endorsed Accommodation Providers. Endorsed Accommodation Providers will carry Encounter Youth’s tick of approval and have committed to a high standard of support and services to be provided over the weekend of Schoolies Festival. When booking at an Endorsed Accommodation Provider, school leavers (and their parents!) can be confident that they are staying in a safer environment. 

Before booking any accommodation for Schoolies Festival 2018, check the Free MAC Schoolies Festival bus map, to ensure that your transport is sorted for the weekend. If you’re planning at staying at one of our Endorsed Accommodation Providers, getting in and out of the Festival will be a breeze, because each Endorsed Accommodation Provider will have their own Free MAC Schoolies Festival bus stop! Endorsed Accommodation Providers will also have our Green Team volunteers stationed within their site to provide places to chill out, enjoy a free BBQ, have a chat and access information about the Schoolies Festival.

The following venues are the Endorsed Accommodation Providers for Schoolies Festival 2018. Please note: each accommodation provider will have their own Terms & Conditions and Encounter Youth is not responsible for any bookings or accommodation provided at these venues.


Where to Stay: 2018 Endorsed Accommodation Providers

Interested in finding out more? Check out our main Schoolies Festival page for a full overview.

If you haven’t bought a ticket yet, go get your ticket now!