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Going to Be 17 at Schoolies? Here's Everything You Need to Know

If you're going to be 17 at Schoolies - don't panic! It's all good. Schoolies.com has designed Schoolies to be suited for school leavers who are both under and over the age of 18. Don’t skip going to Schoolies just because you are going to be 17. 
You can still go to Schoolies and have an amazing time, as long as:  

1.You are of school leaving age, which is usually from 16 to 19, and,
2. You were meant to be graduating the year you wish to attend, 

…if so, then congratulations you are eligible to book the best week of your life with Schoolies.com!

Booking Accommodation When You’re Under 18

It's possible to book accommodation if you are under 18. Have your parents make the booking with you so that they are in the loop. In terms of checking in, most hotels don’t mind that you are underage if you have agreed to the house rules. Others will require a copy of your parent’s driver’s licence or signed house rules that you need to print and bring with you. Don’t stress too much about knowing which of these you’ll need to do, as we will give you all the check-in instructions with your travel documents that you receive before you travel. Easy!

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Partying at Schoolies When You’re Under 18

Schoolies.com is famous for its fabulous destinations and must-not-miss parties and events. A massive part of the Schoolies experience is the parties, so we make sure ALL Schoolies, both underage and 18+, have an amazing line-up of parties and events available to attend (we call these all-ages events). 
It’s good to know that Queensland celebrates their schoolies week in week 1 and everywhere else, including NSW and VIC, celebrate in week 2. 
NOTE: Some destinations do not have all-ages events, so it is good to know the ones that do. If you want to go to a schoolies destination that has all-ages events, then you should book either Gold Coast, Fiji, or Airlie Beach. If you're unsure of where you're booking has all-ages events, just drop us a line and we will let you know!

What’s The Go for Parties on the Gold Coast

During Gold Coast week 1 schoolies (which is traditionally when Queensland leavers go to Schoolies), lots of schoolies are under 18. All-ages events at schoolies in week one include the Nation Festival, Hilton Pool Party & Club Parties (so there is LOTS to do!). 
Gold Coast week 2, most school leavers are 18, BUT we know there are a few of you that will be 17, so don’t worry in week 2 there is also the Nation Festival, Hilton Pool Party & Club Parties that are all-ages. See, SO many parties to attend if you're 17!
You can add party tickets to all ages and 18+ events to your booking after you have booked. Book Schoolies > everything-you-need-to-know-about-going-to-schoolies-at-17.png

And for Other Destinations?

Fiji is amazing for schoolies if you’re going to be 17, it has daily all-ages pool parties and 7 nights of all-ages events (wristbands are used for 18+ schoolies to use the bar). Airlie Beach has a 7-night all-ages festival.

So, To Sum Up

When making a Schoolies booking it is important to make sure you do your research on the correct week to book and the events held at that destination, so you can be sure that your group is going to enjoy it and get the most out of your schoolies week.
If you are not sure or have any questions about where to book, feel free to contact us at info@schoolies.com and we will help you sort out where is going to be the best place to celebrate schoolies week for you and your mates. So what are you waiting for, book in your Schoolies week!
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