Schoolies Parent Information

Schoolies Parent Information

At Schoolies.com we endeavour to foster a fun and safe environment for school leavers on their Schoolies holiday. Schoolies week is all about celebrating their incredible accomplishment by creating memories and building friendships that will be cherished forever.

Who Is Schoolies.com?

Schoolies.com has been the central booking site for Schoolies Week for over 30 years and arranges Schoolies holidays for over 30,000 schoolies each year. We are the EXCLUSIVE booking agent for 100+ Schoolies accommodations in destinations throughout Australia including the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Airlie Beach, Byron Bay and Lorne and overseas in Bali. We pride ourselves on delivering experiences that provide both a FUN AND SAFE opportunity for students to celebrate their graduation.

What Is Schoolies?

So you’ve heard of Schoolies, but what is it all about? Schoolies is a chance for your school leaver to celebrate their independence, academic achievements and ultimately have a great time with their closest friends who they may not get to see as they enter world outside of school! Each year thousands of year 12 students descend on Schoolies destinations to celebrate the end of their school years and enjoy what is also the ultimate summer holiday. Students make the journey from around Australia and to the vast majority is considered a rite of passage. 

How do we promote safety at schoolies

Each year we review our policies and employ new strategies to support the physical, mental, and emotional health and wellbeing of Schoolies during their trip. Schoolies.com bookings offer the following initiatives to support the safety of school leavers during their Schoolies holiday:

  • Official Schoolies.com Photo ID
  • Additional security in main Schoolies.com hotels
  • Official Schoolies.com wristbands (where applicable)
  • 24-hour hotline for both parents and graduates
  • Access to Schoolies.com events is exclusive to Schoolies.com customers
  • Partnership with support services*
  • Red Frogs*

*Please note these initiatives are subject to schoolies locations and dates. For further information please contact the Schoolies.com team.

The Schoolies.com Team

When you book with Schoolies.com you are booking with the schoolies experts. Our team of professionals are committed to providing support to not just school leavers but also their parents! Our awesome crew are available for any questions you might have. We are committed to delivering excellent customer service and even offer a 24-hour parent hotline during Schoolies week.

Message From Our Director - Matt Lloyd

What an exciting time it is, to see your son or daughter finishing their schooling and looking towards their future. It’s a huge milestone, and to end their school years by taking a trip and celebrating with their closest friends is a both fitting and memorable choice. It can be daunting, the prospect of booking and sending your son or daughter to schoolies trip, perhaps for the first time taking a trip on their own.

I wanted to take this opportunity to o¬ffer some reassurance and introduce Schoolies.com. Established in 1989, Schoolies.com has been the central booking site for schoolies week for over 30 years. We arrange schoolies holidays for over 30,000 schoolies annually. We are the exclusive booking agent for the onsite managers of 100+ schoolies properties in destinations throughout Australia including the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Airlie Beach, Byron Bay and Lorne and overseas in Fiji and Bali. Our expert team of schoolies consultants focus on schoolies 365 days and are here to ensure that every one of the school leavers who travel with us has an exceptional experience.

Our experience through our longevity, and our high standard of care and consideration in our planning and execution, has made us the leading provider of schoolies trips. It is with the knowledge we have gained over our 30 years you can rest assured that safety and security of our schoolies is at the forefront of our minds in both the planning and execution of our trips. We are proud to have engineered our schoolies trip so that they have the right balance of safety and fun, resulting in an experience that our travellers talk about for years to come. If you have any further queries or concerns about our schoolies trips, I invite you to get in touch with our team, who are keen to help. We look forward to hosting your son or daughter for their schoolies trip.

Support Services

Red Frogs

The Red Frogs have been operating at Schoolies for over 14 years. Armed with their ice-breaking Allen’s Red Frogs, 1200 volunteers patrol the streets supporting young people, and providing a positive presence in most Schoolies destinations. Red Frogs specialise in walk homes, pancakes in apartments, room check-ins and even are know to assist in room cleaning!
Red Frogs Hotline    1300 557 123

Be Safe Watch Your Mates

The Queensland Government Safer Schoolies Initiative provides a range of free support services to help improve safety for school leavers visiting the Gold Coast during week 1 of Schoolies.
Visit www.schoolies.qld.gov.au for more information about how to organise the Schoolies wristband, the Schoolies Hub, safety tips and much more.
The message to stay safe and watch your mates is an important one that is reinforced throughout Schoolies week to ensure their experience is everything they had hoped for. 

Support Services

A variety of support services are on offer during Schoolies Week at key destinations. There is a highly visible presence of services such as police, security, emergency services, officials and volunteers. They offer general support, medical assistance, advice and information.
In the past, Surfers Paradise has also offered a Schoolies only zone to prevent the toolies from taking part in the celebrations.

Parent Testimonials

Don’t just take our word for it, each and every year we get hundreds of reviews from parents whose son or daughter have travelled with Schoolies.com. Here is just some of the feedback we have received.


"Great place! Great people! Very helpful and reassuring to both our daughter and to us about her, when we checked her in. Would highly recommend."


"My Daughter had a fantastic time at your accommodation. Your place was in close vicinity to the Lagoon and all other facilities available in the area. The owners and staff were very attentive and supportive to her! Highly recommend to anyone!! Thanks!!"


"My son stayed at Mantra Crown Towers for Schoolies 2012 and I couldn't praise the hotel staff more highly, especially the security staff who managed to carry out a difficult job with professionalism and care."


"The boys enjoyed their time and felt safe at all times. The room was lovely and the staff were amazing."


"We felt as parents that it was very well organised and that the security guards made me feel that our boys were safe and well looked after. Thanks"


"My daughter had the best time here. She said the owners looked after them amazingly and that it just felt like home!!!"

Schoolies Testimonials

Check out these schoolies reviews. 


"The red frogs were awesome, police had a good presence without being overbearing. Always felt the paramedics and red frogs were readily available to help if we needed them."


"There were a lot of volunteers and checkpoint areas in the beach party that many for great emergency points/meeting points if you got lost or needed a break. At the cavil strip, there were many police officers that reassured my safety. Furthermore, my building did not allow visit at any time and have 24 security with I liked."


"Red frogs, police & security all deserve an award for keeping us safe honestly they were fantastic Red frogs are fantastic!! Police were all so friendly and engaged in conversations. Security guards were amazing also."


"After hearing many stories in the media about how unsafe schoolies is, I was shocked about the amount of security, police and volunteers that were placed in Surfer's Paradise. At no moment, did I feel unsafe and it was always great to return to my apartment to see the friendly security downstairs at the entrance."


"The best thing about Schoolies Fiji was that you were on an island where there was only schoolies people there. There was always people there that made sure that you okay and made sure that only people that were meant to be there was there."


"I felt very safe during schoolies as police staff were always within site wherever you were in the central area on Cavill. I felt comfortable and was able to have a great time with my friends in a safe environment."


"Safety at schoolies was great. There was many security guards to ensure no one came into hotels. Police patrolling the streets made walking around feel safe and lots of support crews to make sure everything was ok."


"There were many amazing security guards, red frogs, and police around, which also convinced my parents to allow me to go to Schoolies Gold Coast."


"Red frogs are literally the sweetest most caring and supportive people! And the police presence was never overwhelming or intimidating they were all so friendly and genuinely concerned about keeping us safe."

Safety Brochure

Want to know more about safety at Schoolies? Check out the Schoolies safety brochure to learn more about how Schoolies.com supports safety at Schoolies. 
View Our Safety Brochure

Parent Letter

A message from the Schoolies.com team. 
View Our Parent Letter

ATAS Accredited

Schoolies.com is proud be accredited by the AFTA Travel Agent Scheme (ATAS). To be accredited means that Schoolies.com executes the highest calibre of professionalism, credibility, and reliability. Only the industries best can achieve this level of accreditation through the continued execution of professional conduct with a foundation of profession conduct and strong business ethics.