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The Schoolies Nation Festival is the pinnacle event of Schoolies Week. It is the biggest event of Schoolies week and is attended by thousands of Schoolies, who come to see the impressive line up of only the best DJ's and artists.


Headliners in the past have included the likes of Lime Cordiale, Tigerlily, Havana Brown, Timmy Trumpet and Will Sparks to name only a few. Register with to be the first to receive line-up announcements for your schoolies.


Schoolies Nation takes place in both week 1 and week 2 of Gold Coast Schoolies. In week 1 schoolies are treated to a true festival experience including carnival rides, barber and glitter bar. In week 2, schoolies get to experience something very special, Schoolies Nation is the only schoolies event that takes place on the iconic Surfers Paradise Beach.

Take your festival experience to the next level with a VIP upgrade to your Schoolies Nation Festival ticket. Arrive in style with a VIP express entry line, enjoy exclusive access to our VIP-only area, private VIP toilets and bar lines just to name a few perks.  VIP upgrades are extremely limited so make sure you add one to your booking if you want to party in luxury.

Your ticket to the Schoolies Nation Festival is included in your Schoolies Passport
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Login ** Not all artists will perform both weeks of Schoolies. Some festival activations are in week 1 only. Artists are subject to change. Playing schedule will be released closer to Schoolies in Travel Documents. For full event terms and conditions, please click HERE.

All Ages Parties

If you’re going to be 17 at Schoolies, don’t worry you won’t be missing out. You can still party at the All Ages Parties, entry to these events is included in your All-Ages Schoolies Passport or the All Ages Party Add On*. Each All Age party has a theme, get organised before Schoolies and assemble you and your crew to get your outfits on point! Find out more about the themes here. 


The All-Ages parties will be held in the very best venues in Surfers Paradise, who open their doors and their famous hospitality to our Schoolies for the all-ages events. These parties are All Ages which means they can be enjoyed by all Schoolies no matter their age (17 and 18-year-old schoolies can party together, making these events some of the most memorable of schoolies week). So prepare your fits and get keen!


Your ticket to the All Ages Parties is included in your All Ages Schoolies Passport or All Ages Party Add On.

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18+ Club Parties

The 18+ parties take place at all the hottest clubs in Surfers Paradise and have an unrivalled line-up of the very best DJs and acts. Entry to these clubs is included in your 18+ Schoolies Passport, which offers your free entry into more nightclubs and parties with more DJs than anywhere else.

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Your pass for the 18+ Club Parties is included in your 18+ Schoolies Passport.

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Pool Party at the Hilton

Nothing says summer like a pool party. Picture floating around on a giant inflatable flamingo and soaking up the sun with your besties and hundreds of other grade 12 graduates while the tunes are pumping.


We take over the whole pool deck of the 5-star Hilton Surfers Paradise resort, to throw one of the most anticipated parties of the year! The pool is perfection, and the surrounding day beds are awesome for soaking up the sun in between swims. Get your swimsuit ready, this party is epic. We’ve got DJ’s spinning tunes, hot giveaways and plenty of good vibes.


Tickets to this event are strictly limited so make sure you add one to your booking before it sells out!

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Party Themes

Every day of schoolies had a theme for you and your crew to get involved with. Themes are voted on by grade 12's and released close to schoolies (but with enough time in advance to get your fits sorted). Register for schoolies to get the chance to vote and find out the themes as soon as they are released. 
Some of the themes from past schoolies have been:


** Please note that does not guarantee that Schoolies specific events or activities will be available in any destination or in a specific week. Event programs, when offered will be confirmed closer to your check in date. For full event terms and conditions, please click HERE.
* Exact details of number of all ages parties, times and venues will be confirmed close to schoolies via Travel Documents.