Schoolies week is an Australian tradition for Year 12 leavers to celebrate the end of their school years. Airlie Beach in the Whitsundays is one of the world’s best holiday destinations, and host of Schoolies week between 21 - 27 November this year!

Schoolies Central

At Whitsunday Schoolies, we have created an area just for you called Schoolies Central. Schoolies Central is an area to hang out and party in a safe, legal and responsible way. Schoolies Central is where you can register, find the information desk and tour information to Whitehaven Beach and the Islands. Free wifi hotspots will be available in Schoolies Central, courtesy of Telstra. Please keep in mind that bags are not permitted inside Schoolies Central.


Schoolies Central opening times


To give yourself the best chance of finding accommodation and avoid disappointment, it is recommended that you start thinking about your preferred accommodation provider as soon as possible!

Sharing accommodation is a Whitsunday Schoolies tradition, but it’s important to discuss costs and agree on some house rules. Make sure you check out your accommodation providers ‘house rules’ prior to booking to make sure it’s the right place for you. Damage to your accommodation can occur, whether the damage is done by yourself, a housemate, or a visitor, prompt action is certainly the way to go to try resolve any disputes with your apartment manager.

If you don’t know where to start looking for accommodation, please visit Schoolies.com to browse some of your options!

 Getting around Airlie Beach 

Whitsunday Transit buses will be running everyday during schoolies until 2am. Please refer to the
Whitsunday Transit timetable for times and bus stops
here. All schoolies will receive unlimited travel on this
service from Saturday 21 November to Friday 27 November 2020. Your Schoolies wristband must be
shown to travel.

Whitsunday Taxis are also available for your use. To make a booking, please call 13 10 08.

If you would like to visit one of the Whitsunday’s beautiful islands or Whitehaven Beach, please visit Cruise Whitsundays website  to view their ferry schedule for island transfers.