Thursday, November 16, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

2023 Schoolies Fun

It’s that time of year again, with Schoolies celebrations prepped and ready for November 18.

Spanning one week of mammoth parties, excitement and fun, the Year 12 graduates across the state are saying goodbye to high school and cheering on the rest of their lives.  

Local year 12 graduates can get in on the fun here in the Whitsundays with Local Tickets available for all.

Event organiser, Margie Murphy, Director of Airlie Events said, “Last year we had such a great bunch of kids come and enjoy the event who were really well behaved”.

“These are Airlie’s future tourists so making them feel welcome and safe benefits everyone in the long run as they are sure to keep returning.”

Supported by Safer Schoolies Program, Whitsunday Regional Council, Queensland Police and Ambulance Services, with the Red Frogs and Whitsunday Youth with a Mission on the ground, the event is expected to see 1500 school leavers flow into Airlie Beach.

This years’ themes:

Saturday November 18 – Uniforms

Sunday November 19 – Pink

Monday November 20 – Thrift Finds

Tuesday November 21 – White Party

Wednesday November 22 – Festival Fits

Thursday November 23 – Rodeo

Friday November 24 – Tropical Vibes

WHAT: Airlie Beach Schoolies

WHERE: Airlie Beach Foreshore, Fairy Tree Park

WHEN: Saturday November 18 to Friday November 24

TICKETS: Locals Only Tickets, $150 each, for 7-nights available through

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