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February 9, 2017 OTA News No Comments Email Email

Following the major success of 2016, the Schoolies experts for nearly 30 years,, are looking forward to chalking up an even bigger event this year as students rush to snap up the best accommodation for just $100 deposit.

With around 30,000 bookings received from school leavers last year and numbers already ahead of the corresponding period in 2016, CEO of Matt Lloyd said it was shaping up to be one of the biggest years yet.

“Term one of school has only just begun and already the class of 2017 are wasting no time getting their Schoolies sorted so they can secure the best accommodation, close to entertainment and the beach.

“With a $100 deposit all it takes to lock in accommodation and no more to pay until September, Schoolies are getting more organised each year because they don’t want to miss out.”

Mr Lloyd said rave reviews from past Schoolies, fresh entertainment and a string of very positive events in recent years was driving popularity like never before.

“The launch of the Schoolies Nation Beach Festival in 2014 has been a significant milestone for the event, resulting in thousands more interstate Schoolies visiting in week two,’’ Mr Lloyd said.

He said Schoolies Nation would be back bigger than ever this year, complementing a full agenda of exclusive parties and entertainment in week one, plus an exciting program of council and government-run activities.

“We have now booked over 500,000 Schoolies since inception and the event is as popular as ever,’’ Mr Lloyd said.

“The Gold Coast continues to be the overwhelming favourite destination however bookings are still very consistent for our other destinations including Airlie Beach, Byron Bay, Lorne and more.

“Feedback from last year’s guests, parents, unit managers and local authorities were excellent and we’re really looking forward to making this year’s schoolies another safe and memorable experience,’’ he said.

Schoolies can secure accommodation now for just $100 deposit and no more to pay until September 2017. Visit

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