Margaret River Schoolies

Schoolies Leavers Week 2010 –

Margaret River

Leaver’s Week 2010 in Western Australia is scheduled for Tuesday 23rd of November to Friday 26th of November – so that means that thousands of 17-year-old high school leavers will be descending on the region for Margaret River schoolies celebrations marking the end of their high school final exams.

Dunsborough and Busselton are also big gathering points for schoolies celebrations during Leavers Week. There usually are designated parties and entertainment zones for school leavers featuring DJs and live music; leavers must often wear a special wristband to gain admission.

If you’re considering a trip to Margaret River, Leavers Week may not be the best time – accommodation can be hard to find, and many people prefer not to spend their holiday alongside thousands of partying 17-year-olds. Unfortunately, some of the youths do not always conduct themselves appropriately or respect the facilities, and tend to forget that other people do in fact live here as well – it’s not just a party zone/playground.

Many local residents have a bit of a “love/hate” relationship with Leaver’s Week. On the one hand, it’s a great chance for kids to celebrate their hard work and commemorate the end of their school years before embarking on to university or their careers, and we try to be hospitable to everyone who comes to visit the region.

On the other hand, Margaret River schoolies celebrations – just like other destinations throughout Australia – tend to become overrun with alcohol and rowdy behaviour. Local police offer a stepped up presence during Leavers Week to help ensure the safety of the kids whilst also keeping the peace for local residents.

Some resorts do not accept reservations from schoolies, so kids coming here for Leavers Week should make sure they can secure a place to stay. Many choosing Margaret River for schoolies rent private apartments, chalets or beach houses, or purchase package tours from designated resorts that are open to Margaret River schoolies.

Schoolies and Leavers Week has become an Australian tradition and Margaret River is a great destination for this unique week-long party. Here’s hoping that Leavers Week 2010 is safe, fun and not too noisy for the locals who have to work in the morning!

About Benji

I am married and live on a farm near Margaret River with my wife, daughter and son. I set up The Margaret River Guide to assist people coming to Margaret River Western Australia to easily find what they are looking for. I also wanted to allow people to find activities they did not know about and to be able to openly comment on/ review businesses.

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