The annual school-leaver festival will occur from Friday 22 November until Sunday 24 November 2019 with events and activities focussed around Warland Reserve, whilst the three local caravan parks will be well patronised.

The event will again be well supported by numerous emergency services organisations with positive guidance provided by Encounter Youth’s – Green Team.


Road Closures, Speed Restrictions and Dry Zones

A series of closures will occur around the festival site from Friday, 22 November to Monday, 25 November to ensure safe passage of all in attendance.  Affected roads will be re-opened each day from 6am, replaced by 25kph speed limits.

The traditional closure of Three Gullies Road (commonly known as the big dipper) will occur from 9am on Friday, 22 November until 8am on the 25 November.  Exemptions will apply for residents.

A significant part of the City’s CBD will revert to a 24 hour ‘Dry Zone’ from 8am on Monday 18 November until 10am on Monday 25 November.  Appropriate signage will be installed.

Compliance with the dry zone conditions will be undertaken by the South Australian Police.

More details relating to road closures, speed restrictions and dry zones is available in an Information Sheet: Information Sheet: 2019 Schoolies Festival(1045 kb)


Temporary Parking Controls

Parking will be restricted on parts of Flinders Parade and Esplanade from Wednesday 20 November until Monday 25 November.  Access will remain open for permit holders.

Parking around the entrances of the Beachfront Holiday Park and the Holiday & Cabin Park will be restricted to allow safe access for bus services across the weekend.


Public Transport

Funding provided by the Motor Accident Commission will help to ensure all festival attendees arrive and return home safely from Schoolies. Further detail can be found on the Schoolies website.


In the Case of an Emergency

Where there is a need to contact any of the emergency services please ring 000. For non-urgent Police assistance call 131 444.


Frequently Asked Questions

In order to understand the challenges faced in relation to Schoolies Week it is necessary to consider a range of factors. The Council prepared a Frequently Asked Questions: Schoolies(293 kb) document that looks at why schoolies come to Victor Harbor, how the event is managed and a range of other questions asked by our community.

In addition to Council's FAQ, further information about the event is also available on the Schoolies website


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