About Leavers

dunsborough-schoolies-1Leavers Week is a celebration for grade 12 students to acknowledge and celebrate their graduation from high school. The party takes place in various locations around Australia and overseas. Dunsborough has quickly become a Western Australia favourite.

dunsborough-schoolies-3So what’s so good about leavers week in Dunsborough? It’s so popular because its only 3 hours south of Perth, right next to the beach and offers a fun, safe and chilled atmosphere – perfect for all students that have just undergone a stressful exam period.

Dunsborough is also the middle town between neighbouring Busselton and Margaret River, providing a great amount of accommodation, apartments, campsites for the many that flock to the region each year. While the biggest parties happen in ‘The Zone’ on Dunsborough’s foreshore, transportation and events are extended to students staying within the region.

If you need additional assistance with any booking, or have a special request, simply contact us via phone 1300 49 59 69 (extended office hours) or email us at schoolies@surething.com.au

Dunsborough is on the Western Australian coast, around 3 hours drive south of Perth
Dunsborough Map

Leavers Dates

  • Leavers 2024: 17 to 22 Nov 2024
  • Leavers 2025: 16 to 21 Nov 2025
School Leavers aged 16 to 18 who are completing year 12 on the year of travel may attend. If you have left school early (eg Year 10) for work or TAFE and you are in this age group then you may also attend.
Premium Activities
(Costs involved)

  • Surf Board Hire and Surf Lessons
  • Horse Riding
  • Kayaking
  • Fishing Trips
  • Scuba Diving
  • Sky Diving
  • Busselton Jetty
  • Bootleg Brewery & Cheeky Monkey Brewery
  • Whale Watching
  • Yallingup Maze
  • Helicopter rides
For Leavers images click: http://dunsboroughleavers.com/gallery/

Official Dunsborough Leavers Videos

Measures are in place to make it as safe as possible for Leavers. Sure Thing Schoolies has a 100% Safety record in all 14 years that it has been running Leavers events. There are regular security patrols on site. Dunsborough is a safe and friendly destination, especially at this Leavers accommodation. Part of enjoying Leavers celebrations is staying safe and healthy.
Stage 1
Upon payment of deposit, group members must register on an online form:

  • Full name as per I.D. or passport
  • Mobile number
  • Personal email address

Stage 2
On 10th of August of the year of travel, group members must register on an online form:

  • Address
  • Home Number
  • Date of Birth
  • High School Name and Suburb
  • Portrait photo
Travel Documents including Check-in vouchers are sent by email approximately 28 days before departure.
Payments are non-refundable. Changes are allowed in certain circumstances, see terms and conditions for details

A) As cash is tight for many Leavers, Sure Thing Schoolies provides a service where you can to reduce your bond to $100, which is very helpful as many Leavers bonds are $500 per person. The following are examples depending on the bond required from the accommodation partner. You are still liable to cover the full cost of any damages if they occur. However, this service reduces the upfront bond payable – allowing you to bring the upfront cost within reach so that you don’t miss out on your Leavers trip.

$500 required bond reduces to a $100 bond payable (Service fee $80 deducted from bond after Leavers)

$300 required bond reduces to a $100 bond payable (Service fee $40 deducted from bond after Leavers)

$250 required bond reduces to a $100 bond payable (Service fee $30 deducted from bond after Leavers)

$200 required bond reduces to a $100 bond payable (Service fee $20 deducted from bond after Leavers)

A) Check them out, they are awesome and Unless you experience an Exclusive Sure Thing Schoolies ALL Ages Pre-Leavers Boat Party you haven’t experienced the best Leavers has to offer! There are 2 x Boat Party Cruises Scheduled on (Saturday the 17th November @ 3.30pm to 6:30pm) and (Saturday the 17th of November @ 7:00pm to 10:00pm) from Barrack Street Jetty Perth. Discounts apply for an individual doing multiple cruises and if you book when you secure your accommodation, you get a $20 discount!

1 x 3 Hour Boat Party (Valued at $119): Sure Thing Leavers Price $59

2 x 3 Hour Boat Parties (Valued at $238): Sure Thing Leavers Price $109

A) Leavers 2024: 17 to 22 Nov 2024 and Leavers 2025: 16 to 21 Nov 2025
A) The buses generally run on the bus route provided on the map in this email every 30 minutes by day and every 10 minutes at night.
A) Alcohol is not permitted at leavers.
A) No, they are not. Tickets to the zone are to be purchased separately. The tickets can be purchased at South West Coach Line, 39 Albert St, Busselton by calling 08 9753 7700.
A) Thousands, and growing. New bookings are made daily and for 2024 there will be almost 10,000 Leavers attending, it will be epic.
A) The Official Leavers activities will be held in the area as usual. There is also great Leavers vibe at all Sure Thing Schoolies Leavers accommodation that can be enjoyed regardless of age. Staying at the Leavers accommodation is a huge advantage for those who are under 18 as it gives them an extra venue to enjoy and celebrate their Leavers trip in a safe and controlled party environment.
A) Yes. We understand that you want Freedom during Leavers. You have the freedom to explore the beautiful Busselton area and experience the local culture. You can go shopping, do tours and activities as you wish.
A) The group will get their room allocation, however, we don’t select the guest’s configurations within their own group, they can decide amongst themselves on arrival.
A) No. You don’t have this restriction at Sure Thing Schoolies accommodation
A) No, these are booked separately by Leavers. However, upon purchasing the Leavers party/event ticket, this will include transport.
A) Yes, it is! In over 14 years, Sure Thing Schoolies is the Leavers provider with the 100% safety record. In addition, all Sure Thing Schoolies partners have undergone accommodation approvals and safety checks have been arranged for Leavers accommodation prior to the event to ensure that quality control standards are at the level expected at Sure Thing Schoolies venues. Where applicable this has also involved getting the Tick of Approval from Environmental Health Officer of the Busselton City Council after site visits. This provides extra peace of mind, giving Leavers and their parents further reassurance of the Sure Thing quality seal of approval.
A) Generally, check-in starts from 2 pm onwards. If you get there before 2 pm you may be able to leave your bags at reception whilst you explore the area. There may be many people checking in at once, so keep in mind that you may not be able to check in at exactly 2 pm. The whole group should check in together all at once. As for Checkout, you must generally vacate your room completely by no later than 10 am on the day of departure.
A) Yes, it is as Sure Thing Schoolies is the Ultimate Leavers Party People that know how to help Leavers have the best week of their life whilst keeping them safe at the same time.
A) Just like the hottest concert tickets… The Leavers accommodation gets snapped up nice and early, the earlier you book, the better it is for you. To get things rolling, contact schoolies@surething.com.au and let them know how many people are in your group and where you want to book. From there, they will send you an itinerary of the best available rooms and will give you details on how you can make them yours!
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