The call has gone out to recently returned school students in year 12. Book your Gold Coast Schoolies Week Accommodation early or risk missing out on the best choice of rooms.
Speaking with Senior Editor of www.visit-queensland.com.au today, Mr Michael Palmer said, "November last year, we had a lot of last minute enquiries for accommodation in Airlie Beach and the Gold Coast, some people were left with limited choices of accommodation for the Gold Coast and were quite dissapointed." This year we can hopefully avoid that situation by getting the call out to year 12 students early in the year while there are still plenty of options available."
On the Friday night of week one in 2009 its estimated that 25,000 schoolies were out and about on the Gold Coast, so its easy to see why there might be a need to book accommodation early. Mr Palmer also said it is best for school leavers to do a bit of research by checking all the info at www.schoolies.org.au, which operates forums so shoolies can discuss various topics before they get to the Gold Coast.
Things such as a photo ID (from your School) is important, as is checking the rules of the accommodation you book. "Most Gold Coast hotels won't allow you to bring in glass containers but plastic is fine" and "As always there will be great support from Emergency Services Queensland and the Gold Coast Volunteers, but knowing what to do in an emergency can save a life, so be prepared."
School leavers in 2010 are also able to find information about the activities planned for this year at schoolies.org.au, "although its best to keep checking back to see if there are any changes to timings and venues etc" Mr Palmer said.