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About Schoolies

Rye SchooliesRye is the most popular Victorian Schoolies destination on the Mornington Peninsula. Schoolies flock here for the annual Schoolies Celebrations amongst the safe sandy beaches, ideal for swimming and water sports where they can soak up the sunshine during the day and either relax or party at night.

Rye SchooliesEnjoy the fresh air and the freedom at this trouble-free Schoolies destination. Enjoy surfing, swimming with the dolphins and horse-riding along the white sand beaches.

Most importantly you want to be staying right at the beach!

Rye SchooliesAt night there are cafes, bars and clubs that are popular with Schoolies, or choose to chill with friends on the foreshore. The Red Frogs are also on-site and have regularly offered free midnight BBQs on the foreshore of Rye, there are also free BBQs for those booked in at the Official Schoolies Accommodation – The Hive Holiday Apartments Rye which is directly across the road from the beach and is exclusive to Schoolies. This is rated as the Number 1 Schoolies accommodation in the area.

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

Rye is on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, around 1 hour drive from Melbourne
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Schoolies 2024
24 Nov – 1 Dec 2024

Schoolies 2025
23 Nov – 30 Nov 2025

Schoolies 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. If you are closely connected with the Schoolies group (eg) sibling, boyfriend, girlfriend, and you are of similar age, then you may also book with the group. The Schoolies accommodation and activities are accessible to all Schoolies 18+ as well as under 18.
Schoolies Accommodation
The Schoolies Hotel must be booked through Sure Thing Schoolies
Official Schoolies Hotel
Name: The Hive Holiday Apartments Rye
Address: 4 Nelson St, Rye VIC 3941
Schoolies can get access into the bars and clubs if they are 18. Otherwise, there is a great Schoolies vibe at the Schoolies accommodation that can be enjoyed every evening for all Schoolies regardless of age. Staying at the Schoolies accommodation is a huge advantage for those who are under 18 as it gives you a venue to enjoy and celebrate your Schoolies week.
Free for Schoolies Accommodation

  • Heated Swimming Pool
  • TV Room (Foxtel/Cable)
  • BBQ Area


Premium Activities

(Costs involved)

  • Surf Board Hire and Surf Lessons
  • Horse Riding
  • Kayaking
  • Fishing Trips
  • Scuba Diving
  • Peninsula Hot Springs
  • Pamper Spa Centres
For Schoolies images click: Rye Schoolies Videos

Measures are in place to make it as safe as possible for Schoolies. Sure Thing Schoolies has a 100% Safety record in all 10 years that it has been running Schoolies events. There are regular security patrols. Rye is a safe and friendly destination, especially at this Schoolies accommodation. Part of enjoying Schoolies celebrations is staying safe and healthy.
  • 7 Nights Accommodation at the Schoolies Accommodation
  • Access to on-site Schoolies activities and facilities at Schoolies accommodation
  • Sure Thing Schoolies Registration and wristband
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
Thousands, and growing. New bookings are made daily.
The Official Schoolies activities will be held on site at the Schoolies resort. There is also great Schoolies vibe at the Schoolies accommodation that can be enjoyed every evening for all Schoolies regardless of age. Those who are under 18 are not treated any differently to those who are 18, so no one is separated. Staying at the Schoolies accommodation is a huge advantage for those who are under 18 as it gives you a venue to enjoy and celebrate their Schoolies week. The location is also perfect for them, right on the beach. There is also a games room and pool and ongoing fun things to do to keep them entertained. This is part of the reason it’s rated as the Number 1 Schoolies venue in Rye.
Yes. We understand that you want Freedom at Schoolies. You have the freedom to explore the beautiful Rye area and experience the local culture. You can go shopping, do tours and activities as you wish.
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.
No. You don’t have this restriction at Sure Thing Schoolies accommodation
No, it’s not banned, but please consume it legally and responsibly
Enjoy the amazing food available in Rye. The food includes all the normal stuff you would expect such as Pizza, Chicken, Steak, Pasta, Fish and Chips, Wedges, Seafood, Burgers, Fresh Fruit. There are also supermarkets, cafes and restaurants close by. There is a full kitchen at the Schoolies accommodation if you feel like preparing your own food.
Yes. There are so many food outlets available that you are very likely to find multiple options for your dietary requirements.
Being in VIC, Rye is in the UTC +10 AEST time zone
Yes, there are ATMs available within walking distance.
Check in starts from 2pm onwards. If you get there before 2pm 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 2pm. The whole group should check in together all at once. As for Check out, you must vacate your room completely by no later than 10am on the day of departure.
Yes, The Hive Holiday Apartments Rye is rated as the Number 1 Schoolies accommodation. This is mainly due to the perfect location (right on the beach) as well as the Schoolies vibe and exclusivity.
Just like the hottest concert tickets… The schoolies hotel rooms get snapped up nice and early, the earlier you book, the better it is for you. To get things rolling, contact and let them know how many people are in your group. 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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