Premier admits Gold Coast Schoolies is still in doubt

Just three months out from planned Schoolies celebrations, Queensland authorities admit they still have no idea whether the event will go ahead.

The highly-anticipated celebrations usually take place on the glitter strip in late November every year, however the COVID-19 crisis is likely to force a change.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said she is talking to Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate about the event’s future but admitted things were not looking positive at this stage.


“We are having discussions at the moment about Schoolies,” Ms Palaszczuk told reporters on Wednesday.

“I met with him recently on the Gold Coast and we will consider all options around that.

“But we cannot see mass gatherings so we are working through all feasible options.”

The Premier was unable to give a time-frame on when a final decision on the event’s future would be made.

It comes just two weeks after Mayor Tate pitched a bizarre zoom-party plan to replace the annual event.

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