There has been quite a high number of arrests already as Schoolies kicks off: see this SBS report. There is quite a lot of information available to help people top know the facts.
The Queensland Government’s Schoolies website has information on Rights and Responsibilities which includes sections on money, accommodation, fines and the law and hiring a vehicle. It is worth knowing that the fines for breaking the law can be quite hefty!
The DrugInfo website also has information on staying safe at Schoolies.
The organisation Turning Point has expressed concern at the levels of alcohol consumption during Schoolies.
ReachOut.com provides information on managing peer pressure in relation to alcohol.