Dates of School Holidays, School Term, Public Holidays
Each state of Australia sets their own school term and holiday dates – which can be very confusing when travelling interstate. Until the end of 2012, Tasmania had 3 terms per year. From 2013, all states have 4 terms (2 semesters) per year with a mid-semester break.
We include school holiday dates on each city what’s on pages (click on state links below), but also here are links to official government sites where you can double-check all dates. In some cases, school teachers return to school one or two days earlier than students.
You can follow the links below to official government sites providing school and other holiday dates.
Queensland School Holiday Dates
- Education Queensland calendar includes school calendars, school holiday / vacation dates, student-free days, and variations for students in the far north and west of Queensland.
- Queensland Public holidays includes show holidays
New South Wales Holiday Dates
Australian Capital Territory Holiday Dates
Victorian Holiday Dates
Tasmanian Holiday Dates
In 2013, Tasmania moved from 3 school terms each year to 4 terms (2 semesters) per year like the other states. For more details see 4-Term-Flyer.pdf
South Australian Holiday Dates
Western Australian Holiday Dates
Northern Territory Holiday Dates
New Zealand Holiday Dates
- New Zealand School Holidays from the Ministry of Education
- New Zealand Public Holidays from the Ministry of Business
More Information about Australia
- Australian Time Zones and Daylight Saving start and end dates
- Australian Postcodes and Telephone area codes – Postcodes and telephone area codes explained and links to official look up sites.