School holiday dates & Public Holidays – all states of Australia & NZ

Each state of Australia sets their own school term and holiday dates – which can be very confusing when travelling interstate.

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.

See also Fair Work Australia public holidays for all states.

Queensland School Holiday Dates

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

More Information about Australia

See our events pages for what’s on in all states of Australia in January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December. You can also add your own events for community, environmental, non-profit and cultural groups and organisations free.