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School term dates

Find out about the current year and next year's term dates for Australia's state and territory government schools.

You should confirm with schools directly about specific dates, including pupil-free days.

Australian Capital Territory

2021

  • Term12021
    Mon 1 Feb 2021 – Thu 1 Apr 2021New students start Tue 1 Feb. Continuing students return Tue 2 Feb.
  • Term22021
    Mon 19 Apr 2021 – Fri 25 Jun 2021
  • Term32021
    Mon 12 Jul 2021 – Fri 17 Sep 2021
  • Term42021
    Mon 5 Oct 2021 – Fri 17 Dec 2021

New South Wales

2021

  • Term12021
    Wed 3 Feb 2021 – Thu 1 Apr 2021Eastern Division, commences Wed 27 January 2021.
  • Term22021
    Mon 19 Apr 2021 – Fri 25 Jun 2021
  • Term32021
    Mon 12 Jul 2021 – Fri 17 Sep 2021
  • Term42021
    Tue 5 Oct 2021 – Fri 17 Dec 2021

Northern Territory

2021

  • Term12021
    Mon 1 Feb 2021 – Fri 9 Apr 2021 Remote schools (except Gunbalanya School) start Tue 2 Feb.
  • Term22021
    Mon 19 Apr 2021 – Fri 25 Jun 2021
  • Term32021
    Tue 20 Jul 2021 – Fri 24 Sep 2021
  • Term4 2021
    Mon 11 Oct 2021 – Thu 16 Dec 2021Remote schools finish Fri 17 Dec.

Queensland

2021

  • Term12021
    Wed 27 Jan 2021 – Thur 1 Apr 2021
  • Term22021
    Mon 19 Apr 2021 – Fri 25 Jun 2021
  • Term32021
    Mon 12 Jul 2021 – Fri 17 Sep 2021
  • Term42021
    Tue 5 Oct 2021 – Fri 10 Dec 2021Year 12 - 19 November 2021; Year 10 & 11 - 26 November 2021.

South Australia

2021

  • Term12021
    Wed 27 Jan 2021 – Fri 9 Apr 2021
  • Term22021
    Tue 27 Apr 2021 – Fri 2 Jul 2021
  • Term32021
    Mon 19 Jul 2021 – Fri 24 Sep 2021
  • Term42021
    Mon 11 Oct 2021 – Fri 10 Dec 2021

Tasmania

2021

  • Term12021
    Wed 3 Feb 2021 – Wed 31 Mar 2021Colleges finish Thu 1 April.
  • Term22021
    Wed 21 Apr 2021 – Fri 2 Jul 2021
  • Term32021
    Tue 20 Jul 2021 – Fri 24 Sep 2021 Colleges start on Mon 19 July.
  • Term42021
    Mon 11 Oct 2021 – Thu 16 Dec 2021Check with your college to confirm finish date.

Victoria

2021

  • Term12021
    Wed 27 Jan 2021 – Thu 1 Apr 2021First day of Term 1 is a student-free day.
  • Term22021
    Mon 19 Apr 2021 – Fri 26 Jun 2021
  • Term32021
    Mon 12 Jul 2021 – Fri 17 Sep 2021
  • Term42021
    Mon 4 Oct 2021 – Fri 17 Dec 2021

Western Australia

2021