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2021 school term and holiday dates in Australia

2021 School holiday and term dates in Australian 2021Welcome to our full list of term and school holiday dates for each Australian state and territory for 2021.

This list is based on the dates for government schools so if your child attends a non-government school be aware that they might have slightly different dates. Also some year groups finish earlier at the end of the year — so it is a good idea to always double check in these cases.

And of course, after a year like 2020 we know that dates can change so please keep in touch with your school and your state’s education department or other school authority.

There is also often a difference between the teachers’ start date and the students’ start date. The dates listed below are the dates the students starts (except for NSW, as the term dates include School Development Days). We have included teacher start and finish dates where the information has been available.

There is also a set number of pupil-free days set aside for Teacher Development. We have accounted for these where they fall at the beginning or end of the term but there will also be dates within the term — check with your school to see when these occur.

2021 school term and holidays dates in Australia

Australian Capital Territory (ACT)

Term 1: Monday 1 February (new students only)/Tuesday 2 February (continuing students) – Thursday 1 April. Teachers commence Friday 29 January.
Autumn Holidays: Friday 2 April – Monday 16 April
Term 2: Tuesday 19 April – Friday 25 June
Winter Holidays: Monday 28 June – Friday 9 July
Term 3: Monday 12 July – Friday 17 September
Spring Holidays: Monday 20 September – Friday 4 October
Term 4: Monday 5 October – Friday 17 December
Summer Holidays: Monday 20 December – Monday 31 January, 2022 (new students)/Tuesday 1 February 2022 (continuing students). Teachers commence Friday 28 January, 2022.

New South Wales (NSW)

Terms dates include School Development days at the start of Terms 1,2 and 3 and the last two days of the school year in NSW public schools. Please check with your school as dates may change.

Term 1
(Eastern Division):
Wednesday 27 January – Thursday 1 April
Term 1
(Western Division):
Wednesday 3 February 4 – Thursday 1 April
Autumn Holidays: Friday 2 April – Friday 16 April
Term 2: Monday 19 April – Friday 25 June
Winter Holidays: Monday 28 June – Friday 9 July
Term 3: Monday 12 July – Friday 17 September
Spring Holidays: Monday 20 September – Friday 4 October
Term 4: Monday 5 October – Friday 17 December
Summer Holidays: Monday 20 December  – Thursday 27 January, 2022 (Eastern Division) or Thursday February 3, 2022 (Western Division)

Northern Territory (NT)

Term 1
(Urban Schools):
Monday 1 February (teachers go back Friday 29 January)–Friday 9 April
Term 1
(Remote Schools):
Tuesday 2 February – Thursday 9 April excluding Gunbalanya School (teachers resume Monday 1 February)
Autumn Holidays: Monday 12 April – Friday 16 April
Term 2: Monday 19 April – Friday 25 June
Winter Holidays: Monday 28 June – Monday 19 July
Term 3: Tuesday 20 July – Friday 24 September (teachers resume Monday July 19)
Spring Holidays: Monday 27 September – Friday 8 October
Term 4
(Urban Schools):
Monday 11 October – Thursday 16 December
Term 4
(Remote Schools)
:
Monday 11 October – Friday 17 December
Summer Holidays (Urban Schools): Friday 17 December – Friday January 28, 2022
Summer Holidays (Remote Schools: Monday 20 December – Monday 31 January, 2022

Queensland (QLD)

Term 1
Wednesday 27 January – Thursday 1 April
Autumn Holidays: Friday 2 April  – Friday 16 April
Term 2: Monday 19 April – Friday 25 June
Winter Holidays: Monday 28 June – Friday 9 July
Term 3: Monday 12 July – Friday 17 September
Spring Holidays: Monday 20 September – Monday 4 October
Term 4: Tuesday 5 October – Friday 10 December
Summer Holidays: Monday 13 December – Friday 28 January, 2022

South Australia (SA)

Term 1
Wednesday 27 January – Friday 9 April
Autumn Holidays: Monday 12 April – Monday 26 April
Term 2: Tuesday 27 April – Friday 2 July
Winter Holidays: Monday 5 July – Friday 16 July
Term 3: Monday 19 July – Friday 24 September
Spring Holidays: Monday 27 September – Friday 8 October
Term 4: Monday 11 October – Friday 10 December
Summer Holidays: Monday 13 December – Friday January 28, 2022

Tasmania (TAS)

Term 1
Wednesday 3 February – Friday April 9
Autumn Holidays:  Monday 12 April – Friday 23 April
Term 2:  Monday 26 April – Friday 2 July
Winter Holidays:  Monday 5 July – Monday 19 July
Term 3:  Tuesday 20 July – Friday 24 September
Spring Holidays:  Monday 27 September – Friday 8 October
Term 4:  Monday 11 October – Thursday 16 December
Summer Holidays:  Friday 17 December – TBA

Victoria (VIC)

Term 1
Thursday 28 January – Thursday 1 April
Autumn Holidays: Friday 2 April – Friday 16 April
Term 2: Monday 19 April  – Friday 25 June
Winter Holidays: Monday 28 June – Friday 9 July
Term 3: Monday 12 July – Friday 17 September
Spring Holidays: Monday 20 September – Friday 1 October
Term 4: Monday 4 October – Friday 17 December
Summer Holidays: Monday December 20 – Friday 28 January, 2022

Western Australia (WA)

Term 1
Monday 1 February – Thursday 1 April
Autumn Holidays: Friday 2 April – Friday 16 April
Term 2: Monday 19 April – Friday 2 July
Winter Holidays: Monday 5 July – Friday 16 July
Term 3: Monday 19 July – Friday 24 September
Spring Holidays: Monday September 28 – Friday October 9
Term 4: Monday 11 October – Thursday 16 December
Summer Holidays: Friday 17 December – Friday 28 January, 2022

 

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