School Holidays and Term Dates Australia 2020/2021

School Holidays and Term Dates Australia 2020/2021

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There’s no better place to explore than our own backyard! Take a look at our printable calendars for state-specific school term and holiday dates.

School Holidays & Term Dates Australia 2020 / 2021

In Australia, school holiday and term dates differ slightly depending on the state you live in. If you’re planning on travelling interstate, it can be great to know the local school dates to avoid peak-season! Take a look at our printable school holiday calendars for 2020 and 2021.

School Holiday Dates 2020:

School Holiday Dates 2021:

ACT School Term Dates 2020

In the ACT, new students have their first day of school on Monday 3rd February, while returning students start back the following day on Tuesday 4th February. Teachers commence the Friday before students, on Friday 31st January 2020.

Term 1: Tuesday 4th February - Thursday 9th April 2020

Term 2: Tuesday 28 April - Friday 3 July 2020 (Monday 27 April is a public holiday)

Term 3: Monday 20 July to Friday 25 September 2020

Term 4: Monday 12 October to Friday 18 December 2020

ACT School Holidays 2020

Term 1 Holidays (Autumn): Friday 10 Apr - Monday 27 Apr 2020

Term 2 Holidays (Winter): Saturday 4 Jul - Sunday 19 July 2020

Term 3 Holidays (Spring): Saturday 26 Sep - Sunday 11 Oct 2020

Term 4 Holidays (Summer): Saturday 19 Dec 2020 - Sunday 31 Jan 2021

ACT School Holidays 2020

NSW School Term Dates 2020

In NSW, the school holiday dates differ slightly depending on the eastern and western divisions. Schools in the eastern division will start the academic year earlier.

Term 1 (eastern division): Tuesday 28 January - Thursday 9 April 2020

Term 1 (western division): Tuesday 4 February - Thursday 9 April 2020

Term 2: Monday 27 April - Friday 3 July 2020

Term 3: Monday 20 July - Friday 25 September 2020

Term 4: Monday 12 October - Friday 18 December 2020

NSW School Holidays 2020

Term 1 Holidays (Autumn): Friday 10 Apr - Friday 24 Apr 2020

Term 2 Holidays (Winter): Monday 6 Jul - Friday 17 Jul 2020

Term 3 Holidays (Spring): Monday 28 Sep - Friday 9 Oct 2020

Term 4 Holidays (Summer): Monday 21 Dec 2020 - Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

NSW School Holidays 2020

NT School Term Dates 2020

In the Northern Territory, urban teachers start back the Friday before students (Friday 24 January 2020). NT school dates differ for urban and remote schools. Remote schools (with the exception of Gunbalanya School) start Wednesday 29 January (teachers go back Tuesday 28 January).

Term 1 (urban): Tuesday 28 January - Thursday 9 April 2020

Term 1 (remote): Wednesday 29 January - Thursday 9 April 2020

Term 2: Monday 20 April - Friday 26 June 2020

Term 3: Tuesday 21 July (teachers return 20 July) - Friday 25 September 2020

Term 4 (urban): Monday 12 October - Thursday 17 December 2020

Term 4 (rural): Monday 12 October - Friday 18 December 2020

NT School Holidays 2020

Term 1 Holidays: Friday 10 Apr - Sunday 19 Apr 2020

Term 2 Holidays: Saturday 27 Jun - Monday 20 Jul 2020

Term 3 Holidays: Saturday 26 Sep - Sunday 11 Oct 2020

Term 4 Holidays: Friday 18 Dec - Sunday 31 Jan 2021

NT School Holidays 2020

QLD School Term Dates 2020

Due to the COVID-19 health pandemic, there are some alterations to the 2020 academic calendar for students in Queensland. The last two days of the academic year will be student-free days (Thursday 10 and Friday 11 December) and schools will be closed.

Term 1: Tuesday 28 January – Friday 3 April 2020

Term 2 Monday 20 April – Friday 26 June 2020

Term 3 Monday 13 July – Friday 18 September 2020

Term 4 Tuesday 6 October – Wednesday 9 December 2020

QLD School Holidays 2020

Term 1 Holidays (Autumn): Saturday 4 Apr - Sunday 19 Apr 2020

Term 2 Holidays (Winter): Saturday 27 Jun - Sunday 12 Jul 2020

Term 3 Holidays (Spring): Saturday 19 Sep - Monday 5 Oct 2020

Term 4 Holidays (Summer): Saturday 12 Dec - Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

QLD School Holidays 2020

SA School Term Dates 2020

Term 1: Tuesday 28 January - Thursday 9 April 2020

Term 2: Monday 27 April - Friday 3 July 2020

Term 3: Monday 20 July - Friday 25 September 2020

Term 4: Monday 12 October - Friday 11 December 2020

SA School Holidays 2020

Term 1 Holidays (Autumn): Friday 10 Apr - Sunday 26 Apr 2020

Term 2 Holidays (Winter): Saturday 4 Jul Sunday 19 Jul 2020

Term 3 Holidays (Spring): Saturday 26 Sep - Sunday 11 Oct 2020

Term 4 Holidays (Summer): Saturday 12 Dec 2020 - Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

SA School Holidays 2020

TAS School Term Dates 2020

Term 1: Wednesday 5 February – Friday 3 April 2020

Term 2: Tuesday 28 April – Friday 3 July 2020

Term 3: Tuesday 21 July – Friday 25 September 2020

Term 4: Monday 12 October – Thursday 17 December 2020

TAS School Holidays 2020

Term 1 Holidays (Autumn): Friday 10 April - Sunday 26 Apr 2020

Term 2 Holidays (Winter): Saturday 4 Jul - Sunday 19 Jul 2020

Term 3 Holidays (Spring): Saturday 26 Sep - Sunday 11 Oct 2020

Term 4 Holidays (Summer): Friday 18 Dec 2020 - Tuesday 2 Feb 2021

Tasmania School Holidays 2020

VIC School Term Dates 2020

Term 1: Tuesday 28 January - Friday 27 March 2020 (term end date brought forward to March 24th)

Term 2: Tuesday 14 April - Friday 26 June 2020

Term 3: Monday 13 July - Friday 18 September 2020

Term 4: Monday 5 October - Friday 18 December 2020

VIC School Holidays 2020

Term 1 Holidays (Autumn): Wednesday 25 March - Tuesday 14 Apr 2020

Term 2 Holidays (Winter): Saturday 27 June - Sunday 12 July 2020

Term 3 Holidays (Spring): Saturday 19 September - Sunday 4 October 2020

Term 4 Holidays (Summer): Saturday 19 December - Wednesday 27 January 2021

VIC School Holidays 2020

WA School Term Dates 2020

Term 1: Monday 3 February - Thursday 9 April 2020

Term 2: Tuesday 28 April - Friday 3 July 2020

Term 3: Monday 20 July - Friday 25 September 2020

Term 4: Monday 12 October - Thursday 17 December 2020

WA School Holidays 2020

Term 1 Holidays (Autumn): Friday 10 April - Monday 27 April 2020

Term 2 Holidays (Winter): Saturday 4 July - Sunday 19 July 2020

Term 3 Holidays (Spring): Saturday 26 September - Sunday 11 Oct 2020

Term 4 Holidays (Summer): Friday 18 December 2020 - Sunday 31 January 2021

WA School Holidays 2020

ACT School Term Dates 2021

New students have their first day of school on Monday 1 February 2021 while continuing students return the following day, Tuesday 2 February 2021. Teachers commence the Friday beforehand (pupil-free day) on 29 January 2021.

Term 1: Tuesday 2 February - Thursday 1 April 2021

Term 2: Monday 19 April - Friday 25 June 2021

Term 3: Monday 12 July - Friday 17 September 2021

Term 4: Tuesday 5 October - Friday 17 December 2021

ACT School Holidays 2021

Term 1 Holidays (Autumn): Friday 2 April - Sunday 18 April 2021

Term 2 Holidays (Winter): Saturday 26 June - Sunday 11 July 2021

Term 3 Holidays (Spring): Saturday 18 September - Monday 4 October 2021

Term 4 Holidays (Summer): Saturday 18 December 2021 - Sunday 30 January 2022

ACT School Holidays 2021

NSW School Term Dates 2021

In NSW, the school holiday dates differ slightly depending on the eastern and western divisions. Schools in the eastern division will start the academic year earlier.

Term 1 (eastern): Wednesday 27 January - Thursday 1 April 2021

Term 1 (western): Wednesday 3 February - Thursday 1 April 2021

Term 2: Monday 19 April - Friday 25 June 2021

Term 3: Monday 12 July - Friday 17 September 2021

Term 4: Tuesday 5 October - Friday 17 December 2021

NSW School Holidays 2021

Term 1 Holidays (Autumn): Friday 2 Apr - Friday 16 Apr 2021

Term 2 Holidays (Winter): Monday 28 Jun - Friday 9 Jul 2021

Term 3 Holidays (Spring): Monday 20 Sep - Monday October 2021

Term 4 Holidays (Summer): Monday 20 Dec 2021 - Thursday 27 Jan 2022

NSW School Holidays 2021

NT School Term Dates 2021

NT school dates differ for urban and remote schools. Remote schools (with the exception of Gunbalanya School) start back Tuesday 2 February and urban students start Monday 1 February 2021.

Term 1 (urban): Monday 1 February - Friday 9 April 2021

Term 1 (remote): Tuesday 2 February - Friday 9 April 2021

Term 2: Monday 19 April - Friday 25 June 2021

Term 3: Tuesday 20 July - Friday 24 September 2021

Term 4 (urban): Monday 11 October - Thursday 16 December 2021

Term 4 (remote): Monday 11 October - Friday 17 December 2021

NT School Holidays 2021

Term 1 Holidays: Monday 12 April - Friday 16 April 2021

Term 2 Holidays: Monday 28 June - Monday 19 July 2021

Term 3 Holidays: Monday 27 September - Friday 8 October 2021

Term 4 Holidays: Friday 17 December 2021 - Friday 28 January 2022

NT School Holidays 2021

QLD School Term Dates 2021

Term 1: Wednesday 27 January – Thursday 1 April 2021

Term 2: Monday 19 April – Friday 25 June 2021

Term 3: Monday 12 July – Friday 17 September 2021

Term 4: Tuesday 5 October – Friday 10 December 2021

QLD School Holidays 2021

Term 1 Holidays (Autumn): Friday 2 April - Sunday 18 April 2021

Term 2 Holidays (Winter): Saturday 26 June - Sunday 11 July 2021

Term 3 Holidays (Spring): Saturday 18 September - Monday 4 October 2021

Term 4 Holidays (Summer): Saturday 11 December 2021 - Sunday 23 January 2022

QLD School Holidays 2021

SA School Term Dates 2021

Term 1: Wednesday 27 January - Friday 9 April 2021

Term 2: Tuesday 27 April - Friday 2 July 2021

Term 3: Monday 19 July - Friday 24 September 2021

Term 4: Monday 11 October - Friday 10 December 2021

SA School Holidays 2021

Term 1 Holidays (Autumn): Saturday 10 April - Monday 26 April 2021

Term 2 Holidays (Winter): Saturday 3 July - Sunday 18 July 2021

Term 3 Holidays (Spring): Saturday 25 September - Sunday 10 October 2021

Term 4 Holidays (Summer): Saturday 11 December 2021 - Sunday 30 January 2022

SA School Holidays 2021

TAS School Term Dates 2021

Term 1: Wednesday 3 February – Friday 9 April 2021

Term 2: Monday 26 April – Friday 2 July 2021

Term 3: Tuesday 20 July – Friday 24 September 2021

Term 4: Monday 11 October – Thursday 16 December 2021

TAS School Holidays 2021

Term 1 Holidays (Autumn): Friday 2 April - Sunday 18 April 2021

Term 2 Holidays (Winter): Saturday 26 June - Sunday 11 Jul 2021

Term 3 Holidays (Spring): Saturday 18 September - Monday 4 October 2021

Term 4 Holidays (Summer): Saturday 11 Dec 2021 - Sunday 23 Jan 2022

Tasmania School Holidays 2021

VIC School Term Dates 2021

In Victoria, term dates differ slightly for public and private schools.

Term 1 (public): Thursday 28 January - Thursday 1 April 2021

Term 1 (private): Wednesday 27 January - Thursday 1 April 2021

Term 2: Monday 19 April - Friday 25 June 2021

Term 3: Monday 12 July - Friday 17 September 2021

Term 4: Monday 4 October - Friday 17 December 2021

VIC School Holidays 2021

Term 1 Holidays (Autumn): Friday 2 Apr - Sunday 18 Apr 2021

Term 2 Holidays (Winter): Saturday 26 Jun - Sunday 11 Jul 2021

Term 3 Holidays (Spring): Saturday 18 September - Sunday 3 October 2021

Term 4 Holidays (Summer): Saturday 18 December 2021 - Sunday 30 January 2022

VIC School Holidays 2021

WA School Term Dates 2021

Term 1: Monday 1 February - Thursday 1 April 2021

Term 2: Monday 19 April - Friday 2 July 2021

Term 3: Monday 19 July - Friday 24 September 2021

Term 4: Monday 11 October - Thursday 16 December 2021

WA School Holidays 2021

Term 1 Holidays (Autumn): Friday 2 April - Sunday 18 April 2021

Term 2 Holidays (Winter): Saturday 3 July - Sunday 18 July 2021

Term 3 Holidays (Spring): Saturday 25 September - Sunday 10 October 2021

Term 4 Holidays (Summer): Friday 17 December 2021 - Sunday 30 January 2022

WA School Holidays 2021

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