Australian school term dates

The Great Barrier Reef region is teeming with activities for the whole family to enjoy. From jungle surfing in the Daintree to native Australian wildlife parks and Great Barrier Reef island adventures, you’ll have the kids tuckered out in time for a restful night before setting off on a whole new adventure the next day!   

Refer to the below current year and next year's school term dates for Australia's state and territory government schools to help plan your next Barrier Reef Region family holiday (or adults-only getaway!). ​

 

School terms 2017

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Queensland

23 Jan - 31 Mar

18 Apr - 23 Jun

10 Jul - 15 Sep

3 Oct - 8 Dec

New South Wales

30 Jan - 7 Apr*

26 Apr - 30 Jun

18 Jul - 22 Sep      

9 Oct - 15 Dec

Victoria

30 Jan - 31 Mar  

18 Apr - 30 Jun  

17 Jul - 22 Sep

9 Oct - 22 Dec

Australian Capital Territory   

27 Jan - 7 Apr

26 Apr - 30 Jun

17 Jul - 22 Sep      

9 Oct - 15 Dec

Tasmania

8 Feb - 13 Apr

1 May - 7 Jul

24 Jul - 29 Sep      

16 Oct - 21 Dec

South Australia

30 Jan - 13 Apr

1 May - 7 Jul

24 Jul - 29 Sep

16 Oct - 15 Dec

Western Australia

1 Feb - 7 Apr

24 Apr - 30 Jun

17 Jul - 22 Sep

9 Oct - 14 Dec

Northern Territory

27 Jan - 7 Apr**    

18 Apr - 23 Jun    

24 Jul - 29 Sep  

9 Oct - 14 Dec**


*Dates vary between Eastern and Western Division.
**Dates vary between urban and remote schools.

 

School terms 2018

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Queensland

22 Jan - 29 Mar

16 Apr - 29 Jun

16 Jul - 21 Sep

8 Oct - 14 Dec

New South Wales

30 Jan - 13 Apr*

1 May - 6 Jul

24 Jul - 28 Sep

15 Oct - 19 Dec

Victoria

29 Jan - 29 Mar

16 Apr - 29 Jun

16 Jul - 21 Sep

8 Oct - 21 Dec

Australian Capital Territory   

2 Feb - 13 Apr

30 Apr - 6 Jul

23 Jul - 28 Sep

15 Oct - 21 Dec

Tasmania

7 Feb - 13 Apr

30 Apr - 6 Jul

23 Jul - 28 Sep

15 Oct - 20 Dec

South Australia

29 Jan - 13 Apr

30 Apr - 6 Jul

23 Jul - 28 Sep

15 Oct - 14 Dec

Western Australia

31 Jan - 13 Apr

30 Apr - 29 Jun

16 Jul - 21 Sep

8 Oct - 13 Dec

Northern Territory

29 Jan - 13 Apr**  

23 Apr - 29 Jun

24 Jul - 28 Sep  

15 Oct - 13 Dec**


*Dates vary between Eastern and Western Division.
**Dates vary between urban and remote schools. 


Source: Australia.gov.au

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