School term dates 2016

School term dates have been compiled from information obtained from state and territory government departments and are subject to change without notice. Contact individual state and territory government departments to ensure the accuracy of the information.

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Independent and Catholic schools base their holidays on the state school dates but these can vary from school to school - check with your independent or Catholic school for details.

Australian Capital Territory

  • Term 1: Monday 1 February - Friday 8 April
  • Term 2: Tuesday 26 April - Friday 1 July
  • Term 3: Monday 18 July - Friday 23 September
  • Term 4: Monday 10 October - Friday 16 December

Note: Staff commence Thursday 28 January; new students commence Monday 1 February; and, all continuing students return Tuesday 2 February.

For further information, please visit the ACT Government Education and Training Directorate website.

New South Wales Students

  • Term 1: Thursday 28 January - Friday 8 April (Eastern division)
    Thursday 4 February - Friday 8 April (Western division)
  • Term 2: Wednesday 27 April - Friday 1 July (Eastern and Western division)
  • Term 3: Tuesday 19 July - Friday 23 September (Eastern and Western division)
  • Term 4: Monday 10 October - Friday 16 December (Eastern and Western division)

New South Wales Teachers

  • Term 1: Wednesday 27 January - Friday 8 April (Eastern division)
    Wednesday 3 February - Friday 8 April (Western division)
  • Term 2: Tuesday 26 April - Friday 1 July (Eastern and Western division)
  • Term 3: Monday 18 July - Friday 23 September(Eastern and Western division)
  • Term 4: Monday 10 October - Tuesday 20 December (Eastern and Western division)

Note: School Development Days: First day of Term 1, First Day of Term 2, First Day of Term 3, Last two Days of Term 4. Check with your school, as individual schools may vary some of these dates.

For further information, please visit the NSW Government Public Schools website.

South Australia

  • Term 1: Monday 1 February - Friday 15 April
  • Term 2: Monday 2 May - Friday 8 July
  • Term 3: Monday 25 July - Friday 30 September
  • Term 4: Monday 17 October - Friday 16 December

For further information, please visit the SA Government Department for Education and Child Development website

Queensland

  • Term 1: Wednesday 27 January - Thursday 24 March
  • Term 2: Monday 11 April - Friday 24 June
  • Term 3: Monday 11 July - Friday 16 September
  • Term 4: Tuesday 4 October - Friday 9 December

Note: Staff Professional Development Days for 2016: Thursday 21, Friday 22 and Monday 25 January. Three additional days within the Easter holiday or other negotiated flexible arrangements.

Year 10 and 12 finishing dates for 2016

  • Year 12 - Friday 18 November
  • Year 10 and 11 - Friday 25 November

For further information, please visit the QLD Department of Education and Training website.

Northern Territory

  • Term 1: Friday 22 January - Friday 1 April (urban schools only)
    Monday 25 January - Friday 1 April (remote schools only)
    Students resume Monday 25 January (urban schools only)
    Students resume Wednesday 27 January (remote schools only)
  • Term 2: Monday 11 April - Friday 24 June
  • Term 3: Monday 25 July – Friday 30 September
    All students resume Tuesday 26 July
  • Term 4: Monday 10 October - Thursday 15 December (urban schools only)
    Monday 10 October - Friday 16 December (remote schools only)

For further information, please visit the NT Government Department of Education website.

Western Australia

  • Term 1: Monday 1 February - Friday 8 April
  • Term 2: Tuesday 26 April - Friday 1 July
  • Term 3: Monday 18 July - Friday 23 September
  • Term 4: Monday 10 October - Thursday 15 December

Western Australia Teachers

  • Term 1: Thursday 28 January - Friday 8 April
  • Term 2: Monday 26 April - Friday 1 July
  • Term 3: Monday 18 July - Friday 23 September
  • Term 4: Monday 10 October - Friday 16 December

For further information, please visit the WA Government Department of Education website.

Victoria

  • Term 1: Wednesday 27 January - Thursday 24 March
  • Term 2: Monday 11 April - Friday 24 June
  • Term 3: Monday 11 July - Friday 16 September
  • Term 4: Monday 3 October - Tuesday 20 December

Note: The first day of Term 1 is a student-free day in all government schools to allow for appropriate planning to take place for the arrival of students.

For further information, please visit the VIC Department of Education and Early Childhood Development website

Tasmania

  • Term 1: Wednesday 3 February - Friday 8 April (students)
    Monday 1 February - Friday 8 April (teachers)
  • Term 2: Tuesday 26 April - Friday 1 July
  • Term 3: Monday 18 July - Friday 23 September
  • Term 4: Monday 10 October - Wednesday 21 December (students)
    Monday 10 October - Thursday 22 December (teachers)

For further information, please visit the TAS Government Department of Education Tasmania website.