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2023 Public Holidays and School Term Dates

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With the new year around the corner, it’s time to free up your brand-new calendar from its packaging and fill in all the important dates for the coming year! I think not. Here’s a compiled list of 2023 public holidays and school term dates to make the task easier!

We’ve done the hard work for you and grouped all the school term dates and public holidays by state so all you need to do is find your state, grab a pen and start filling in the dates so you never forget an important date again! 

A couple of things to remember this year.

  • New Year’s Day falls on a Sunday, so we get a double whammy public holiday over the Sunday AND the Monday – excellent for party revellers to rest their heads.
  • This is the first year following the Queen’s passing, so what was formerly the Queen’s birthday public holiday, is now the King’s birthday public holiday.

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2023 Public Holidays and School Term Dates by State

VICTORIA

2023 Public holidays

  • New Year’s Day – Sunday 1 January, Monday 2 January
  • Australia Day – Thursday 26 January
  • Labour Day – Monday 13 March
  • Good Friday – Friday 7 April
  • Easter Saturday – Saturday 8 April
  • Easter Monday – Monday 10 April
  • Anzac Day – Tuesday 25 April
  • King’s Birthday – Monday 12 June
  • Friday before AFL Grand Final subject to AFL schedule
  • Melbourne Cup Day – Tuesday 7 November
  • Christmas Eve – Sunday 24 December (7pm-midnight)
  • Christmas Day – Monday 25 December
  • Boxing Day – Tuesday 26 December
  • New Year’s Eve – Sunday 31 December (7pm-midnight)

2023 School term dates

  • Term 1: Friday 27 January (Government schools start Monday 30 January) – Thursday 6 April
  • Term 2: 24 April – 23 June
  • Term 3: 10 July – 15 September
  • Term 4: 2 October – 20 December

NEW SOUTH WALES

2023 Public holidays

  • New Year’s Day – Sunday 1  January, Monday 2 January
  • Australia Day – Thursday 26 January
  • Good Friday – Friday 7 April
  • Easter Saturday – Saturday 8 April
  • Easter Sunday – Sunday 9 April
  • Easter Monday – Monday 10 April
  • Anzac Day – Tuesday 25 April
  • King’s Birthday – Monday 12 June
  • Bank Holiday – Monday 7 August (only for certain financial institutions)
  • Labour Day – Monday 2 October
  • Christmas Eve – Sunday 24 December (7pm-midnight)
  • Christmas Day – Monday 25 December
  • Boxing Day – Tuesday 26 December
  • New Year’s Eve – Sunday 31 December (7pm-midnight)

2023 School term dates

  • Term 1: Eastern division starts Friday 27, Western division starts Friday 3 February – Thursday 6 April
  • Term 2: 2Monday 4 April – Friday 30 June
  • Term 3: Monday 17 July – Friday 22 September
  • Term 4: Monday 9 October – Tuesday 19 December

QUEENSLAND

2023 Public holidays

  • New Year’s Day – Sunday 1  January, Monday 2 January
  • Australia Day – Thursday 26 January
  • Good Friday – Friday 7 April
  • Easter Saturday – Saturday 8 April
  • Easter Sunday – Sunday 9 April
  • Easter Monday – Monday 10 April
  • Anzac Day – Tuesday 25 April
  • Labour Day – Monday 1 May
  • Royal Queensland Show – Wednesday 16 August (Brisbane only)
  • King’s Birthday – Monday 2 October
  • Christmas Eve – Sunday 24 December (6pm-midnight)
  • Christmas Day – Monday 25 December
  • Boxing Day – Tuesday 26 December

2023 School term dates

  • Term 1: Monday 23 January – Friday 31 March
  • Term 2: Monday 17 April – Friday 23 June
  • Term 3: Monday 10 July – Friday 15 September
  • Term 4: Tuesday 3 October – Friday 8 December
2023 public holidays and school term dates
Is there anything better than a fresh-as-a-daisy diary in the new year? Source: Bigstock

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

2023 Public holidays

  • New Year’s Day – Sunday 1  January, Monday 2 January
  • Australia Day – Thursday 26 January
  • Adelaide Cup Day – Monday 13 March
  • Good Friday – Friday 7 April
  • Easter Saturday – Saturday 8 April
  • Easter Monday – Monday 10 April
  • Anzac Day – Tuesday 25 April
  • King’s Birthday – Monday 12 June
  • Labour Day – Monday 2 October
  • Christmas Eve – Sunday 24 December (7pm-midnight)
  • Christmas Day – Monday 25 December
  • Boxing Day – Tuesday 26 December
  • New Year’s Eve – Sunday 31 December (7pm-midnight)

2023 School term dates

  • Term 1: Monday 30 January – Friday 14 April
  • Term 2: Monday 1 May – Friday 7 July
  • Term 3: Monday 24 July – Friday 29 September
  • Term 4: Monday 16 October – Friday 15 December

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

2023 Public holidays

  • New Year’s Day –Sunday 1  January, Monday 2 January
  • Australia Day – Thursday 26 January
  • Labour Day – Monday 6 March
  • Good Friday – Friday 7 April
  • Easter Saturday – Saturday 8 April
  • Easter Sunday – Sunday 9 April
  • Easter Monday – Monday 10 April
  • Anzac Day – Tuesday 25 April
  • Western Australia Day – Monday 5 June
  • King’s Birthday – Monday 25 September
  • Christmas Day – Monday 25 December
  • Boxing Day – Tuesday 26 December
  • New Year’s Eve – Sunday 31 December (7pm-midnight)

2023 School term dates

  • Term 1: Wednesday 1 February – Thursday 6 April
  • Term 2: Monday 24 April – Friday 30 June
  • Term 3: Monday 17 July – Friday 22 September
  • Term 4: Monday 9 October – Thursday 14 December

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

2023 Public holidays

  • New Year’s Day – Sunday 1 January, Monday 2 January
  • Australia Day – Thursday 26 January
  • Canberra Day – Monday 13 March
  • Good Friday – Friday 7 April
  • Easter Saturday – Saturday 8 April
  • Easter Sunday – Sunday 9 April
  • Easter Monday – Monday 10 April
  • Anzac Day – Tuesday 25 April
  • Reconciliation Day – Monday 29 May
  • King’s Birthday – Monday 12 June
  • Labour Day – Monday 2 October
  • Christmas Day – Monday 25 December
  • Boxing Day – Tuesday 26 December

2023 School term dates

  • Term 1: Monday 30 January (new students) and Tuesday 31 January (continuing students) – Thursday 6 April
  • Term 2: Monday 24 April – Friday 30 June
  • Term 3: Monday 17 July – Friday 22 September
  • Term 4: Monday 9 October – Friday 15 December
2023 public holidays and school term dates
2023 public holidays and school term dates are pencilled IN! Source: Bigstock

TASMANIA

2023 Public holidays

  • New Year’s Day –Sunday 1  January, Monday 2 January
  • Davenport Cup – Wednesday 11 January (regional holiday)
  • Australia Day – Thursday 26 January
  • Royal Hobart Regatta – Friday 13 February (regional holiday)
  • Launceston Cup – Wednesday 22 February (regional holiday)
  • King Island Show – Tuesday 7 March (regional holiday)
  • Eight Hours Day – Monday 13 March
  • Good Friday – Friday 7 April
  • Easter Monday – Monday 10 April
  • Easter Tuesday – Tuesday 11 April (Tas public service only)
  • Anzac Day – Tuesday 25 April
  • AGFEST – Friday 5 May (regional holiday)
  • King’s Birthday – Monday 12 June
  • Labour Day – Monday 2 October
  • Burnie Show Day – Friday 6 October (regional holiday)
  • Royal Launceston Show Day – Thursday 12 October (regional holiday)
  • Flinders Island Show Day – Friday 20 October (regional holiday)
  • Royal Hobart Show Day – Thursday 26 October (regional holiday)
  • Recreation Day – Monday 6 November (regional holiday)
  • Devonport Show Day – Friday 1 December (regional holiday)
  • Christmas Day – Monday 25 December
  • Boxing Day – Tuesday 26 December

2023 School term dates

  • Term 1: Wednesday 8 February – Wednesday 5 April (schools) and Thursday 6 April (colleges)
  • Term 2: Wednesday 26 April – Friday 7 July (both schools and colleges)
  • Term 3: Tuesday 25 July (schools) and Monday 24 July (colleges) – Friday 29 September
  • Term 4: Monday 16 October – Thursday 21 December (schools, college finish dates agreed at a local level)

NORTHERN TERRITORY

2023 Public Holidays

  • New Year’s Day –Sunday 1  January, Monday 2 January
  • Australia Day – Thursday 26 January
  • Good Friday – Friday 7 April
  • Easter Saturday – Saturday 8 April
  • Easter Monday – Monday 10 April
  • Anzac Day – Tuesday 25 April
  • May Day – Monday 1 May
  • June Monarch public holiday – Monday 12 June
  • Picnic Day – Monday 7 August
  • Christmas Eve – Sunday 24 December (7pm-midnight)
  • Christmas Day – Monday 25 December
  • Boxing Day – Tuesday 26 December
  • New Year’s Eve – Sunday 31 December (7pm-midnight)

2023 School term dates

  • Term 1: Tuesday 31 January – Thursday 6 April
  • Term 2: Monday 17 April – Friday 23 June
  • Term 3: Tuesday 18 July – Friday 22 September
  • Term 4: Monday 9 October – Friday 15 December

That’s it, all of the 2023 public holidays and school term dates for the year. Now that you’ve got them all pencilled in, we’re ready to crack on with the year ahead, right? RIGHT.

Make sure to browse our Back to School section for all the advice for not only kids starting school, but mums too. You’ll find all the information you need to get the new school year off to a great start, including these time and sanity-saving clever school lunch box ideas and hacks!

Finally, now that you have your calendar sorted, don’t forget to join us over on our Facebook page or in our Facebook Groups to keep up to date with what’s happening in our Mum Central community too.

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