Congratulations! You’ve almost made it to end of the school holidays! Only a little while now until you’ll be holding back the tears at the school gates (tears of joy or relief, you choose).

That also means it’s time to get organised with school supplies, new uniforms and working out what date they even go back to school anyway.

Don’t worry, we’ve got your back with our handy guide to all the Australian school term dates for this year and next. Just scroll down to your state below.

South Australia

2018

  • Term 1: 29 January – 13 April
  • Term 2: 30 April – 6 July
  • Term 3: 23 July – 28 September
  • Term 4: 15 October – 14 December

2019

  • Term 1: 29 January – 12 April
  • Term 2: 29 April – 5 July
  • Term 3: 22 July – 27 September
  • Term 4: 14 October – 13 December

For more information go to the South Australia Department for Education and Child Development 


Victoria

2018

  • Term 1: 30 January – 29 March
  • Term 2: 16 April – 29 June
  • Term 3: 16 July – 21 September
  • Term 4: 8 October – 21 December​

2019

  • Term 1: 30 January – 5 April
  • Term 2: 23 April – 28 June
  • Term 3: 15 July – 20 September
  • Term 4: 7 October – 20 December

For more information go to Victoria State Government Department of Education and Training 


New South Wales

2018

  • Term 1 (eastern div): 29 January – 13 April
  • Term 1 (western div): 5 February – 13 April
  • Term 2: 30 April – 6 July
  • Term 3: 23 July – 28 September
  • Term 4: 15 October – 21 December

2019

  • Term 1 (eastern div): 29 January – 12 April
  • Term 1 (western div): 5 February – 12 April
  • Term 2: 29 April – 5 July
  • Term 3: 22 July – 27 September
  • Term 4: 14 October –  20 December

For more information go to NSW Department of Education and Training 


Queensland

2018

  • Term 1: 22 January – 29 March
  • Term 2: 17 April –  29 June
  • Term 3: 16 July – 21 September
  • Term 4: 8 October – 14 December

2019

  • Term 1: 29 January – 5 April
  • Term 2: 23 April – 28 June
  • Term 3: 15 July – 20 September
  • Term 4: 8 October – 13 December

For more information go to Queensland Government Department of Education and Training 


Australian Capital Territory

2018

  • Term 1: (new students): 5 February – 13 April
  • Term 1: (returning students): 6 February – 13 April
  • Term 2: 30 April – 6 July
  • Term 3: 23 July – 28 September
  • Term 4: 15 October – 21 December

2019

  • Term 1: (new students): 4 February – 12 April
  • Term 1: (returning students):   5 February – 12 April
  • Term 2: 29 April – 5 July
  • Term 3: 22 July – 27 September
  • Term 4: 14 October – 18 December

For more information go to the ACT Government Education Directorate 


Northern Territory

2018

  • Term 1: (Urban): 29 January – 13 April
  • Term 1: (Remote): 30 January – 13 April
  • Term 2: 23 April – 29 June
  • Term 3: 24 July – 28 September
  • Term 4: (Urban): 15 October – 13 December
  • Term 4: (Remote): 15 October – 14 December

2019

  • Term 1: (Urban): 29 January – 12 April
  • Term 1: (Remote): 30 January – Friday 12 April
  • Term 2: 23 April – Friday 28 June
  • Term 3: 23 July – 27 September
  • Term 4: (Urban): 14 October – 12 December
  • Term 4: (Remote): 14 October – 13 December

Note: The NT dates follow the new term/semester structure. For more information go to NT Government website


Tasmania

2018

  • Term 1: 7 February – 12 April (Easter break: 30 March – 3 April)
  • Term 2: 30 April – 6 July
  • Term 3: 23 July – 28 September
  • Term 4: 15 October – 20 December

2019

  • Term 1: 6 February – 12 April (Easter break: 19 April – 23 April)
  • Term 2: 29 April – 5 July
  • Term 3: 22 July – 27 September
  • Term 4: 14 October – 19 December

For more information go to Tasmanian Government Department of Education 


Western Australia

2018

  • Term 1: 31 January – 13 April
  • Term 2: 30 April – 29 June
  • Term 3: 16 July – 21 September
  • Term 4: 8 October – 13 December

2019

  • Term 1: 4 February – 12 April
  • Term 2: 29 April – 5 July
  • Term 3: 22 July – 27 September
  • Term 4: 14 October – 19 December

For more information visit the Government of Western Australia Department of Education 

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Originally from the UK, but now very much at home on the sunny NSW Central Coast, Sarah is mum to 18-month-old Freddy. When she's not writing, you'll find her at the beach, chasing Freddy at high speed, or drinking tea and eating cake whilst thinking about going to the gym.

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