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Australian School Holidays 2024 (All States)

Wondering what dates are Australian school holidays 2024? Here’s the complete list of the Australia school holidays 2024 featuring all states and territory.

When asking, β€œWhen does school start in Australia 2024?”, "When are school holidays in Australia?", "When do summer holidays start in Australia" or "When is winter break in Australia?” - you’ll find the key dates below.

Australia school holidays 2024 (all states): the ACT, QLD and NSW, Victoria, Tasmania, WA, SA and NT.
Australia school holidays 2024 (all states): the ACT, QLD and NSW, Victoria, Tasmania, WA, SA and NT

Whether you’re looking forward to the Easter school holidays 2024 (April), winter holidays (June - July), spring break (September - October), or summer school holidays in Australia, we've got the official dates you need.


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ACT School Holidays 2024: Canberra

ACT school term 2024 ACT school holiday dates 2024*

Term 1 Holidays

April school holidays 2024 (autumn holidays):

Saturday 13 April 2024 - Sunday 28 April 2024

(Easter holidays 2024 are part of Term 1)


Teachers start Term 2: Monday 29 April 2024.
Kids go back for Term 2: Tuesday 30 April 2024.

Term 2 Holidays

July school holidays 2024 (winter break):

Saturday 06 July 2024 - Sunday 21 July 2024


School Term 3 starts on Monday 22 July 2024 (teachers) / Tuesday 23 July 2024 (students).

Term 3 Holidays

September school holidays 2024 (spring break):

Saturday 28 September 2024 - Sunday 13 October 2024


School Term 4 starts on Monday 14 October 2024 (teachers) / Tuesday 15 October 2024 (kids).

Term 4 Holidays

Christmas school holidays 2024 (summer holiday):

Wednesday 18 December 2024 - Thursday 30 January 2025


Teachers return to school 2025: Friday 31 January 2025
Kids go back to school 2025: Monday 3 February 2025 (new students) / Tuesday 4 February 2025 (continuing students).

Exciting ACT school holidays 2024 awaits!

Dive into our family-friendly guides for Canberra's school holiday activities to ensure your ACT school holidays 2024 are packed with fun, learning and unforgettable moments!

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School Holidays NSW 2024: Sydney

NSW school terms 2024 NSW school holiday dates 2024*

Term 1 school holidays

April school holidays 2024 (autumn break):

Saturday 13 April 2024 - Sunday 28 April 2024

(Easter holidays 2024 are part of Term 1)

Kids go back to school on Tuesday 30 April 2024.

School Development day (no school for children): Monday 29 April 2024

Term 2 school holidays

July school holidays 2024 NSW (winter break):

Saturday 06 July 2024 - Sunday 21 July 2024

School Term for kids starts on Tuesday 23 July 2024

School Development day (no school for kids): Monday 22 July 2024

Term 3 school holidays

September school holidays 2024 NSW (spring break):

Saturday 28 September 2024 - Sunday 13 October 2024

School starts on Monday 14 October 2024

Term 4 school holidays

Christmas school holidays 2024 (summer break):

For Eastern Division:

Saturday 21 December 2024 - Thursday 30 January 2025

School starts 2025: Friday 31 January 2025

For Western Division:

Saturday 21 December 2024 - Thursday 06 February 2025

Back to school 2025: Friday 7 February 2025


School Development days (no school for students): Thursday 19 December 2024, Friday 20 December 2024

Get ready for NSW school holidays 2024!

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School holiday activities Sydney 2024

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NT School Holidays 2024: Darwin

NT School term 2024 NT school holiday dates 2024*

Term 1 Holidays

April school holidays 2024 (autumn break):

Saturday 06 April 2024 - Monday 15 April 2024


Term 2 starts on Monday 15 April 2024 (teachers) / Tuesday 16 April 2024 (students)

Term 2 Holidays

June - July school holidays 2024 (winter break):

Saturday 22 June 2024 - Monday 15 July 2024


Term 3 starts on Monday 15 July 2024 (teachers) / Tuesday 16 July 2024 (kids)

Term 3 Holidays

September school holidays 2024 (spring break):

Saturday 21 September 2024 - Monday 07 October 2024


Term 4 starts on Monday 7 October 2024 (teachers) / Tuesday 8 October (students)

Term 4 Holidays

Christmas school holidays 2024 (summer holiday):

Friday 13 December 2024 - Tuesday 28 January 2025


Teachers return to school 2025: Tuesday 28 January 2025.
Kids go back to school 2025: Wednesday 29 January 2025.

Your NT school holidays 2024 adventure awaits!

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QLD School Holidays 2024: Brisbane

QLD School term QLD school holiday dates*

Term 1 holidays

April school holidays / Easter 2024 QLD:

Friday 29 March 2024 - Sunday 14 April 2024

Schools go back on Monday 15 April 2024

Term 2 holidays

June school holidays 2024 (winter break):

Saturday 22 June 2024 - Sunday 07 July 2024

School starts on Monday 8 July 2024

Term 3 holidays

September school holidays QLD (spring break 2024):

Saturday 14 September 2024 - Sunday 29 September 2024

Schools go back on Monday 30 September 2024

Term 4 holidays

Christmas school holidays 2024 QLD (summer holiday):

Saturday 14 December 2024 - Monday 27 January 2025

Back to school 2025: Tuesday 28 January 2025

Unleash the fun during QLD school holidays 2024!

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School holiday activities Brisbane 2024

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South Australian School Holidays 2024: Adelaide

School term SA SA School holidays dates 2024*

Term 1 holidays

April school holidays 2024 SA (autumn):

Saturday 13 April 2024 - Sunday 28 April 2024

Kids go back to school on Monday 29 April 2024


Easter holidays 2024 are part of Term 1

Term 2 holidays

July school holidays 2024 SA (winter break):

Saturday 06 July 2024 - Sunday 21 July 2024

School starts on Monday 22 July 2024

Term 3 holidays

September - October school holidays 2024 (spring):

Saturday 28 September 2024 - Sunday 13 October 2024

School term 4 starts on Monday 14 October 2024

Term 4 holidays

Christmas school holidays 2024 (summer break):

Saturday 14 December 2024 - Monday 27 January 2025

Back to school 2025: Tuesday 28 January 2025

Get ready for endless fun during SA school holidays 2024!

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Tasmania School Holidays 2024: Hobart

School term Tasmania TAS school holidays dates 2024*

Term 1 Holidays

April school holidays 2024 Tasmania (autumn):

Saturday 13 April 2024 - Sunday 28 April 2024

School starts on Monday 29 April 2024


Easter holidays 2024 are part of Term 1

Term 2 Holidays

July school holidays 2024 (winter):

Saturday 06 July 2024 - Sunday 21 July 2024

School term starts on Monday 22 July 2024

Term 3 Holidays

September school holidays 2024 Tasmania (spring):

Saturday 28 September 2024 - Sunday 13 October 2024

School starts on Monday 14 October 2024

Term 4 Holidays

Christmas holidays 2024 Tasmania (summer):

Friday 20 December 2024 - Wednesday 05 February 2025

Kids go back to school 2025: Thursday 6 February 2025

Exciting Tasmania school holidays 2024 awaits!

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Public School Holidays Victoria 2024: Melbourne

VIC school term School holiday dates 2024 victoria*

Term 1 Holidays

Easter school holidays 2024 VIC (autumn holidays):

Friday 29 March 2024 - Sunday 14 April 2024

School starts on Monday 15 April 2024

Term 2 Holidays

June school holidays 2024 VIC (winter holidays):

Saturday 29 June 2024 - Sunday 14 July 2024

School term starts on Monday 15 July 2024

Term 3 Holidays

September school holidays 2024 VIC (spring break):

Saturday 21 September 2024 - Sunday 06 October 2024

School starts on Monday 7 October 2024

Term 4 Holidays

Christmas school holidays 2024 VIC (summer holiday):

Saturday 21 December 2024 - Tuesday 28 January 2025

Kids go back to school 2025: Wednesday 29 January 2025

Dive into epic fun this Victoria school holidays 2024!

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Public School Holidays WA 2024: Perth

WA School term School holiday dates WA 2024*

Term 1 holidays

April school holidays / Easter 2024 WA:

Friday 29 March 2024 - Sunday 14 April 2024

School term starts on Monday 15 April 2024

Term 2 holidays

July school holidays 2024 WA (winter break):

Saturday 29 June 2024 - Sunday 14 July 2024

School starts on Monday 15 July 2024

Term 3 holidays

September school holidays 2024 WA (spring break):

Saturday 21 September 2024 - Sunday 06 October 2024

School term starts on Monday 7 October 2024

Term 4 holidays

Christmas school holidays 2024 WA (summer holidays):

Friday 13 December 2024 - Tuesday 04 February 2025

Back to school 2025: Wednesday 5 February 2025

Get ready for the WA school holidays 2024!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Generally, summer break in Australia begins in the second half of December. The school holiday dates typically vary for each Australian state and territory. You'll find the official school holiday dates here.

Australia's summer break starts in the second half of December and ends at the end of January or the beginning of February, depending on state and territory.

Australia's summer break 2024 starts on the following dates:

ACT: Wednesday 18 December 2024

NSW: Saturday 21 December 2024

NT: Friday 13 December 2024

QLD: Saturday 14 December 2024

SA: Saturday 14 December 2024

TAS: Friday 20 December 2024

VIC: Saturday 21 December 2024

WA: Friday 13 December 2024.

The school year starts in Australia on the following dates:

ACT: Monday 29 January 2024;

NSW Eastern division: Tuesday 30 January 2024;

NSW Western division: Tuesday 6 February 2024;

NT: Tuesday 30 January 2024;

QLD: Monday 22 January 2024;

SA: Monday 29 January 2024;

TAS: Wednesday 7 February 2024;

VIC: Tuesday 30 January 2024;

WA: Wednesday 31 January 2024.

The summer holidays in Australia usually start in the second half of December, typically on different dates depending on each Australian state and territory's calendar. You'll find the official school holiday dates for each state here.

Typically, Australia school ends in the second half of December, depending on each state and territory's calendars.

Below are the dates when Australian school finish for Christmas 2024:

ACT: Tuesday 17 December 2024

NSW: Friday 20 December 2024

NT: Thursday 12 December 2024

QLD: Friday 13 December 2024

SA: Friday 13 December 2024

TAS: Thursday 19 December 2024

VIC: Friday 20 December 2024

WA: Thursday 12 December 2024

The Australian school holidays in 2024 vary for each state and territory. You'll find all the key dates for the ACT, NSW, NT, SA, QLD, TAS, VIC, and WA here.

Australian school typically starts at the end of January or the beginning of February, depending on the state and territory calendars.

School starts again in Australia on the following dates:

ACT: Monday 29 January 2024;

NSW Eastern division: Tuesday 30 January 2024;

NSW Western division: Tuesday 6 February 2024;

NT: Tuesday 30 January 2024;

QLD: Monday 22 January 2024;

SA: Monday 29 January 2024;

TAS: Wednesday 7 February 2024;

VIC: Tuesday 30 January 2024;

WA: Wednesday 31 January 2024.

School holiday terms for 2024 vary for each state and territory. Check out the official school holiday dates for all Australian states here.

Winter break in Australia is typically at the end of June or the beginning of July and lasts about two weeks, depending on the state and territories' calendars.

The winter break 2024 starts on the following dates:

ACT: Saturday 06 July 2024

NSW: Saturday 06 July 2024

NT: Saturday 22 June 2024

QLD: Saturday 22 June 2024

SA: Saturday 06 July 2024

TAS: Saturday 06 July 2024

VIC: Saturday 29 June 2024

WA: Saturday 29 June 2024

ACT: Monday 29 January 2024;

NSW Eastern division: Tuesday 30 January 2024;

NSW Western division: Tuesday 6 February 2024;

NT: Tuesday 30 January 2024;

QLD: Monday 22 January 2024;

SA: Monday 29 January 2024;

TAS: Wednesday 7 February 2024;

VIC: Tuesday 30 January 2024;

WA: Wednesday 31 January 2024.

Australian school holidays 2024 vary for each state and territory. Find out the official school holiday dates for all states here.

Australian school holidays in 2024 vary for each state and territory. Find out when the Australian school holidays start here.

Australian school holidays vary in each state and territory.

Term 1 school holidays (also called Easter and April) starting in March-April are typically two weeks long.

Term 2 school holidays in June-July are typically two weeks long.

Term 3 school holidays starting in September-October are typically two weeks long.

Term 4 (also called Christmas and Summer) school holidays in December - January are over 40 days.

Find out the official dates for the Australian school holidays here

Australian summer holidays start in the second half of December, depending on state and territories' schedules.

Australian schools finish the summer holidays 2024 on the following dates:

ACT: Wednesday 18 December 2024

NSW: Saturday 21 December 2024

NT: Friday 13 December 2024

QLD: Saturday 14 December 2024

SA: Saturday 14 December 2024

TAS: Friday 20 December 2024

VIC: Saturday 21 December 2024

WA: Friday 13 December 2024.

Australian school holidays in 2024 vary for each state and territory. Find out the official school holiday dates here.

ACT (Canberra): Wednesday 18 December 2024

NSW (Sydney): Saturday 21 December 2024

NT (Darwin): Friday 13 December 2024

QLD (Brisbane): Saturday 14 December 2024

SA (Adelaide): Saturday 14 December 2024

TAS (Hobart): Friday 20 December 2024

VIC (Melbourne): Saturday 21 December 2024

WA (Perth): Friday 13 December 2024

There are four school holidays in Australia that usually start in March-April (also called Easter school holidays), June-July (also called Winter break), September-October (also called Spring break), and December (Christmas or Summer break).

The summer break in Australia (December-January) is usually over 40 days, depending on the schedules for each state and territory. You'll find the official summer break dates for all Australian states here.

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