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October long weekend 2024 & September School Holidays (Australia)

Having the official September school holiday and October long weekend dates in 2024 handy makes planning simple.

When asking, "When is October long weekend 2024?" or "When is September school holidays in Australia?" - you'll find the key dates below.

September school holidays 2024, Aeptember long weekend 2024, October school holidays 2024, October long weekend 2024.
September - October school holidays 2024 / October long weekend 2024

Whether you're in Canberra (ACT), Sydney (NSW), Melbourne (Victoria), Brisbane (Queensland), Perth (WA), Adelaide (South Australia), Tasmania or the Northern Territory, we've got the official dates you need.


Navigate to September school holidays / October long weekend dates 2024:


September School Holidays 2024:

Wondering when do September school holidays start in Australia? Below are the September school holiday dates / October school holidays 2024 for all Australian states and territories.

September school holidays Australia 2024

September / October school holiday dates

September school holidays ACT

Saturday 28 September 2024 - Sunday 13 October 2024

September school holidays NSW

Saturday 28 September 2024 - Sunday 13 October 2024

September school holidays NT

Saturday 21 September 2024 - Monday 07 October 2024

Queensland September school holidays

Saturday 14 September 2024 - Sunday 29 September 2024

October school holidays SA 2024

Saturday 28 September 2024 - Sunday 13 October 2024

September school holidays Tasmania

Saturday 28 September 2024 - Sunday 13 October 2024

September school holidays 2024 VIC

Saturday 21 September 2024 - Sunday 6 October 2024

September school holidays WA

Saturday 21 September 2024 - Sunday 6 October 2024

*Official resources: education.act.gov.au; education.nsw.gov.au; nt.gov.au; education.sa.gov.au; education.qld.gov.au; decyp.tas.gov.au; vic.gov.au; education.wa.edu.au

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Perth: things to do with kids

Discover September school holiday activities in Perth and fun things to do with kids.

Kids activities Perth
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Melbourne school holiday activities

Discover September school holidays activities in Melbourne and attractions for families.

Melbourne activities
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Canberra: things to do with kids

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Sydney: things to do in school holidays

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Brisbane: things to do in school holidays

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Brisbane activities
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Adelaide: things to do with kids

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September school holidays 2024 activities near you

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October Long Weekend 2024:

In Australia, the long weekend in October 2024 is observed as Labour Day in Canberra (ACT), Sydney (NSW), Adelaide (South Australia), and King's Birthday in Queensland (QLD).

Melbourne (Victoria) also has a long weekend in September 2024 for the AFL Grand Final.

The September long weekend in WA (Western Australia) is observed as the King's Birthday.

Long weekend October 2024

October long weekend dates 2024

October long weekend 2024 ACT / Canberra

(Labour Day)

Saturday 5 October 2024 - Monday 7 October 2024

October long weekend 2024 NSW / Sydney

(Labour Day)

Saturday 5 October 2024 - Monday 7 October 2024

QLD October long weekend 2024

(King’s Birthday)

Saturday 5 October 2024 - Monday 7 October 2024

October long weekend 2024 SA / Adelaide

(Labour Day)

Saturday 5 October 2024 - Monday 7 October 2024

September long weekend 2024 VIC / Melbourne

(AFL Grand Final)

Friday 27 September 2024 - Sunday 29 September 2024

September long weekend WA

(King's Birthday)

Saturday 21 September 2024 - Monday 23 September 2024

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Family events in September - October 2024

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Fun things to do in September - October 2024

Explore fun things to do in September - October 2024, from kids' school holid activities to fantastic family activities near you.

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September School Holidays 2025:

When asked, "When are the September school holidays in Australia?" - you'll find the dates for the official September - October school holidays 2025 below::

September School Holidays Australia 2025

September / October school holiday dates

September school holidays ACT

Saturday 27 September 2025 - Sunday 12 October 2025

September school holidays NSW

Saturday 27 September 2025 - Sunday 12 October 2025

September school holidays NT

Saturday 20 September 2025 - Sunday 05 October 2025

Queensland September school holidays

Saturday 20 September 2025 - Monday 06 October 2025

October school holidays SA 2025

Saturday 27 September 2025 - Sunday 12 October 2025

September school holidays Tasmania

Saturday 27 September 2025 - Sunday 12 October 2025*

(*These are the tentative dates; TBC by DECYP)

September school holidays 2025 VIC

Saturday 20 September 2025 - Sunday 05 October 2025

September school holidays WA

Saturday 27 September 2025 - Sunday 12 October 2025

*Official resources: education.act.gov.au; education.nsw.gov.au; nt.gov.au; education.sa.gov.au; education.qld.gov.au; decyp.tas.gov.au; vic.gov.au; education.wa.edu.au


October Long Weekend 2025:

In Australia, the long weekend in October 2025 is observed as Labour Day in Canberra (ACT), Sydney (NSW), Adelaide (South Australia), and King's Birthday in Queensland (QLD).

Melbourne (Victoria) also has a long weekend in September 2025 for the AFL Grand Final.

The September long weekend in WA (Western Australia) is observed as the King's Birthday.

Long weekend October 2025

October long weekend dates 2025

October long weekend 2025 ACT / Canberra

(Labour Day)

Saturday 04 October 2025 - Monday 06 October 2025

October long weekend 2025 NSW / Sydney

(Labour Day)

Saturday 04 October 2025 - Monday 06 October 2025

QLD October long weekend 2025

(King’s Birthday)

Saturday 04 October 2025 - Monday 06 October 2025

October long weekend 2025 SA / Adelaide

(Labour Day)

Saturday 04 October 2025 - Monday 06 October 2025

September long weekend 2025 VIC / Melbourne

(AFL Grand Final)

Friday 26 September 2025 - Sunday 28 September 2025*

(These are tentative dates; TBC by AFL)

September long weekend WA

(King's Birthday)

Saturday 27 September 2025 - Monday 29 September 2025


Frequently Asked Questions

The October long weekend date for the ACT, NSW, QLD, SA:

Saturday 5 October 2024 - Monday 7 October 2024

In the ACT, NSW, QLD, SA: Saturday 5 October 2024 - Monday 7 October 2024

September long weekend 2024 in Victoria: Friday 27 September 2024 - Sunday 29 September 2024

September long weekend 2024 in Western Australia: Saturday 21 September 2024 - Monday 23 September 2024

The school holidays in September 2024 are as follows:

In the ACT, NSW, South Australia, and Tasmania: Saturday 28 September 2024 - Sunday 13 October 2024;

In NT: Saturday 21 September 2024 - Monday 07 October 2024;

In Victoria and Western Australia: Saturday 21 September 2024 - Sunday 6 October 2024;

In QLD: Saturday 14 September 2024 - Sunday 29 September 2024.

Below is the date for the long weekend in October in the ACT, NSW, QLD, SA:

Saturday 5 October 2024 - Monday 7 October 2024

Below are the dates when the September school holidays start and finish:

In the ACT, NSW, South Australia, and Tasmania: Saturday 28 September 2024 - Sunday 13 October 2024;

In NT: Saturday 21 September 2024 - Monday 07 October 2024;

In Victoria and Western Australia: Saturday 21 September 2024 - Sunday 6 October 2024;

In Queensland: Saturday 14 September 2024 - Sunday 29 September 2024.

In Victoria: Friday 27 September 2024 - Sunday 29 September 2024;

In WA: Saturday 21 September 2024 - Monday 23 September 2024.

The September holidays start as follows:

In the ACT, NSW, SA, and TAS: Saturday 28 September 2024;

In NT: Saturday 21 September 2024

In VIC and WA: Saturday 21 September 2024;

In QLD: Saturday 14 September 2024.

In Australia, spring break generally starts in the second half of September and ends at the beginning of October, depending on the state. Find out the official dates here.

There is no school on Labour Day because it's a public holiday in Australia.

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