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When Do School Holidays Start In Sydney (2024)

Looking for "When do school holidays start in Sydney, Australia?" or "When do school holidays end in Sydney?" You'll find the school holidays 2024 Sydney dates below.

Sydney is Eastern Division of New South Wales.

To help you plan your Sydney school holidays, the list below includes the primary school holidays, secondary school holidays and Sydney high school holidays 2024.

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School Holidays 2024 Sydney

Sydney School term School holiday dates*

Term 1 school holidays

April school holidays 2024 (Autumn):

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 (Winter):

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 - October school holidays 2024 (Spring):

Saturday 28 September 2024 - Sunday 13 October 2024

School starts on Monday 14 October 2024

Term 4 school holidays

Christmas school holidays - December 2024 to January 2025 (Summer):

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

School Holidays 2023 Sydney

Sydney School term School holiday dates*

Term 1 school holidays

Easter school holidays 2023 Sydney:

Friday 07 April 2023 - Sunday 23 April 2023

Schools go back on Monday 24 April 2023.


School Development day: Monday 24 April 2023

Term 2 school holidays

June school holidays 2023:

Saturday 01 July 2023 - Sunday 16 July 2023

School starts on Monday 17 July 2023.


School Development day: Monday 17 July 2023

Term 3 school holidays

School holidays September / October 2023:

Saturday 23 September 2023 - Sunday 08 October 2023

School starts on Monday 9 October 2023

Term 4 school holidays

December school holidays 2023:

For Eastern Division:

Wednesday 20 December 2023 - Monday 29 January 2024

Kids return to school on Tuesday 30 January 2024

For Western Division:

Wednesday 20 December 2023 - Monday 05 February 2024

Students return to school on Tuesday 6 February 2024.


School Development days: Monday 18 December 2023, Tuesday 19 December 2023

Frequently Asked Questions

Sydney schools go back for Term 1 2024 on Tuesday 30 January 2024 (School Development days: Tuesday 30 January 2024 & Wednesday 31 January 2024);

Term 2 2024: Monday 29 April 2024 (School Development day: Monday 29 April 2024);

Term 3 2024: Monday 22 July 2024 (School Development day: Monday 22 July 2024);

Term 4 2024: Monday 14 October 2024.

Schools go back for Term 1 2024 on Tuesday 30 January 2024 (School Development days: Tuesday 30 January 2024 & Wednesday 31 January 2024);

Term 2 2024: Monday 29 April 2024 (School Development day: Monday 29 April 2024);

Term 3 2024: Monday 22 July 2024 (School Development day: Monday 22 July 2024);

Term 4 2024: Monday 14 October 2024.

In Sydney, Term 1 2024 starts on Tuesday 30 January 2024 (School Development days: Tuesday 30 January 2024 & Wednesday 31 January 2024);

Term 2 2024: Monday 29 April 2024 (School Development day: Monday 29 April 2024);

Term 3 2024: Monday 22 July 2024 (School Development day: Monday 22 July 2024);

Term 4 2024: Monday 14 October 2024.

Term 1 2024 school holidays: Saturday 13 April 2024;

Term 2 2024 school holidays: Saturday 06 July 2024;

Term 3 2024 school holidays: Saturday 28 September 2024;

Term 4 2024 school holidays: Saturday 21 December 2024. Note that School Development days are on Thursday 19 December 2024 & Friday 20 December 2024 (no school for students).

Term 1 2024 school holidays start on Saturday 13 April 2024;

Term 2 2024 school holidays start on Saturday 06 July 2024;

Term 3 2024 school holidays start on Saturday 28 September 2024;

Term 4 2024 school holidays start on Saturday 21 December 2024. Note that School Development days are on Thursday 19 December 2024 & Friday 20 December 2024 (no school for students).

Term 1 2024 school holidays: Saturday 13 April 2024;

Term 2 2024 school holidays: Saturday 06 July 2024;

Term 3 2024 school holidays: Saturday 28 September 2024;

Term 4 2024 school holidays: Saturday 21 December 2024.

School ends in Sydney on Friday 20 December 2024. Note that School Development days are on Thursday 19 December 2024 and Friday 20 December 2024 (no school for students).

Autumn school holidays 2024: Saturday 13 April 2024 - Sunday 28 April 2024;

Winter school holidays 2024: Saturday 06 July 2024 - Sunday 21 July 2024;

Spring school holidays 2024: Saturday 28 September 2024 - Sunday 13 October 2024;

Summer / Christmas school holidays 2024: Saturday 21 December 2024 - Thursday 30 January 2025 (Eastern Division)

In Sydney, the July school holidays start on Saturday 06 July 2024

There are four school holidays in Sydney, NSW:

  • April (Autumn) school holidays,

  • Winter school holidays at the beginning of July,

  • Spring school holidays at the end of September and

  • Christmas school holidays in December.

July is the coldest month as it's winter in full swing. The best times to visit Sydney are September, October and November (high season) and in March, April and May (low season) when the temperatures tend to be most comfortable.

Autumn school holidays 2024: Saturday 13 April 2024 - Sunday 28 April 2024;

Winter school holidays 2024: Saturday 06 July 2024 - Sunday 21 July 2024;

Spring school holidays 2024: Saturday 28 September 2024 - Sunday 13 October 2024;

Summer / Christmas school holidays2024: Saturday 21 December 2024 - Thursday 30 January 2025 (Eastern Division)

In Sydney, the October school holidays start on Saturday 28 September 2024 and end on Sunday 13 October 2024.

In Sydney, the September school holidays start on Saturday 28 September 2024 and end on Sunday 13 October 2024.

Easter weekend 2024: Friday 29 March 2024 - Monday 01 April 2024;

April school holidays 2024: Saturday 13 April 2024 - Sunday 28 April 2024

Sydney is Eastern Division of New South Wales

In Sydney:

  • April school holidays 2024 end: Sunday 28 April 2024;

  • July school holidays 2024 end: Sunday 21 July 2024;

  • October school holidays 2024 end: Sunday 13 October 2024;

  • December school holidays 2024 end: Thursday 30 January 2025 (Eastern division).

Sydney has about 200 school days in a year.

School holidays in Sydney have the following dates:

  • Saturday 13 April 2024 - Sunday 28 April 2024;

  • Saturday 06 July 2024 - Sunday 21 July 2024;

  • Saturday 28 September 2024 - Sunday 13 October 2024;

  • Saturday 21 December 2024 - Thursday 30 January 2025 (Eastern Division)

  • Christmas school holidays 2023: Wednesday 20 December 2023 - Monday 29 January 2024 (Eastern division);

  • April school holidays 2024: Saturday 13 April 2024 - Sunday 28 April 2024;

  • July school holidays 2024: Saturday 06 July 2024 - Sunday 21 July 2024;

  • October school holidays 2024: Saturday 28 September 2024 - Sunday 13 October 2024;

  • Christmas school holidays 2024: Saturday 21 December 2024 - Thursday 30 January 2025 (Eastern Division).

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