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NSW School Holidays 2024, School Terms & Public Holidays

Having the official dates of New South Wales school holidays, NSW school terms and public holidays 2024 handy makes planning simple.

When asking, “When are school holidays NSW?”, "When does school start in 2024?" or “When does school go back in 2024?” - you’ll find the key dates below.

NSW school holidays 2023 2024, school terms 2023 2024, public holidays 2023 2024.
NSW school holidays 2024 & 2023, school terms and public holidays

Whether you’re looking forward to the summer school holidays in December - January, Easter holidays 2024, July school holidays 2024, October school holidays 2024, or when the next school holidays in NSW are, we've got the official dates you need.


Navigate to NSW school holidays, term dates and public holidays 2024 & 2023:


NSW School Terms 2024 (Public Schools)

School term NSW term dates 2024*

Term 1 2024 NSW

For Eastern Division:

Tuesday 30 January 2024 - Friday 12 April 2024

School Development day (no school for students): Tuesday 30 January 2024, Wednesday 31 January 2024


For Western Division:

Tuesday 06 February 2024 - Friday 12 April 2024

School Development day (no school for students): Tuesday 6 February 2024, Wednesday 7 February 2024

Term 2 2024 NSW

Monday 29 April 2024 - Friday 05 July 2024

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

Term 3 2024 NSW

Monday 22 July 2024 - Friday 27 September 2024

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

Term 4 2024 NSW

Monday 14 October 2024 - Friday 20 December 2024

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

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NSW School Holidays 2024

School term NSW School holiday dates*

Term 1 school holidays

Easter school holidays 2024 (autumn holidays):

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 holidays):

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 (spring holidays):

Saturday 28 September 2024 - Sunday 13 October 2024

School starts on Monday 14 October 2024

Term 4 school holidays

NSW Christmas school holidays 2024 (summer holidays):

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

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NSW Public Holidays 2024

NSW Public holidays Public holiday date*
New Year’s Day Monday 1 January 2024
Australia Day Friday 26 January 2024
Good Friday Friday 29 March 2024
Easter Saturday Saturday 30 March 2024
Easter Sunday Sunday 31 March 2024
Easter Monday Monday 1 April 2024
ANZAC Day Thursday 25 April 2024
King's Birthday Monday 10 June 2024
Bank Holiday (banks and financial institutions) Monday 5 August 2024
Labour Day Monday 7 October 2024
Christmas Day Wednesday 25 December 2024
Boxing Day Thursday 26 December 2024

A simple rule of thumb regarding NSW public holidays:

When New Year’s Day, Anzac Day, or Christmas Day falls on a weekend (Saturday or Sunday), the following Monday is also a public holiday.

Regarding Boxing Day, when it falls on a Saturday, the next Monday is also a public holiday. When Boxing Day falls on a Sunday or Monday, the coming Tuesday is also a public holiday.


NSW School Terms 2023 (Public Schools)

School term NSW term dates*

Term 1 2023 NSW

For Eastern Division:

Friday 27 January 2023 - Thursday 06 April 2023

School Development day (no school for students): Friday 27 January 2023, Monday 30 January 2023


For Western Division:

Friday 03 February 2023 - Thursday 06 April 2023

School Development day (no school for students): Friday 3 February 2023, Monday 6 February 2023

Term 2 2023 NSW

Monday 24 April 2023 - Friday 30 June 2023


School Development day (no school for students): Monday 24 April 2023

Term 3 2023 NSW

Monday 17 July 2023 - Friday 22 September 2023


School Development day (no school for students): Monday 17 July 2023

Term 4 2023 NSW

Monday 09 October 2023 - Tuesday 19 December 2023


School Development day (no school for students): Monday 18 December 2023, Tuesday 19 December 2023

NSW School Holidays 2023

School term School holiday dates*

Term 1 school holidays

Easter school holidays 2023:

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

July school holidays 2023 (winter holidays):

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

September school holidays 2023:

Saturday 23 September 2023 - Sunday 08 October 2023

School starts on Monday 9 October 2023

Term 4 school holidays

NSW Christmas 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

NSW Public Holidays 2023

NSW Public holidays Public holiday date*
New Year’s Day Sunday 1 January 2023
New Year’s Holiday Monday 2 January 2023
Australia Day Thursday 26 January 2023
Good Friday Friday 7 April 2023
Easter Saturday Saturday 8 April 2023
Easter Sunday Sunday 9 April 2023
Easter Monday Monday 10 April 2023
ANZAC Day Tuesday 25 April 2023
King's Birthday Monday 12 June 2023
Bank Holiday (banks and financial institutions) Monday 7 August 2023
Labour Day Monday 2 October 2023
Christmas Day Monday 25 December 2023
Boxing Day Tuesday 26 December 2023

Christmas school holidays 2023: Wednesday 20 December 2023 - Monday 29 January 2024 (Eastern division) / Monday 5 February 2024 (Western division). Easter school holidays 2024: Saturday 13 April 2024 - Sunday 28 April 2024. July school holidays 2024: Saturday 06 July 2024 - Sunday 21 July 2024. September 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) / Thursday 06 February 2025 (Western Division).

Christmas school holidays 2023: Wednesday 20 December 2023 - Monday 29 January 2024 (Eastern division) / Monday 5 February 2024 (Western division). Easter school holidays 2024: Saturday 13 April 2024 - Sunday 28 April 2024. July school holidays 2024: Saturday 06 July 2024 - Sunday 21 July 2024. September 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) / Thursday 06 February 2025 (Western Division).

In NSW, Christmas school holidays 2023: Wednesday 20 December 2023. April school holidays 2024: Saturday 13 April 2024. July school holidays 2024: Saturday 06 July 2024. October school holidays 2024: Saturday 28 September 2024. Christmas school holidays 2024: Saturday 21 December 2024.

For both Eastern and Western divisions, Tuesday 19 December 2023.

In NSW: Friday 12 April 2024

The NSW schools go back for Term 2 on Monday 29 April 2024

In NSW, Friday 05 July 2024

The NSW schools go back for Term 3 on Monday 22 July 2024

In NSW, Friday 27 September 2024

The NSW schools go back for Term 4 on Monday 14 October 2024

In NSW, Term 4 ends on Tuesday 19 December 2023. Please note that the School Development days are scheduled on Monday 18 December 2023 and Tuesday 19 December 2023 (no school for students)

April school holidays in NSW are from Saturday 13 April 2024 to Sunday 28 April 2024. The Easter weekend starts on: Friday 29 March 2024 and ends on Monday 01 April 2024.

For NSW, April school holidays: Saturday 13 April 2024 - Sunday 28 April 2024.

The Easter weekend falls on: Friday 29 March 2024 - Monday 01 April 2024.

In NSW, April school holidays start on Saturday 13 April 2024 and end on Sunday 28 April 2024.

In NSW, Term 1: Friday Tuesday 30 January 2024 (Eastern division) / Tuesday 6 February 2024 (Western division); Term 2: Monday 29 April 2024; Term 3: Monday 22 July 2024; Term 4: Monday 14 October 2024

Term 1 starts on Friday Tuesday 30 January 2024 (Eastern division) / Tuesday 6 February 2024 (Western division); Term 2: Monday 29 April 2024; Term 3: Monday 22 July 2024; Term 4: Monday 14 October 2024

In NSW, Term 1: Friday Tuesday 30 January 2024 (Eastern division) / Tuesday 6 February 2024 (Western division); Term 2: Monday 29 April 2024; Term 3: Monday 22 July 2024; Term 4: Monday 14 October 2024

Term 1: Tuesday 30 January 2024 (Eastern division) / Tuesday 6 February 2024 (Western division); Term 2: Monday 29 April 2024; Term 3: Monday 22 July 2024; Term 4: Monday 14 October 2024

NSW goes back to school for Term 1: Tuesday 30 January 2024 (Eastern division) / Tuesday 6 February 2024 (Western division); Term 2: Monday 29 April 2024; Term 3: Monday 22 July 2024; Term 4: Monday 14 October 2024

In NSW, Christmas school holidays 2023 start on Wednesday 20 December 2023. Christmas school holidays end on Monday 29 January 2024 (Eastern division) / Monday 5 February 2024 (Western division).

The NSW school go back for Term 1 on Friday Tuesday 30 January 2024 (Eastern division) / Tuesday 6 February 2024 (Western division); Term 2: Monday 29 April 2024; Term 3: Monday 22 July 2024; Term 4: Monday 14 October 2024

In NSW, the summer school holidays 2023 end on Monday 29 January 2024 (Eastern division) / Monday 5 February 2024 (Western division).; April school holidays finish on Sunday 28 April 2024; July school holidays end on Sunday 21 July 2024; September school holidays end on Sunday 13 October 2024; Christmas/Summer school holidays 2024 finish on Thursday 30 January 2025 (Eastern division) / Thursday 06 February 2025 (Western division).

The next school holidays in NSW are Christmas school holidays 2023: Wednesday 20 December 2023 - Monday 29 January 2024 (Eastern division) / Monday 5 February 2024 (Western division). Easter school holidays 2024: Saturday 13 April 2024 - Sunday 28 April 2024. July school holidays 2024: Saturday 06 July 2024 - Sunday 21 July 2024. September 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) / Thursday 06 February 2025 (Western Division).

Term 4 ends on Friday 20 December 2024. However, note that that School Development days are scheduled on Thursday 19 December 2024 and Friday 20 December 2024, there is no school for students.

In NSW, the July school holidays start on Saturday 06 July 2024 and finish on Sunday 21 July 2024.

In NSW, the summer school holidays 2023 finish on Monday 29 January 2024 (Eastern division) / Monday 5 February 2024 (Western division). The NSW April school holidays finish on Sunday 28 April 2024; The July school holidays finish on Sunday 21 July 2024; The September school holidays end on Sunday 13 October 2024; The NSW Christmas/Summer school holidays 2024 finish on Thursday 30 January 2025 (Eastern division) / Thursday 06 February 2025 (Western division).

In NSW, schools are closed on the Queen's/King's birthday, which is a public holiday.

NSW schools are closed on public holidays such as Australia Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Anzac Day, King's Birthday, Labour Day, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Bank Holiday (NSW) applies to banks and other financial institutions as per Retail Trading Act 2008. NSW schools remain open on bank holidays.

NSW goes back to school for Term 1: Tuesday 30 January 2024 (Eastern division) / Tuesday 6 February 2024 (Western division).

School returns for Term 2: Monday 29 April 2024.

School starts for Term 3: Monday 22 July 2024.

Term 4 starts on Monday 14 October 2024.

9-10 weeks, depending on the division.

Yes, Easter Saturday is an official public holiday in NSW. In 2024, it falls on 30 March 2024. In 2025: Sunday 20 April 2025

Anzac Day is a public holiday in NSW (no school).

ANZAC Day falls on Thursday 25 April 2024, during the autumn school holidays (13 April 2024 - 28 April 2024).

No, Good Friday is a public holiday in NSW (no school).

Term 1: For Eastern Division: Tuesday 30 January 2024 - Friday 12 April 2024 / For Western Division: Tuesday 06 February 2024 - Friday 12 April 2024.

Term 2: Monday 29 April 2024 - Friday 05 July 2024.

Term 3: Monday 22 July 2024 - Friday 27 September 2024.

Term 4: Monday 14 October 2024 - Friday 20 December 2024.

In NSW, Term 1 ends on Friday 12 April 2024. Term 2 finishes on Friday 05 July 2024. Term 3 ends on Friday 27 September 2024. Term 4 finishes on Friday 20 December 2024.

NSW schools finish on Friday 20 December 2024. However, Thursday 19 December 2024 and Friday 20 December 2024 are School Development days with no school for students.

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