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NT School Holidays, School Terms & Public Holidays 2022 - 2023

Wondering what are the school holiday dates in Northern Territory, school terms and NT public holidays 2022 and 2023? Here’s the complete list of the NT public school holidays, including primary schools, NT school terms and public holidays. For many of us, parents and carers, kids holidays can be a stressful time as we try to organise school holiday activities and the best things to do during long weekends and public holidays, all while juggling our work and daily routines. If you're planning to spend either the next school holidays, Easter long weekend, June long weekend or October long weekend in Northern Territory, we got you covered. Below you can find the government school holidays, Alice Springs primary schools and Darwin school holidays for 2022 and 2023, so you can start planning kids and family holiday activities in Northern Territory now.

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Northern Territory, Darwin school holidays, school terms, public holidays in NT 2022 2023

Please note that most NT government schools have the same school holiday dates:

•  Urban and remote schools can have different school holiday dates at the beginning and end of the school year.

•  Gunbalanya school has a flexible school year term and school holiday dates to recognise activities in the community.

If your kids attend a private school, it would be better to check the school holiday dates with your school.

If you're looking for what to do in Darwin with kids in April, June, July, September, December or January, things to do in Alice Springs with kids during the next school holidays, Christmas holidays or long weekends, you’re in the right place! At schoolholidays.com.au, you can find the best kids events, NT school holiday programs, kids holiday activities, free activities and places to visit near you.

NT school terms 2022

School term NT school term dates 2022*
Term 1 NT Monday 31 January 2022 - Friday 8 April 2022
Term 2 NT Tuesday 19 April 2022 - Friday 24 June 2022
Term 3 NT Tuesday 19 July 2022 - Friday 23 September 2022
Term 4 NT Monday 10 October 2022 - Thursday 15 December 2022.
Remote schools: Monday 10 October 2022 - Friday 16 December 2022
*Official resource

NT School holidays 2022

Below are the school holidays 2022 Northern Territory, Darwin school holidays 2022 as well as Alice Springs school holidays NT.

School Term NT school holiday dates*
Term 1 Holidays Easter school holidays NT:
Saturday 9 April 2022 - Monday 18 April 2022. School term starts on Tuesday 19 April 2022
Term 2 Holidays June-July school holidays NT:
Saturday 25 June 2022 - Monday 18 July 2022. School term starts on Tuesday 19 July 2022
Term 3 Holidays September/October school holidays NT:
Saturday 24 September 2022 - Sunday 9 October 2022. School term starts on Monday 10 October 2022
Term 4 Holidays Christmas school holidays NT:
Friday 16 December 2022 - Monday 30 January 2023
Remote schools: Saturday 17 December 2022 - Monday 30 January 2023
School year starts on Tuesday 31 January 2023
*Official resource
If you're looking for things to do during Northern Territory public holidays with kids, want to enrol into school holiday programs in Darwin, or school holiday activities in Alice Springs or would just like to explore other beautiful places, such as Ayers Rock, or Kakadu National Park, explore what each Nothern Territory region has to offer on our interactive map.

NT public holidays 2022

Below are the Northern Territory public holidays 2022, Darwin public holidays 2022 NT as well as public holidays Alice Springs.

Public holidays NT 2022 Public holiday Darwin dates*
New Year's Day Saturday 1 January 2022 & Monday 3 January 2022 (Additional holiday)
Australia Day Wednesday 26 January 2022
Good Friday Friday 15 April 2022
Easter Saturday Saturday 16 April 2022
Easter Sunday Sunday 17 April 2022
Easter Monday Monday 18 April 2022
Anzac Day Monday 25 April 2022
May Day Monday 2 May 2022
Queen's Birthday Monday 13 June 2022
Alice Springs Show Day
(Regional holiday)
Friday 1 July 2022
Tennant Creek Show Day
(Regional holiday)
Friday 8 July 2022
Katherine Show Day
(Regional holiday)
Friday 15 July 2022
Darwin Show Day
(Regional holiday)
Friday 22 July 2022
Picnic Day Monday 1 August 2022
Borroloola Show Day
(Regional holiday)
Friday 19 August 2022
Christmas Eve
(7pm to midnight)
Saturday 24 December 2022
Christmas Day Sunday 25 December 2022 & Tuesday 27 December 2022 (Additional holiday)
Boxing Day Holiday Monday 26 December 2022
New Year's Eve
(7pm to midnight)
Saturday 31 December 2022
*Official resource

A simple rule of thumb regarding public holidays Northern Territory:

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 following Monday is also a public holiday. When Boxing Day falls on a Sunday or Monday, the coming Tuesday is also a public holiday.

Regarding Regional holidays, check which public holiday applies to your area on this NT show day regions map .

NT school terms 2023

School term NT school term dates 2023*
Term 1 NT Tuesday 31 January 2023 - Thursday 6 April 2023
Term 2 NT Monday 17 April 2023 - Friday 23 June 2023
Term 3 NT Tuesday 18 July 2023 - Friday 22 September 2023
Term 4 NT Monday 9 October 2023 - Wednesday 15 December 2023.
Gunbalanya School has a flexible school year, so check out the school term dates with the school.
*Official resource

NT school holidays 2023

Below are the school holidays 2023 Northern Territory, Darwin school holidays 2023 as well as Alice Springs school holidays NT.

School Term NT school holiday dates*
Term 1 Holidays Easter school holidays Darwin:
Friday 7 April 2023 - Sunday 16 April 2023. School term starts on Monday 17 April 2023
Term 2 Holidays June/July school holidays NT:
Saturday 24 June 2023 - Monday 17 July 2023. School term starts on Tuesday 18 July 2023
Term 3 Holidays September/October school holidays NT:
Saturday 23 September 2023 - Sunday 8 October 2023. School term starts on Monday 9 October 2023
Term 4 Holidays Christmas school holidays NT:
Saturday 16 December 2023 - Monday 29 January 2024. The return date for students is Tuesday 30 January 2024
*Official resource
Here you can find kids entertainment and school holiday programs in Darwin, fun holiday activities for your next school holidays in Alice Springs. Also, you can check out kids and family activities in Ayers Rocks, Kakadu, Katherine and Litchfield National Park the whole family will enjoy during the next vacation, kids school holidays or day trip.

NT public holidays 2023

Below are the Northern Territory public holidays 2023, public holidays Darwin as well as Alice Springs public holidays.

Public holidays NT 2023 Public holiday Darwin dates*
New Year's Day Sunday 1 January 2023 & Monday 2 January 2023 (Additional holiday)
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
May Day Monday 1 May 2023
Queen's Birthday Monday 12 June 2023
Alice Springs Show Day
(Regional holiday)
Friday 7 July 2023
Tennant Creek Show Day
(Regional holiday)
Friday 14 July 2023
Katherine Show Day
(Regional holiday)
Friday 21 July 2023
Darwin Show Day
(Regional holiday)
Friday 28 July 2023
Picnic Day Monday 7 August 2023
Borroloola Show Day
(Regional holiday)
Friday 18 August 2023
Christmas Eve
(7pm to midnight)
Sunday 24 December 2023
Christmas Day Monday 25 December 2023
Boxing Day Holiday Tuesday 26 December 2023
New Year's Eve
(7pm to midnight)
Sunday 31 December 2023
*Official resource

A simple rule of thumb regarding public holidays Northern Territory:

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 following Monday is also a public holiday. When Boxing Day falls on a Sunday or Monday, the coming Tuesday is also a public holiday.

Regarding Regional holidays, check which public holiday applies to your area on this NT show day regions map .

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does school start 2022 in NT?
Mon 31 January 2022
When does school start 2022 Darwin?
Mon 31 January 2022
When does school go back NT 2022?
Mon 31 January 2022
When does NT holidays start in 2022?
Easter holidays: Sat 9 April 2022. June holidays: Sat 25 June 2022. September holidays: Sat 24 September 2022. Christmas holidays: Fri 16 December 2022 (Remote schools: Sat 17 December 2022).
When does school end 2022 in NT?
Fri 16 December 2022. Remote schools: Sat 17 December 2022
When do NT public schools finish in 2022?
Fri 16 December 2022. Remote schools: Sat 17 December 2022
When does NT holidays end in 2022?
Easter holidays: Mon 18 April 2022. July holidays: Mon 18 July 2022. October holidays: Sun 9 October 2022. Christmas holidays: Mon 30 January 2023.
When do the Easter holidays start 2022?
Sat 9 April 2022
When is Easter school holidays 2022?
Sat 9 April 2022 - Mon 18 April 2022
When is the June school holidays 2022 in NT?
Sat 25 June 2022 - Mon 18 July 2022
When's Anzac day 2022?
Mon 25 April 2022
When do the school holidays end 2022?
Easter holidays: Mon 18 April 2022; June holidays: Mon 18 July 2022; September holidays: Sun 9 October 2022; Christmas holidays: Mon 30 January 2023
What to do in Darwin with kids?
Things to do in Darwin with kids: day trips to Kakadu National Park, Katherine Gorge, Nitmiluk National Park, Edith Falls, Aboriginal culture tours and Australian reptiles and Saltwater Crocodiles cruises and tickets, and more school holiday activities.
What to do on the school holidays?
There are many things to do during the school holidays in your region. Check out top school holiday activities, kids holiday programs and family activities near you and for the area you're planning to visit on our attractions map.
What to do in the NT?
Check out things to do in the NT: day trips to Kakadu National Park, Katherine Gorge, Nitmiluk National Park, Edith Falls, Aboriginal culture tours, Australian reptiles and Saltwater Crocodiles cruises, and more exciting holiday activities.
When does NT holidays end in 2023?
Easter holidays: Sun 16 April 2023. July holidays: Mon 17 July 2023. October holidays: Sun 8 October 2023. Christmas holidays: Mon 29 January 2024.
When does school start 2023 in NT?
Tue 31 January 2023
When does school start 2023 Darwin?
Tue 31 January 2023
When does school go back NT 2023?
Tue 31 January 2023
When does school end 2023 in NT?
Sat 16 December 2023
When is the June school holidays 2023 in NT?
Sat 24 June 2023 - Mon 17 July 2023
When do NT public schools finish in 2023?
Sat 16 December 2023
When does NT holidays start in 2023?
Easter holidays: Sat 7 April 2023. June holidays: Sat 24 June 2023. September holidays: Sat 23 September 2023. Christmas holidays: Sat 16 December 2023.
When's Anzac day 2023?
Tue 25 April 2023
When do the Easter holidays start 2023?
Fri 7 April 2023
When is Easter school holidays 2023?
Fri 7 April 2023 - Sun 16 April 2023
When do the school holidays end 2023?
Easter holidays: Sun 16 April 2023; June holidays: Mon 17 July 2023; September holidays: Sun 8 October 2023; Christmas holidays: Mon 29 January 2024
When is Easter holidays 2022?
Easter school holidays NT: Saturday 9 April 2022 - Monday 18 April 2022
When are Easter holidays 2022?
Easter holidays NT are Saturday 9 April 2022 - Monday 18 April 2022
What dates are Easter holidays 2022?
Easter holidays 2022: Good Friday 15 April 2022 - Easter Monday 18 April 2022; Easter school holidays NT: Saturday 9 April 2022 - Monday 18 April 2022
How long are Easter holidays?
Easter holidays NT are 10 days: Saturday 9 April 2022 - Monday 18 April 2022
When does Easter school holidays start?
In NT, Easter school holidays start on Sat 9 April 2022
How long is the Easter holiday 2022?
Easter school holiday NT are 10 days: Saturday 9 April 2022 - Monday 18 April 2022
When is school holidays 2022?
Easter holidays NT start: Sat 9 April 2022; June holidays NT start: Sat 25 June 2022; September holidays NT start: Sat 24 September 2022; December holidays NT start: Fri 16 December 2022 (Remote schools: Sat 17 December 2022).
When is the next school holidays?
Easter school holidays: Sat 9 April 2022; June school holidays: Sat 25 June 2022. September school holidays: Sat 24 September 2022. Summer school holidays: Fri 16 December 2022 (Remote schools: Sat 17 December 2022).
When is end of term 1 2022?
Term 1 NT ends Friday 8 April 2022
When is end of term 2 2022?
Term 2 NT ends Friday 24 June 2022
When is end of term 3 2022?
Term 3 NT ends Friday 23 September 2022
When is end of term 4 2022?
Term 4 NT ends Thursday 15 December 2022 (Remote schools: Friday 16 December 2022)
When is term 1 holidays?
Term 1 Holidays NT: Saturday 9 April 2022 - Monday 18 April 2022
When is school starting in 2023?
Term 1 NT starts Tuesday 31 January 2023
When is June July school holidays?
in NT, Sat 25 June 2022 - Mon 18 July 2022
When is the June long weekend 2022?
Sat 11 June 2022 - Monday 13 June 2022 (Queen's Birthday)
When does school term 1 end 2022?
Term 1 NT ends Friday 8 April 2022
What date does term 1 end 2022?
Term 1 NT ends Friday 8 April 2022
How long is term 1 holiday?
The NT term 1 holiday is 10 days: Saturday 9 April 2022 - Monday 18 April 2022
When does school start in Darwin?
In 2023, school starts on Tue 31 January 2023
When does NT school start 2023?
In 2023, NT school starts on Tue 31 January 2023
When does school holidays start?
Easter school holidays NT: Sat 9 April 2022. June school holidays NT: Sat 25 June 2022. September school holidays NT: Sat 24 September 2022. Christmas school holidays NT: Fri 16 December 2022 (Remote schools: Sat 17 December 2022).
When does term 2 start 2022?
Term 2 NT starts Tuesday 19 April 2022
When does term 2 end 2022?
Term 2 NT ends Friday 24 June 2022
When are the term 2 school holidays?
Term 2 school holidays NT: Saturday 25 June 2022 - Monday 18 July 2022
When does term 3 start 2022?
In NT, Term 3 NT starts Tuesday 19 July 2022
When does term 3 end 2022?
Term 3 NT ends Friday 23 September 2022
When does term 4 start 2022?
Term 4 NT starts Monday 10 October 2022
When does term 4 end 2022?
Term 4 NT ends Thursday 15 December 2022; Remote schools Friday 16 December 2022
When does school go back in New South Wales 2022?
NSW school goes back: Term 1 Friday 28 January 2022 (Easter division); Friday 4 February 2022 (Western division). Term 2 Tuesday 26 April 2022; Term 3 Monday 18 July 2022. Term 4 Monday 10 October 2022
When is Easter school holidays NSW 2023?
Friday 7 April 2023 - Sunday 23 April 2023
When do Easter school holidays start?
NSW Easter school holidays 2023 start Friday 7 April 2023
When do the Easter holidays end 2023?
NSW Easter holidays 2023 end Sunday 23 April 2023
When does Term 1 end 2023?
Term 1 NT ends Thursday 6 April 2023
When does Term 1 holidays start?
Term 1 NT Holidays start Friday 7 April 2023
When does school start Term 2?
Term 2 NT starts Monday 17 April 2023
When is Term 2 ending 2022?
Friday 24 June 2022
What dates are June-July school holidays?
Saturday 25 June 2022 - Monday 18 July 2022
When does school start 2023?
Tuesday 31 January 2023
When is Easter holidays 2023?
NT Easter school holidays: Friday 7 April 2023 - Sunday 16 April 2023
June long weekend NT
Saturday 11 June 2022 - Monday 13 June 2022
NT Easter holidays 2023
Easter long weekend: Good Friday 7 April 2023 - Easter Monday 10 April 2023. Easter school holidays: Friday 7 April 2023 - Sunday 16 April 2023
WA July school holidays 2022
Saturday 2 July 2022 - Sunday 17 July 2022