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

Wondering what are the Canberra school holidays 2022 and 2023, the state school dates or when's the next public holiday? Here’s the complete list of ACT public holidays 2022 and 2023, the Canberra public school holidays for both high schools and primary schools and school terms. If you find school holidays are a challenging time where you need to juggle work and daily routines to provide your little ones with the best kids holidays possible, or if you're planning to spend the next ACT school holidays, the next public holiday, Easter long weekend, June long weekend or October long weekend in Canberra, we've got you covered for your next adventure! Below you can find the ACT school terms, dates for the ACT school holidays and Canberra public holidays, so you can start planning your activities in the Australian Capital Territory, beforehand.

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ACT school terms 2022

School Term ACT term dates*
Term 1 ACT Monday 31 January 2022 - Friday 8 April 2022
Term 2 ACT Tuesday 26 April 2022 - Friday 1 July 2022
Term 3 ACT Monday 18 July 2022 - Friday 23 September 2022
Term 4 ACT Monday 10 October 2022 - Friday 16 December 2022
*Official resource

School holidays Canberra 2022

School Term School holiday dates*
Term 1 Holidays Easter school holidays ACT:
Saturday 9 April 2022 - Monday 25 April 2022. Students start school on Tuesday 26 April 2022
Term 2 Holidays July school holidays ACT:
Saturday 2 July 2022 - Sunday 17 July 2022. Students start school on Monday 18 July 2022
Term 3 Holidays September/October school holidays ACT:
Saturday 24 September 2022 - Sunday 9 October 2022. Students start school on Monday 10 October 2022
Term 4 Holidays Christmas school holidays ACT:
Saturday 17 December 2022 - Sunday 29 January 2023. Students start school on Monday 30 January 2023
*Official resource
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ACT Public holidays 2022 Canberra

Canberra public holiday Public holiday date*
New Year's Day Saturday 1 January 2022 & Monday 3 January 2022 (Additional holiday)
Australia Day Wednesday 26 January 2022
Canberra Day Monday 14 March 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
Reconciliation Day Monday 30 May 2022
Queen's Birthday Monday 13 June 2022
Labour Day Monday 3 October 2022
Christmas Day Sunday 25 December 2022 & Tuesday 27 December 2022 (Additional holiday)
Boxing Day Holiday Monday 26 December 2022
*Official resource

A simple rule of thumb regarding 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 following Monday is also a public holiday. When Boxing Day falls on a Sunday or Monday, the coming Tuesday is also a public holiday.

ACT school terms 2023

School term ACT term dates*
Term 1 ACT Monday 30 January 2023 - Thursday 6 April 2023
Term 2 ACT Monday 24 April 2023 - Friday 30 June 2023
Term 3 ACT Monday 17 July 2023 - Friday 22 September 2023
Term 4 ACT Monday 9 October 2023 - Friday 15 December 2023
*Official resource

School holidays Canberra 2023

School term School holiday dates*
Term 1 Holidays ACT Easter school holidays:
Friday 7 April 2023 - Sunday 23 April 2023. Continuing students return on Monday 24 April 2023
Term 2 Holidays ACT Winter school holidays:
Saturday 1 July 2023 - Sunday 16 July 2023. Continuing students return on Monday 17 July 2023
Term 3 Holidays September/October school holidays ACT:
Saturday 23 September 2023 - Sunday 8 October 2023. Continuing students return on Monday 9 October 2023
Term 4 Holidays December school holidays ACT:
Saturday 16 December 2023 - Sunday 28 January 2024. The return date is Monday 29 January 2024.
*Official resource
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ACT Public holidays 2023 Canberra

Canberra public holiday Public holiday date*
New Year's Day Sunday 1 January 2023 & Monday 2 January 2023 (Additional holiday)
Australia Day Thursday 26 January 2023
Canberra Day Monday 13 March 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
Reconciliation Day Monday 29 May 2023
Queen's Birthday Monday 12 June 2023
Labour Day Monday 2 October 2023
Christmas Day Monday 25 December 2023
Boxing Day Holiday Tuesday 26 December 2023
*Official resource

A simple rule of thumb regarding 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 following Monday is also a public holiday. When Boxing Day falls on a Sunday or Monday, the coming Tuesday is also a public holiday.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does school start 2022 ACT?
Monday 31 January 2022; Tuesday 26 April 2022; Monday 18 July 2022; Monday 10 October 2022
When does school start in Canberra?
Monday 31 January 2022; Tuesday 26 April 2022; Monday 18 July 2022; Monday 10 October 2022
When is Easter 2022 Canberra ACT?
Good Friday (15 April 2022), Easter (17 April 2022), Easter (Monday 18 - Tuesday 19 April 2022)
When are the Easter holidays 2022 Canberra ACT?
Sat 9 April 2022 - Mon 25 April 2022
When does the ACT school holidays 2022 start?
Easter holidays: Sat 9 April 2022. July holidays: Sat 2 July 2022. September holidays: Sat 24 September 2022. December holidays: Saturday 17 December 2022
When do Canberra ACT schools go back in 2022?
Fri 28 January 2022
When do the Canberra school holidays end 2022?
Sun 29 January 2023
When does school end in Canberra in 2022?
Fri 16 December 2022
When do schools close for Christmas in Canberra ACT in 2022?
Fri 16 December 2022
When is Anzac Day 2022?
Mon 25 April 2022
When is Canberra Day 2022?
Monday 14 March 2022
Whats on in Canberra July school holidays?
At schoolholidays.com.au, you can find school holiday activities, events, school holiday programs and free activities in Canberra your kids will enjoy.
When do Canberra ACT schools go back in 2023?
Mon 27 January 2023
When do the Canberra school holidays end 2023?
Sun 28 January 2024
When is Anzac Day 2023?
Tue 25 April 2022
When do schools close for Christmas in Canberra ACT in 2023?
Fri 15 December 2023
When does school end 2023?
In the ACT: Thursday 6 April 2023; Friday 30 June 2023; Friday 22 September 2023; Friday 15 December 2023
When does the ACT school holidays 2023 start?
Easter holidays: Fri 7 April 2023. July holidays: Sat 1 July 2023. September holidays: Sat 23 September 2023. December holidays: Saturday 17 December 2022
When are the Easter holidays 2023 Canberra ACT?
Fri 7 April 2023 - Sun 23 April 2023
When does school start 2023 Canberra ACT?
Monday 30 January 2023; Monday 24 April 2023; Monday 17 July 2023; Monday 9 October 2023
When does school start 2023 ACT?
Monday 30 January 2023; Monday 24 April 2023; Monday 17 July 2023; Monday 9 October 2023
When is Canberra Day 2023?
Monday 13 March 2023
When does term 1 end 2022?
Term 1 ACT end on Friday 8 April 2022
When does term 1 holidays start?
Term 1 school holidays ACT start on Saturday 9 April 2022
When does term 2 start 2022?
Term 2 ACT starts on Tuesday 26 April 2022
When does term 2 end 2022?
Term 2 ACT ends on Friday 1 July 2022
When does term 3 start 2022?
Monday 18 July 2022
When does the school term end?
In ACT: Friday 8 April 2022; Friday 1 July 2022; Friday 23 September 2022; Friday 16 December 2022
When is Easter holidays 2022?
Easter school holidays ACT: Saturday 9 April 2022 - Monday 25 April 2022
When is school holidays 2022?
ACT school holidays 2022: Saturday 9 April 2022 - Monday 25 April 2022; Saturday 2 July 2022 - Sunday 17 July 2022; Saturday 24 September 2022 - Sunday 9 October 2022; Saturday 17 December 2022 - Sunday 29 January 2023
When is school holidays ACT?
Saturday 9 April 2022 - Monday 25 April 2022; Saturday 2 July 2022 - Sunday 17 July 2022; Saturday 24 September 2022 - Sunday 9 October 2022; Saturday 17 December 2022 - Sunday 29 January 2023
When is the next school holidays 2022?
The next ACT school holidays start: Saturday 9 April 2022; Saturday 2 July 2022; Saturday 24 September 2022; Saturday 17 December 2022
When does school holidays start 2022?
The ACT school holidays start: Saturday 9 April 2022; Saturday 2 July 2022; Saturday 24 September 2022; Saturday 17 December 2022
When does school holidays start 2023?
Friday 7 April 2023; Saturday 1 July 2023; Saturday 23 September 2023; Saturday 16 December 2023
When do Easter holidays start 2022?
Easter holidays ACT: Sat 9 April 2022 - Mon 25 April 2022
When do school holidays end?
Easter school holidays ACT end Monday 25 April 2022; July school holidays ACT end Sunday 17 July 2022; September school holidays ACT end Sunday 9 October 2022; Summer school holidays ACT end Sunday 29 January 2023
Is Canberra Day a public holiday?
Yes, Canberra Day is a public holiday. It's held annually on the second Monday in March. In 2022, it's celebrated on Monday 14 March 2022. In 2023, on Monday 13 March 2023.
When does the school holidays end?
In the ACT, Easter school holidays end Monday 25 April 2022; July school holidays end Sunday 17 July 2022; September school holidays end Sunday 9 October 2022; Summer school holidays end Sunday 29 January 2023
What is Canberra Day?
Canberra Day is a public holiday celebrating the official naming of Canberra. It's held on the second Monday in March in the ACT and the Jervis Bay Territory. Canberra was officially named on 12 March 1913 by Lady Denman, the wife of the Governor-General Lord Denman.
When is Canberra Day 2021?
Monday 8 March 2021
When are Canberra school holidays?
Canberra Easter school holidays: Saturday 9 April 2022 - Monday 25 April 2022. Canberra July school holidays: Saturday 2 July 2022 - Sunday 17 July 2022. Canberra September/October school holidays: Saturday 24 September 2022 - Sunday 9 October 2022. Canberra summer school holidays: Saturday 17 December 2022 - Sunday 29 January 2023.
When do school holidays start?
The ACT school holidays start: Saturday 9 April 2022; Saturday 2 July 2022; Saturday 24 September 2022; Saturday 17 December 2022
When do Easter school holidays start?
In 2022, The ACT Easter school holidays start Sat 9 April 2022, end Mon 25 April 2022
When do Easter school holidays start?
In 2023, the ACT Easter school holidays start Friday 7 April 2023; end Sunday 23 April 2023
When is July school holidays 2022?
The ACT July school holidays: Saturday 2 July 2022 - Sunday 17 July 2022
When is July school holidays 2023?
The ACT July school holidays: Saturday 1 July 2023 - Sunday 16 July 2023
When are the next school holidays 2022?
The next ACT school holidays start: Sat 9 April 2022; Sat 2 July 2022; Sat 24 September 2022; Sat 17 December 2022
When does school go back Term 2?
Tuesday 26 April 2022
When does school go back Term 3?
Monday 18 July 2022
When are school holidays ACT?
Saturday 9 April 2022 - Monday 25 April 2022; Saturday 2 July 2022 - Sunday 17 July 2022; Saturday 24 September 2022 - Sunday 9 October 2022; Saturday 17 December 2022 - Sunday 29 January 2023.
When is ACT school holidays?
Saturday 9 April 2022 - Monday 25 April 2022; Saturday 2 July 2022 - Sunday 17 July 2022; Saturday 24 September 2022 - Sunday 9 October 2022; Saturday 17 December 2022 - Sunday 29 January 2023
When does school go back?
The ACT school go back: Term 1 Monday 31 January 2022; Term 2 Tuesday 26 April 2022; Term 3 Monday 18 July 2022; Term 4 Monday 10 October 2022
When does Term 3 end 2022?
Term 3 ACT ends Friday 23 September 2022
When does Term 4 end 2022?
Term 4 ACT ends Friday 16 December 2022
When does school start 2023 Term 3?
In ACT: Monday 17 July 2023
When are ACT school holidays 2022?
Saturday 9 April 2022 - Monday 25 April 2022; Saturday 2 July 2022 - Sunday 17 July 2022; Saturday 24 September 2022 - Sunday 9 October 2022; Saturday 17 December 2022 - Sunday 29 January 2023
When do ACT school holidays start?
Easter holidays: Sat 9 April 2022; July holidays: Sat 2 July 2022; September holidays: Sat 24 September 2022; December holidays: Saturday 17 December 2022
When do the school holidays start 2022?
Easter holidays: Saturday 9 April 2022; July holidays: Saturday 2 July 2022; September holidays: Saturday 24 September 2022; December holidays: Saturday 17 December 2022
When do school holidays start ACT?
Saturday 9 April 2022; Saturday 2 July 2022; Saturday 24 September 2022; Saturday 17 December 2022
What day does school holidays start?
Saturday 9 April 2022; Saturday 2 July 2022; Saturday 24 September 2022; Saturday 17 December 2022
When does Christmas holidays start?
Christmas school holidays ACT start Saturday 17 December 2022
When do June holidays start 2022?
The June school holidays ACT start Saturday 2 July 2022
When do June holidays start 2023?
The June school holidays ACT start Saturday 1 July 2023
When do July school holidays start?
The ACT July school holidays start on Saturday 1 July 2023
When are July school holidays 2023?
In the ACT, Saturday 1 July 2023 - Sunday 16 July 2023
When are the October holidays 2022?
In the ACT, Saturday 24 September 2022 - Sunday 9 October 2022
When does the October holidays start?
In teh ACT, Saturday 24 September 2022
When does school term 2 end 2023?
Term 2 ACT ends on Friday 30 June 2023
When does term 4 start 2022?
In ACT, Monday 10 October 2022
When is pupil free day 2022?
Friday 28 January 2022; Friday 5 August 2022; Friday 9 September 2022; Friday 27 January 2023
When is the next pupil free day?
in ACT: Friday 28 January 2022; Friday 5 August 2022; Friday 9 September 2022; Friday 27 January 2023
Is pupil-free day a public holiday?
Generally, pupil-free days are neither a public nor a teacher's holiday. On pupil-free days, the teachers provide some planning and work activities.
When is the next school holiday 2022?
Saturday 9 April 2022; Saturday 2 July 2022; Saturday 24 September 2022; Saturday 17 December 2022
When is the next long weekend ACT?
Labour Day long weekend: Saturday 1 October 2022 - Monday 3 October 2022; Christmas long weekend Sunday 25 December 2022 - Tuesday 27 December 2022
When is the next public holiday ACT?
Labour Day Monday 3 October 2022; Christmas Day Sunday 25 December 2022; Boxing Day Monday 26 December 2022; Christmas Day Additional Day Tuesday 27 December 2022
When is the next public holiday in Canberra?
Labour Day Monday 3 October 2022; Christmas Day Sunday 25 December 2022; Boxing Day Monday 26 December 2022; Christmas Day Additional Day Tuesday 27 December 2022
What day does school start 2022?
Monday 31 January 2022; Tuesday 26 April 2022; Monday 18 July 2022; Monday 10 October 2022
When did school start 2022?
Monday 31 January 2022; Tuesday 26 April 2022; Monday 18 July 2022; Monday 10 October 2022
How many public holidays in ACT 2022?
There are 15 public holidays in ACT 2022: New Year's Day & Additional holiday; Australia Day; Canberra Day; Good Friday; Easter Saturday; Easter Sunday; Easter Monday; Anzac Day; Reconciliation Day; Queen's Birthday; Labour Day; Christmas Day & Additional holiday, and Boxing Day.
When do we go back to school?
ACT Term 1 Monday 31 January 2022; Term 2 Tuesday 26 April 2022; Term 3 Monday 18 July 2022; Term 4 Monday 10 October 2022
When do ACT schools go back?
ACT Term 1: Monday 31 January 2022; Term 2: Tuesday 26 April 2022; Term 3: Monday 18 July 2022; Term 4: Monday 10 October 2022
When does school end 2022?
In ACT: Friday 8 April 2022; Friday 1 July 2022; Friday 23 September 2022; Friday 16 December 2022
When does the school year end?
In ACT: Friday 16 December 2022
When are the school holidays 2022?
In ACT: Saturday 9 April 2022 - Monday 25 April 2022; Saturday 2 July 2022 - Sunday 17 July 2022; Saturday 24 September 2022 - Sunday 9 October 2022; Saturday 17 December 2022 - Sunday 29 January 2023
When is the school holidays 2022?
In ACT: Saturday 9 April 2022 - Monday 25 April 2022; Saturday 2 July 2022 - Sunday 17 July 2022; Saturday 24 September 2022 - Sunday 9 October 2022; Saturday 17 December 2022 - Sunday 29 January 2023
When does school finish 2022?
In ACT: Friday 8 April 2022; Friday 1 July 2022; Friday 23 September 2022; Friday 16 December 2022