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Victoria School Holidays 2024, School Terms & Public Holidays

Knowing the official dates of Victorian school holidays, public holidays and school terms in Victoria makes planning simple.

When asking, “When does school start in 2024?”, "When does school holidays start?", “When is school holidays VIC?” or “When does Term 4 end?” - you’ll find the key dates below.

Victoria school holidays 2023 - 2024, school terms 2023 - 2024, public holidays 2023 - 2024.
VIC school holidays 2023 - 2024, school terms Victoria 2023 - 2024 and Victoria public holidays

Whether you’re looking forward to the Christmas school holidays 2024, Easter school holidays 2024, June - July school holidays 2024, September school holidays 2024, or the next school holidays VIC has to offer, we've got all the important dates you need!


Navigate to Victorian school holidays, school terms and public holidays 2024 & 2023:


School Terms Victoria 2024

VIC School term VIC term dates 2024*

Term 1 2024

Tuesday 30 January 2024 - Thursday 28 March 2024

Term 2 2024

Monday 15 April 2024 - Friday 28 June 2024

Term 3 2024

Monday 15 July 2024 - Friday 20 September 2024

Term 4 2024

Monday 07 October 2024 - Friday 20 December 2024

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VIC School Holidays 2024

VIC School term School holiday dates Victoria*

Term 1 Holidays

School holidays Easter 2024 (Autumn):

Friday 29 March 2024 - Sunday 14 April 2024

School starts on Monday 15 April 2024

Term 2 Holidays

June - July school holidays 2024 (Winter):

Saturday 29 June 2024 - Sunday 14 July 2024

School term starts on Monday 15 July 2024

Term 3 Holidays

September school holidays 2024 (Spring):

Saturday 21 September 2024 - Sunday 06 October 2024

School starts on Monday 7 October 2024

Term 4 Holidays

Christmas school holidays 2024 (Summer):

Saturday 21 December 2024 - Tuesday 28 January 2025

Kids go back to school 2025: Wednesday 29 January 2025

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Victoria Public Holidays 2024

public holidays victoria 2024 Public holiday date*
New Year’s Day Monday 1 January 2024
Australia Day Friday 26 January 2024
Labour Day Monday 11 March 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
AFL Grand Final Friday Friday 27 September 2024
Melbourne Cup Tuesday 5 November 2024
Christmas Day Wednesday 25 December 2024
Boxing Day Thursday 26 December 2024

A simple rule of thumb for Victoria 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.

The AFL Grand Final day usually falls on the last Friday in September, unless AFL announces an alternate date.

Regarding Melbourne Cup Day, it's a public holiday for Victoria, unless a non-metro council announces an alternate local holiday for Melbourne Cup.


School Terms Victoria 2023

School term School term dates*

Term 1 Victoria

Monday 30 January 2023 - Thursday 06 April 2023

Term 2 Victoria

Monday 24 April 2023 - Friday 23 June 2023

Term 3 Victoria

Monday 10 July 2023 - Friday 15 September 2023

Term 4 Victoria

Monday 02 October 2023 - Wednesday 20 December 2023

Victoria School Holidays 2023

School term School holiday dates*

Term 1 Holidays

Easter holidays Victoria 2023

Friday 07 April 2023 - Sunday 23 April 2023

School starts on Monday 24 April 2023

Term 2 Holidays

June - July school holidays 2023 VIC

Saturday 24 June 2023 - Sunday 09 July 2023

School term starts on Monday 10 July 2023

Term 3 Holidays

September school holidays 2023 VIC

Saturday 16 September 2023 - Sunday 01 October 2023

School starts on Monday 2 October 2023

Term 4 Holidays

Christmas school holidays 2023 Victoria

Thursday 21 December 2023 - Monday 29 January 2024

The return date for government schools is Tuesday 30 January 2024

Victoria Public Holidays 2023

Victorian public holiday Victorian 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
Labour 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
King's Birthday Monday 12 June 2023
AFL Grand Final Friday Friday 29 September 2023
Melbourne Cup Tuesday 7 November 2023
Christmas Day Monday 25 December 2023
Boxing Day Tuesday 26 December 2023

The school holidays 2024 in Victoria are as follows:

Easter school holidays: Friday 29 March 2024 - Sunday 14 April 2024;

June school holidays: Saturday 29 June 2024 - Sunday 14 July 2024;

September school holidays: Saturday 21 September 2024 - Sunday 06 October 2024;

Christmas school holidays: Saturday 21 December 2024 - Tuesday 28 January 2025.

The school holidays in Victoria are as follows:

Easter school holidays 2024: Friday 29 March 2024 - Sunday 14 April 2024;

June - July school holidays 2024: Saturday 29 June 2024 - Sunday 14 July 2024;

September school holidays 2024: Saturday 21 September 2024 - Sunday 06 October 2024;

Christmas school holidays 2024: Saturday 21 December 2024 - Tuesday 28 January 2025.

The next school holidays in Victoria start on the following dates:

Easter school holidays: Friday 29 March 2024;

June school holidays: Saturday 29 June 2024;

September school holidays: Saturday 21 September 2024;

Christmas school holidays: Saturday 21 December 2024

The VIC school holidays start as follows:

Easter school holidays: Friday 29 March 2024;

June school holidays: Saturday 29 June 2024;

September school holidays: Saturday 21 September 2024;

Christmas school holidays: Saturday 21 December 2024

In Victoria, school holidays start on the following dates:

Easter school holidays: Friday 29 March 2024;

June school holidays: Saturday 29 June 2024;

September school holidays: Saturday 21 September 2024;

Christmas school holidays: Saturday 21 December 2024

The Victorian school holidays 2024 start on the following dates:

Easter school holidays: Friday 29 March 2024;

June school holidays: Saturday 29 June 2024;

September school holidays: Saturday 21 September 2024;

Christmas school holidays: Saturday 21 December 2024

Below are the dates for Victorian school holidays 2024:

Easter school holidays: Friday 29 March 2024 - Sunday 14 April 2024;

June school holidays: Saturday 29 June 2024 - Sunday 14 July 2024;

September school holidays: Saturday 21 September 2024 - Sunday 06 October 2024;

Christmas school holidays: Saturday 21 December 2024 - Tuesday 28 January 2025.

The next school holidays in Victoria:

Easter school holidays: Friday 29 March 2024 - Sunday 14 April 2024;

June school holidays: Saturday 29 June 2024 - Sunday 14 July 2024;

September school holidays: Saturday 21 September 2024 - Sunday 06 October 2024;

Christmas school holidays: Saturday 21 December 2024 - Tuesday 28 January 2025.

Easter school holidays: Friday 29 March 2024 - Sunday 14 April 2024;

June school holidays: Saturday 29 June 2024 - Sunday 14 July 2024;

September school holidays: Saturday 21 September 2024 - Sunday 06 October 2024;

Christmas school holidays: Saturday 21 December 2024 - Tuesday 28 January 2025.

Easter school holidays 2024 start on Friday 29 March 2024;

June school holidays 2024 begin on Saturday 29 June 2024;

September school holidays 2024 start on Saturday 21 September 2024;

Christmas school holidays 2024 begin on Saturday 21 December 2024

Easter school holidays 2024: Friday 29 March 2024 - Sunday 14 April 2024;

June - July school holidays 2024: Saturday 29 June 2024 - Sunday 14 July 2024;

September school holidays 2024: Saturday 21 September 2024 - Sunday 06 October 2024;

December school holidays 2024: Saturday 21 December 2024 - Tuesday 28 January 2025.

Easter school holidays: Friday 29 March 2024 - Sunday 14 April 2024;

June school holidays: Saturday 29 June 2024 - Sunday 14 July 2024;

September school holidays: Saturday 21 September 2024 - Sunday 06 October 2024;

Christmas school holidays: Saturday 21 December 2024 - Tuesday 28 January 2025.

Summer school holidays 2023 finish on Monday 29 January 2024;

Easter school holidays 2024 end on Sunday 14 April 2024;

June school holidays 2024 finish on Sunday 14 July 2024;

September school holidays 2024 end on Sunday 06 October 2024;

Christmas school holidays 2024 finish on Tuesday 28 January 2025.

The VIC school holidays finish as below:

Christmas school holidays 2023 end on Monday 29 January 2024;

Easter school holidays 2024 finish on Sunday 14 April 2024;

June school holidays 2024 end on Sunday 14 July 2024;

September school holidays 2024 finish on Sunday 06 October 2024;

Christmas school holidays 2024 end on Tuesday 28 January 2025.

Easter school holidays 2024: Friday 29 March 2024 - Sunday 14 April 2024;

June - July school holidays 2024: Saturday 29 June 2024 - Sunday 14 July 2024;

September school holidays 2024: Saturday 21 September 2024 - Sunday 06 October 2024;

Christmas school holidays 2024: Saturday 21 December 2024 - Tuesday 28 January 2025.

The VIC school holidays 2024 are as follows:

Easter school holidays 2024: Friday 29 March 2024 - Sunday 14 April 2024;

June - July school holidays 2024: Saturday 29 June 2024 - Sunday 14 July 2024;

September school holidays 2024: Saturday 21 September 2024 - Sunday 06 October 2024;

Christmas school holidays 2024: Saturday 21 December 2024 - Tuesday 28 January 2025.

The day when schools start 2024 in Victoria:

Term 1 2024: Tuesday 30 January 2024;

Term 2 2024: Monday 15 April 2024;

Term 3 2024: Monday 15 July 2024;

Term 4 2024: Monday 7 October 2024.

School starts in Victoria on the following dates:

Term 1 2024: Tuesday 30 January 2024;

Term 2 2024: Monday 15 April 2024;

Term 3 2024: Monday 15 July 2024;

Term 4 2024: Monday 7 October 2024.

Public schools start in Victoria on the following dates:

School start date 2024 for Term 1: Tuesday 30 January 2024;

Term 2 start 2024: Monday 15 April 2024;

Term 3 start date: Monday 15 July 2024;

Term 4 start 2024: Monday 7 October 2024.

The VIC schools start in 2024 as follows:

Term 1 2024: Tuesday 30 January 2024;

Term 2 2024: Monday 15 April 2024;

Term 3 2024: Monday 15 July 2024;

Term 4 2024: Monday 7 October 2024.

Schools go back in Victoria as follows:

Term 1 2024: Tuesday 30 January 2024;

Term 2 2024: Monday 15 April 2024;

Term 3 2024: Monday 15 July 2024;

Term 4 2024: Monday 7 October 2024.

April (Easter) school holidays 2024 In Victoria: Friday 29 March 2024 - Sunday 14 April 2024

Yes, Easter Monday is a public holiday in Victoria. In 2024, it falls on Monday 1 April 2024.

No, Easter Tuesday is not observed as a public holiday in Victoria.

In Victoria, Easter Saturday is an official public holiday. In 2024, it falls on Saturday 30 March 2024

Easter Saturday is an official public holiday in Victoria. In 2024, it falls on Saturday 30 March 2024

In Victoria, Easter Sunday is an official public holiday. In 2024, it falls on Sunday 31 March 2024

Easter school holidays 2024 in Victoria: Friday 29 March 2024 - Sunday 14 April 2024

In Victoria: Friday 29 March 2024 - Sunday 14 April 2024

In Victoria, Easter school holidays 2024 start on Friday 29 March 2024 and end on Sunday 14 April 2024

In Victoria, Easter holidays 2024 start on Friday 29 March 2024 and finish on Sunday 14 April 2024

Sunday 31 March 2024

Yes, New Year's Day is an official public holiday in Victoria.

New Year's Day 2024: Monday 1 January 2024

New Year's Day 2025: Wednesday 1 January 2025

Yes, Labour Day is an official a public holiday in Victoria. This year, it's celebrated on Monday 11 March 2024

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

In Victoria, the June holidays 2024 start on Saturday 29 June 2024

In Victoria, the July school holidays 2024 start on Saturday 29 June 2024

The July school holidays 2024 in Victoria: Saturday 29 June 2024 - Sunday 14 July 2024

June long weekend 2024 in Victoria: Saturday 08 June 2024 - Monday 10 June 2024

Victorian schools finish for Christmas 2024 on Friday 20 December 2024.

Christmas school holidays 2024: Saturday 21 December 2024 - Tuesday 28 January 2025

At the public schools In Victoria, the Christmas holidays start on Saturday 21 December 2024. and end on Tuesday 28 January 2025

In Victorian schools, Christmas school holidays 2024: Saturday 21 December 2024 - Tuesday 28 January 2025

In Victoria, Christmas school holidays are about 6 weeks.

Christmas school holidays 2023: Thursday 21 December 2023 - Monday 29 January 2024;

Christmas school holidays 2024: Saturday 21 December 2024 - Tuesday 28 January 2025.

Victorian schools start Term 1 2024 on Tuesday 30 January 2024.

Term 1 2024 ends on Thursday 28 March 2024.

There are about 9 weeks in Term 1 2024 in Victoria.

Term 1 2024 finishes on Thursday 28 March 2024.

In Victoria, Term 1 School Holidays: Friday 29 March 2024 - Sunday 14 April 2024

In Victoria, Term 2 2024 starts on Monday 15 April 2024 and ends on Friday 28 June 2024.

There are about 11 weeks in Term 2 2024 in Victoria.

Term 2 School Holidays in Victoria: Saturday 29 June 2024 - Sunday 14 July 2024

The last day of Term 3 in Victoria: Friday 20 September 2024

In Victoria, Term 3 2024 starts on Monday 15 July 2024.

Term 3 ends on Friday 20 September 2024.

There are 10 weeks in Term 3 2024 in Victoria.

In Victoria, Term 4 2024 starts on Monday 07 October 2024.

Term 4 ends on Friday 20 December 2024.

There are 11 weeks in Term 4 2024 in Victoria.

Term 4 2024 in Victoria is 11 weeks long.

It starts on Monday 07 October 2024.

Term 4 finishes in Victoria on Friday 20 December 2024.

The Victoria school holidays 2024 are as follows:

Easter school holidays: Friday 29 March 2024 - Sunday 14 April 2024;

June school holidays: Saturday 29 June 2024 - Sunday 14 July 2024;

September school holidays: Saturday 21 September 2024 - Sunday 06 October 2024;

Christmas school holidays: Saturday 21 December 2024 - Tuesday 28 January 2025.

The next Victoria school holidays start as follows:

Easter school holidays: Friday 29 March 2024;

June school holidays: Saturday 29 June 2024;

September school holidays: Saturday 21 September 2024;

Christmas school holidays: Saturday 21 December 2024

Victorian school terms are typically between 9-11 weeks. Here's how many weeks in each term VIC 2024:

Term 1 2024 is about 9 weeks.

Term 2 2024: 11 weeks.

Term 3 2024: 10 weeks.

Term 4 2024: 11 weeks.

The school year in Victoria is 40-41 weeks. Here's how many weeks of school in a year in Victoria in 2024:

Term 1 2024 is about 9 weeks.

Term 2 2024: 11 weeks.

Term 3 2024: 10 weeks.

Term 4 2024: 11 weeks.

There are about 12-13 weeks of school holidays in Victoria in 2024:

April school holidays (Autumn): over 2 weeks

June school holidays (Winter): 2 weeks

September school holidays (Spring): 2 weeks

Christmas school holidays (Summer): about 6 weeks

Here's when school ends 2024 in Victoria:

Term 1 ends: Thursday 28 March 2024;

Term 2 ends: Friday 28 June 2024;

Term 3 ends: Friday 20 September 2024;

Term 4 ends: Friday 20 December 2024

The school holidays start in Victoria on the following dates:

Easter school holidays: Friday 29 March 2024;

June school holidays: Saturday 29 June 2024;

September school holidays: Saturday 21 September 2024;

Christmas school holidays: Saturday 21 December 2024

Saturday 21 September 2024 - Sunday 06 October 2024

Victorian public schools finish 2024 on Friday 20 December 2024.

School holiday in April 2024: Friday 29 March 2024 - Sunday 14 April 2024;

School holiday in June - July 2024: Saturday 29 June 2024 - Sunday 14 July 2024;

School holidays in September - October 2024: Saturday 21 September 2024 - Sunday 06 October 2024;

School holiday in December 2024: Saturday 21 December 2024 - Tuesday 28 January 2025.

School go back in Victoria as follows:

Term 1 2024: Tuesday 30 January 2024;

Term 2 2024: Monday 15 April 2024;

Term 3 2024: Monday 15 July 2024;

Term 4 2024: Monday 7 October 2024.

Below are the date when schools go back in Victoria:

Term 1 2024: Tuesday 30 January 2024;

Term 2 2024: Monday 15 April 2024;

Term 3 2024: Monday 15 July 2024;

Term 4 2024: Monday 7 October 2024.

VIC public school go back for:

Term 1 2024 on Tuesday 30 January 2024;

Term 2 2024 on Monday 15 April 2024;

Term 3 2024 on Monday 15 July 2024;

Term 4 2024 on Monday 7 October 2024.

The kids go back to school 2024 in Victoria for:

Term 1 2024 on Tuesday 30 January 2024;

Term 2 2024 on Monday 15 April 2024;

Term 3 2024 on Monday 15 July 2024;

Term 4 2024 on Monday 7 October 2024.

The school year starts in Victoria on Tuesday 30 January 2024

There are about 200 days in a school year in Victoria (up to 41 school weeks).

The 2024 Victorian school year has 40-41 weeks:

Term 1 2024 is about 9 weeks.

Term 2 2024: 11 weeks.

Term 3 2024: 10 weeks.

Term 4 2024: 11 weeks.

Tuesday 5 November 2024

Melbourne Cup Day is a public holiday for Victoria. However, a non-metro council may announce an alternate local holiday for Melbourne Cup.

Labour Day is not a school holiday in 2024.

Labour Day 2024 falls on Monday 11 March 2024 (Term 1 public holiday).

The school holiday starts on Friday 29 March 2024.

The winter school holidays 2024 in Victoria start on Saturday 29 June 2024.

The winter break ends on Sunday 14 July 2024.

Anzac Day is an official public holiday, so no school is on that day.

Yes, Anzac Day is a public holiday in Victoria. When Anzac Day falls on a weekend (Saturday or Sunday), the following Monday is also a public holiday.

Long weekends Victoria 2024:

Australia Day long weekend 2024: Friday 26 January 2024 - Sunday 28 January 2024;

March long weekend 2024 (Labour Day): Saturday 09 March 2024 - Monday 11 March 2024;

Easter long weekend: Friday 29 March 2024 - Monday 1 April 2024;

Long weekend April 2024 (ANZAC Day): Thursday 25 April 2024 & Saturday 27 April 2024 2024 - Sunday 28 April 2024 2024;

June long weekend 2024: Saturday 08 June 2024 - Monday 10 June 2024

Long weekend September 2024: Friday 27 September 2024 - Sunday 29 September 2024;

Long weekend November 2024: Saturday 02 November 2024 - Sunday 03 November 2024 & Tuesday 5 November 2024;

December long weekend 2024: Wednesday 25 December 2024 - Thursday 26 December 2024;

Australia Day long weekend 2025 (January): Saturday 25 January 2025 - Monday 27 January 2025.

Victoria observes 13 public holidays, including:

  1. New Year's Day,

  2. Australia Day,

  3. Labour Day,

  4. Good Friday,

  5. Saturday before Easter Sunday,

  6. Easter Sunday,

  7. Easter Monday,

  8. Anzac Day,

  9. King's Birthday,

  10. AFL Grand Final,

  11. Melbourne Cup,

  12. Christmas Day and

  13. Boxing Day.

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