New South Wales school term dates

The first day of Term 1, Term 2 Term 3 is a school development day and students are not required to attend school until the following day. A school development day also occurs on the last day of the school year (the end of Term 4). Note that the dates listed below apply to government schools and that some schools may alter these dates slightly. It is best to check with individual schools for specific information.

In addition, schools are also closed on public holidays that fall outside the term holidays, such as Australia Day, Labour Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, ANZAC Day and Queen’s Birthday.

Because metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas may differ in the public holidays that they recognise, the public holidays observed vary depending on the locality of the school. (See a full list of New South Wales public holidays.)

While non-government schools generally adhere to the listed term dates, they can develop term dates relevant to their own circumstances. Each non-government school's term dates will therefore tend to differ in some ways from government schools and from each other. Non-government schools may differ in the public holidays they observe and many do not grant student-free days, enabling students to have an extra week of holidays in the term breaks instead. Check with your child's school for details.

2023 New South Wales School Term Dates


Term dates 2023


Term 1

27 January (Eastern Division) and 3 February (Western Division) — 6 April

10 April — 21 April

Term 2

24 April — 30 June

3 July — 14 July

Term 3

17 July — 22 September

25 September — 6 October

Term 4

9 October — 19 December

20 December — 29 January 2024 (Eastern Division) and 5 February 2024 (Western Division)


2024 New South Wales School Term Dates


Term dates 2024


Term 1

30 January (Eastern Division) and 6 February (Western Division) — 12 April

13 April — 28 April

Term 2

29 April — 5 July

6 July — 21 July

Term 3

22 July — 27 September

28 September — 13 October

Term 4

14 October — 20 December

21 December — 30 January 2025 (Eastern Division) and 6 February 2025 (Western Division)


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