School Holidays Australia

School holidays & term dates 2020

School holidays & term dates 2019

Find out about the 2019 term dates for Australia's state and territory government schools.

1. Choose Your State

There are 4 school holidays in the calendar year. Schools have around 12 weeks of holiday each year, but this does vary by area and school.

4 School holidays

12 Weeks school holidays

Each school term has around 10 to 11 weeks.

How to make holiday transition to the new school term easier?

Routines are important for children. Getting back into the learning routine after the school holidays can be hard, so school holiday tutoring may make the transition to the new school term an easy one.

Our School Holidays Australia Guide


If using one word to sum up being a parent, we would say it’s planning. It’s parent's essential part of life. Knowing when thinking about the school holidays and what are the school holidays this year?

Whether you're wanting to go for a long weekend away or a beach holiday for the summer, it takes some planning. Our goal is to help give you a helping hand in the planning.  

Lets take a look at all of the days that you need to save and bookmark in your diary for 2019 for the school holidays. You should always confirm with schools directly about specific dates, including pupil-free days.

Every effort is made to ensure that these dates are accurate. Although there are occasions when circumstances beyond our control may result in changes.

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Click the links below to view the school holidays and term dates in your state.


Private and Catholic Schools dates generally differ slightly from state run public schools. You should always check with your local school for the dates specific to you.