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QLD School Holidays 2023

QLD School Holidays in 2023

Get ready to plan your 2023 vacations with QLD School Holidays! From local events to family-oriented activities, there’s plenty of exciting and memorable things to do this year. Check out our comprehensive list for dates, events, and activities that you must take advantage of during the school holidays.

Check the key dates below to find out when does school start and finish for each school terms in QLD in 2023.

What dates are QLD School Holidays in 2023

School HolidaysStartsFinishes
First Day of School23 Jan 2023
Term 1 Holidays (Autumn)1 Apr 2023
16 Apr 2023
Term 2 Holidays (Winter)24 Jun 2023
9 Jul 2023
Term 3 Holidays (Spring)16 Sep 2023
2 Oct 2023
Term 4 Holidays (Summer)9 Dec 2023
21 Jan 2024

Note that the dates below represent official term dates however you should always check with your local school for the dates specific to you.

Key Events and Festivals in Brisbane you don’t want to miss

Event NameDateDescription
Royal Queensland Show (Ekka)12 – 20 August 2023
The Ekka is a celebration of all things Queensland, offering a truly immersive experience for visitors of all ages. With over 21,000 competition entries spanning everything from woodchop to giant vegetables, and 10,000 animals including beef cattle, cats and dogs, the Ekka truly has something for everyone.
Brisbane Festival1—23 September 2023 Brisbane Festival is a highly anticipated event that redefines what an International Arts Festival can be. Set amidst iconic landmarks and the river, captivating performances and installations from around the world enliven audiences. The curated program transports them beyond the everyday, while collaborations and presentations celebrate Brisbane’s boundless ambition.
Gold Coast Show1st – 3rd September 2023The Gold Coast Show brings together a range of events loved by all ages. Get ready to be amazed by fireworks, animal nursery, wood chop competition, equestrian events, side show alley and much more. The show is a feast for the senses with visual arts and home crafts displays, stage shows, and roving entertainment. Each year there is a free entertainment package, and you never know what exciting things will be added.
Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers1 – 30 September 2023Toowoomba holds a ten-day festival with a parade, live music, food and wine events and more. The city’s parks and gardens are the main attraction with stunning floral displays in full bloom during spring. There are plenty of family-friendly activities like the Children’s Flower Parade where kids dress up and march through the streets with their own flower arrangements.

Public Holidays in QLD in 2023

1 JanSunNew Year’s Day
2 JanMonNew Year Holiday
26 JanThuAustralia Day
7 AprFriGood Friday
8 AprSatDay following Good Friday
9 AprSunEaster Sunday
10 AprMonEaster Monday
25 AprTueAnzac Day
1 MayMonLabour Day
16 AugWedEkka Wednesday *
2 OctMonQueen’s Birthday
24 DecSunChristmas Eve *
25 DecMonChristmas Day
26 DecTueBoxing Day

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Term One Tips

This is a very important term as this is when the children start school. Yes it’s time for your munchkins to get of bed and get motivated and go to that place they call school. This is probably the busiest school term of the year.

– So normally in the January school holidays it’s time to get ready for school.

– Yes, all the school supplies have to be bought.

– Normally schools will send out a list of what parents need to get. It’s always best to be prepared for that first day of term one to make it less stressful.

– Also in the January school holidays falls Australia Day so if your planning a barbeque with friends it’s best to organise it a couple of weeks beforehand.I heard that pouring beer on sausages gives them more flavour!

– There’s also plenty of festivals to go to as well if you feel like venturing out.

– Make sure you take a hat and sunscreen as you don’t want to come back as red as a tomato!

– If you want to plan an Easter get away now is the time to do it as well as a lot of stuff gets booked out in advance for the Easter long weekend.

Term Two Tips

In the April school holidays a lot of councils and a lot of different places have school holiday activities. Some are free and some are paid.

– There are really some great programs that the Museums and Galleries do for children.

– A lot of shopping centres also do activities for children as well.

– April is also the time for Easter! Chocolate time! But we can’t forget the religious significance of Easter as well when Jesus died on the cross.

– If you are planning to spend Easter with family make sure you plan it well beforehand otherwise there are bound to be disagreements in plans.

– We also can’t forget another really important date in April and that’s Anzac Day. Lest We Forget.

– There are plenty of children’s activities to do on Anzac Day and you could even take them to an Anzac Day March if there is one on.

Term Three Tips

In the June and July school holidays it is normally very cold so movies in bed with a cup of hot cocoa would be nice to warm you up.

– Even checking out the snow would be great as it’s snow time in Victoria in these months. Do you want to build a snowman?

– Also this is the time to book your Christmas holiday. Six months in advance would probably be the best as again a lot of stuff gets booked out well in advance.

– So many places to go. Do you want to stay in Queensland or travel interstate or travel overseas? So many decisions.

– Again there would be heaps of school holiday activities in Winter to do. There would be Winter festivals to go to.

– If you are planning to do a big Christmas as well, it would be best to start planning Christmas at this time as well to make it stress free.

Term Four Tips

Again like Term one this is also a big term when everything is getting finished off for the school year.

– You can start finalising Christmas plans in the September and October school holidays.

– Also planning for New Year’s Eve is another big one. Some people have a quiet New Year’s Eve and some people like a big one.

– There are plenty of children’s festivals that do activities on New Years Eve.

– Camping is another great activity to do at this time of year because it’s not too hot or cold.

– I think it’s also great to include the children if they are old enough to plan school holidays. It teaches them planning skills and how to organise things.

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