Back to school dates 2021

School term dates have been compiled from information obtained from state and territory government departments and are subject to change without notice.

Independent and Catholic schools base their holidays on the state school dates but these can vary from school to school. Check with your school for details, including pupil-free days.

On this page:

Australian Capital Territory

Term 1: Monday 1 February 2021 – Thursday 1 April 2021 (New students start Mon 1 Feb. Continuing students return Tue 2 Feb)

Term 2: Monday 19 April 2021 – Friday 25 June 2021

Term 3: Monday 12 July 2021 – Friday 17 September 2021

Term 4: Monday 5 October 2021 – Friday 17 December 2021

For further information, please visit the ACT Government Education Directorate website.

New South Wales

Term 1: (Eastern division): Wednesday 27 January 2021 — Thursday 1 April 2021

Term 1: (Western division): Wednesday 3 February 2021 — Thursday 1 April 2021

Term 2: Monday 19 April 2021 – Friday 25 June 2021

Term 3: Monday 12 July 2021 – Friday 17 September 2021

Term 4: Tuesday 5 October 2021 – Friday 17 December 2021

For further information, please visit NSW Department of Education website.

South Australia

Term 1: Wednesday 27 January 2021 – Friday 9 Apr 2021

Term 2: Tuesday 27 April 2021 – Friday 2 July 2021

Term 3: Monday 19 July 2021 – Friday 24 September 2021

Term 4: Monday 11 October 2021 – Friday 10 December 2021

For further information, please visit the SA Government Department for Education website.

Queensland

Term 1: Wednesday 27 January 2021 – Thursday 1 April 2021

Term 2: Monday 19 April 2021 – Friday 25 June 2021

Term 3: Monday 12 July 2021 – Friday 17 September 2021

Term 4: Tuesday 5 October 2021 – Friday 10 December 2021 (Year 12 - 19 November 2021; Year 10 and 11 - 26 November 2021)

For further information, please visit the QLD Government Department of Education website.

Northern Territory

Term 1: Monday 1 February 2021 – Friday 9 April 2021 (urban schools), Tuesday 2 February 2021 – Friday 9 April 2021 (remote schools - excluding Gunbalanya School) 

Term 2: Monday 19 April 2021 – Friday 25 June 2021

Term 3: Tuesday 20 July 2021 – Friday 24 September 2021

Term 4: Monday 11 October 2021 – Thursday 16 December 2021 (urban schools), Monday 11 October 2021 – Friday 17 December 2021 (remote schools)

For further information, please visit the NT Government Department of Education website.

Western Australia

Term 1: Monday 1 February 2021 – Thursday 1 April 2021

Term 2: Monday 19 April 2021 – Friday 2 July 2021

Term 3: Monday 19 July 2021 – Friday 24 September 2021

Term 4: Monday 11 October 2021 – Thursday 16 December 2021

For further information, please visit the WA Government Department of Education website.

Victoria

Term 1: Wednesday 27 January 2021 – Thursday 1 April 2021 (first day of Term 1 is a student-free day)

Term 2: Monday 19 April 2021 – Friday 26 June 2021

Term 3: Monday 12 July 2021 – Friday 178 September 2021

Term 4: Monday 4 October 2021 – Friday 17 December 2021

For further information, please visit the VIC Government Department of Education and Training website.

Tasmania

Term 1: Wednesday 3 February 2021 – Wednesday 31 March 2021 (Colleges finish Thursday 1 April 2021)

Term 2: Wednesday 21 April 2021 – Friday 2 July 2021

Term 3: Tuesday 20 July 2021 – Friday 24 September 2021 (Colleges start on Monday 19 July 2021)

Term 4: Monday 11 October 2021 – Thursday 16 December 2021 (Check with your college to confirm finish date.)

For further information, please visit the TAS Government Department of Education website.