School term dates 2014

School term dates have been compiled from information obtained from state and territory government departments and are subject to change without notice. Contact individual state and territory government departments to ensure the accuracy of the information.

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Independent and Catholic schools base their holidays on the state school dates but these can vary from school to school - check with your independent or Catholic school for details.

Australian Capital Territory

  • Term 1: Friday 31 January to Friday 11 April
  • Term 2: Monday 28 April to Friday 4 July
  • Term 3: Monday 21 July to Friday 26 September
  • Term 4: Monday 13 October to Wednesday 17 December

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

Note: Staff commence: Friday 31 January – New students commence: Monday 3 February – Classes for all students commence: Tuesday 4 February

New South Wales Students

  • Term 1: (Eastern division) - Wednesday 29 January - Friday 11 April (Western division) - Wednesday 5 February - Friday 11 April
  • Term 2: (Eastern and Western division) - Tuesday 29 April - Friday 27 June
  • Term 3: (Eastern and Western division) – Tuesday 15 July - Friday 19 September
  • Term 4: (Eastern and Western division) - Tuesday 7 October - Wednesday 17  December

New South Wales Teachers

  • Term 1: (Eastern division) - Tuesday 28 January - Friday 11 April, (Western division) - Tuesday 4 February - Friday 11 April
  • Term 2: (Eastern and Western division) - Monday 28 April - Friday 27 June
  • Term 3: (Eastern and Western division) - Monday 14 July - Friday 19 September
  • Term 4: (Eastern and Western division) - Tuesday 7 October - Friday 19 December

For further information, please visit the NSW Public Schools website.

Note: School Development Days: First day of Term 1, First Day of Term 2, First Day of Term 3, Last two Days of Term 4. Check with your school, as schools may vary some of these dates.

Queensland

  • Term 1: Tuesday 28 January - Friday 4 April
  • Term 2: Tuesday 22 April - Friday 27 June
  • Term 3: Monday 14 July - Friday 19 September
  • Term 4: Tuesday 7 October - Friday 12 December

For further information, please visit the QLD Department of Education, Training and Employment website.

Note: Student Free Days for 2014: Thursday 23 January, Friday 24 January, Monday 20 October

Northern Territory

  • Term 1: Friday 24 January – Friday 4 April (for urban schools only) Tuesday 28 January – Friday 4 April (for remote schools only)
  • Term 2:  Monday 14 April – Friday 20 June
  • Term 3: Monday 21 July – Friday 26 September
  • Term 4: Monday 6 October – Thursday 11 December (for urban schools only) Monday 6 October – Friday 12 December (for remote schools only)

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

Note: Term 1 – Students resume Tuesday 28 January (for urban schools only), Students resume Wednesday 29 January (for remote schools only), Term 3 – Students resume Tuesday 22 July

Western Australia

  • Term 1: Monday 3 February - Friday 11 April
  • Term 2: Monday 28 April – Friday 4 July
  • Term 3: Monday 21 July - Friday 26 September
  • Term 4: Monday 13 October - Thursday 18 December

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

South Australia

  • Term 1: Tuesday 28 January – Friday 11 April
  • Term 2: Monday 28 April – Friday 4 July
  • Term 3: Monday 21 July – Friday 26 September
  • Term 4: Monday 13 October – Friday 12 December

For further information, please visit the SA Department for Education and Child Development website.

Victoria

  • Term 1: Tuesday 28 January (school teachers start) –  Friday 4 April
  • Term 2: Tuesday 22 April - Friday 27 June
  • Term 3: Monday 14 July - Friday 19 September
  • Term 4: Monday 6 October - Friday 19 December

For further information, please visit the VIC Department of Education and Early Childhood Development website.

Note: The first day of Term 1 is a student-free day

Tasmania

  • Term 1: Wednesday 5 February (students commence) - Thursday 17 April​
  • Term 2: Monday 5 May - Friday 4 July​
  • Term 3: Monday 21 July​ ​- Friday 26 September​
  • Term 4: Monday 13 October​ - Thursday 18 December (students finish)

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

Note: Monday 3 February (teachers commence) Friday 19 December (teachers finish)