School term dates 2015

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: Monday 2 February to Friday 10 April
  • Term 2: Monday 27 April to Friday 3 July
  • Term 3: Monday 20 July to Friday 25 September
  • Term 4: Monday 12 October to Friday 18 December

Note: Staff commence: Friday 30 January - New students commence: Monday 2 February
Classes for all students commence: Tuesday 3 February.

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

New South Wales Students

  • Term 1: (Eastern division) - Wednesday 28 January - Thursday 2 April, (Western division) - Wednesday 4 February - Thursday 2 April
  • Term 2: (Eastern and Western division) - Tuesday 21 April - Friday 26 June
  • Term 3: (Eastern and Western division) - Tuesday 14 July - Friday 18 September
  • Term 4: (Eastern and Western division) - Tuesday 6 October - Wednesday 16  December

New South Wales Teachers

  • Term 1: (Eastern division) - Tuesday 27 January - Thursday 2 April, (Western division) - Tuesday 3 February - Thursday 2 April
  • Term 2: (Eastern and Western division) - Monday 20 April - Friday 26 June
  • Term 3: (Eastern and Western division) - Monday 13 July - Friday 18 September
  • Term 4: (Eastern and Western division) - Tuesday 6 October - Friday 18 December

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.

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

South Australia

  • Term 1: Tuesday 27 January - Friday 10 April
  • Term 2: Monday 27 April - Friday 3 July
  • Term 3: Monday 20 July - Friday 25 September
  • Term 4: Monday 12 October - Friday 11 December

For further information, please visit the SA Department for Education, skills and learning website.

Queensland

  • Term 1: Tuesday 27 January - Thursday 2 April
  • Term 2: Tuesday 20 April - Friday 26 June
  • Term 3: Monday 13 July - Friday 18 September
  • Term 4: Tuesday 6 October - Friday 11 December

Note: Student Free Days for 2015: Thursday 22 January, Friday 23 January, Monday 19 October.

Year 10 and 12 finishing dates for 2015

  • Year 12 - Friday 20 November
  • Year 10 and 11 - Friday 27 November

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

Northern Territory

  • Term 1: (urban schools only) Friday 23 January - Thursday 2 April, (remote schools only) Tuesday 27 January - Thursday 2 April 
  • Term 2: Monday 13 April - Friday 19 June
  • Term 3: Monday 20 July - Friday 25 September
  • Term 4: (urban schools only) Monday 5 October - Thursday 10 December, (remote schools only) Monday 5 October - Friday 11 December

Note:   Term 1: (urban schools only) Students commence Tuesday 27 January  (remote schools only) Students commence Wednesday 28 January.

Term 3 – Students resume Tuesday 21 July

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

Western Australia

  • Term 1: Monday 2 February - Thursday 2 April
  • Term 2: Monday 20 April - Friday 3 July
  • Term 3: Monday 20 July - Friday 25 September
  • Term 4: Monday 12 October - Thursday 17 December

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

Western Australia Teachers

  • Term 1: Thursday 29 January - Thursday 2 April
  • Term 2: Friday 20 April - Friday 3 July
  • Term 3: Monday 20 July - Friday 25 September
  • Term 4: Monday 12 October - Friday 18 December

Victoria

  • Term 1: (teachers commence) Wednesday 28 January, (students commence) Thursday 29 January - Friday 27 March
  • Term 2: Monday 13 April - Friday 26 June
  • Term 3: Monday 13 July - Friday 18 September
  • Term 4: Monday 5 October - Friday 18 December

Note: The first day of Term 1 is a student-free day in all government schools to allow for appropriate planning to take place for the arrival of students.

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

Tasmania

  • Term 1: (students commence) Wednesday 4 February - Wednesday 1 April (teachers commence) Monday 2 February (teachers finish) Thursday 2 April
  • Term 2: Monday 20 April - Friday 3 July
  • Term 3: (students commence) Tuesday 21 July, (teachers commence) Monday 20 July - Friday 25 September
  • Term 4: (students and teachers commence) Monday 12 October - (students finish) Thursday, 17 December (teachers finish) Friday 18 December

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