Calendars

Find past, present and future NSW public school term and vacation dates, our printable calendar and term planner plus test and exam dates.

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2020 NSW term and vacation dates*

  • Term 1 (Eastern division) – Tuesday 28 January to Thursday 9 April
  • Term 1 (Western division) – Tuesday 4 February to Thursday 9 April
  • Autumn vacation – Monday 13 April to Friday 24 April
  • Term 2 – Monday 27 April to Friday 3 July
  • Winter vacation – Monday 6 July to Friday 17 July
  • Term 3 – Monday 20 July to Friday 25 September
  • Spring vacation – Monday 28 September to Friday 9 October
  • Term 4 – Monday 12 October to Friday 18 December
  • Summer vacation (Eastern division) – Monday 21 December to Tuesday 26 January 2021
  • Summer vacation (Western division) – Monday 21 December to Tuesday 2 February 2021.

2021 NSW term and vacation dates*

  • Term 1 (Eastern division) – Wednesday 27 January to Thursday 1 April
  • Term 1 (Western division) – Wednesday 3 February to Thursday 1 April
  • Autumn vacation – Monday 5 April to Friday 16 April
  • Term 2 – Monday 19 April to Friday 25 June
  • Winter vacation – Monday 28 June to Friday 9 July
  • Term 3 – Monday 12 July to Friday 17 September
  • Spring vacation – Monday 20 September to Friday 1 October
  • Term 4 – Tuesday 5 October to Friday 17 December
  • Summer vacation (Eastern division) – Monday 20 December to Thursday 27 January 2022
  • Summer vacation (Western division) – Monday 20 December to Thursday 3 February 2022

School development days*

Term dates include school development days at the start of Terms 1, 2 and 3, and the last 2 days of the school year in NSW public schools.

2020 school development days

  • Eastern division – 28 January 2020
  • Western division – 4 February 2020
  • All schools – 27 April, 28 April, 20 July, 17 December, 18 December 2020

From 2021, school development days will occur on the first 2 days of Term 1, the first day of Terms 2 and 3 and the last day of the school year.

2021 school development days

  • Eastern division – 27 January, 28 January 2021
  • Western division – 3 February, 4 February 2021
  • All schools – 19 April, 12 July, 17 December 2021

*Check with your local school as some dates may change. Note: School speed zones apply on all school days, including school development days.

Calendar and planner

The following downloads will help you plan your year.

Western division

Schools in the Western division, also known as Late start schools, are located in the far western region of NSW.

Schools in Western Sydney are not considered Western division schools.

Test and exam dates

  • Selective high school placement test – Thursday 12 March 2020
  • NAPLAN paper test – cancelled – Tuesday 12 May to Thursday 14 May 2020
  • NAPLAN online test window – cancelled – Tuesday 12 May to Friday 22 May 2020
  • Opportunity class placement test – Wednesday 18 November 2020
  • VALID Science and Technology 6 and VALID Science 10 – Monday 31 August to Friday 11 September 2020
  • VALID Science 8 – Monday 26 October to Friday 6 November 2020
  • HSC written examinations – Tuesday 20 October to Wednesday 11 November 2020

NAPLAN tests are held in the second full week of May each year. For specific dates and further information, visit National Assessment Program – key dates.

Tests are held for selective high school and opportunity class placement each year. Visit Selective high schools and opportunity classes for details.

NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) is responsible for the HSC. To learn more, visit NESA – HSC key dates.

Register your school for VALID or find out more about the tests and marking key dates.

Other term dates

  • Term 1 (Eastern) – Wednesday 27 January to Thursday 1 April
  • Term 1 (Western) – Wednesday 3 February to Thursday 1 April
  • Autumn vacation – Monday 5 April to Friday 16 April
  • Term 2 – Monday 19 April to Friday 25 June
  • Winter vacation – Monday  28 June to Friday 9 July
  • Term 3 – Monday 12 July to Friday 17 September
  • Spring vacation – Monday 20 September to Friday 1 October
  • Term 4 – Tuesday 5 October to Friday 17 December
  • Summer vacation (Eastern) – Monday 20 December to Thursday 27 January 2022
  • Summer vacation (Western) – Monday 20 December to Thursday 3 February 2022

  • Term 1 (Eastern) – Friday 28 January to Friday 8 April
  • Term 1 (Western) – Friday 4 February to Friday 8 April
  • Autumn vacation – Monday 11 April to Friday 22 April
  • Term 2 – Tuesday 26 April to Friday 1 July
  • Winter vacation – Monday 4 July to Friday 15 July
  • Term 3 – Monday 18 July to Friday 23 September
  • Spring vacation – Monday 26 September to Friday 7 October
  • Term 4 – Monday 10 October to Tuesday 20 December
  • Summer vacation (Eastern) – Wednesday 21 December to Thursday 26 January 2023
  • Summer vacation (Western) – Wednesday 21 December to Thursday 2 February 2023

  • Term 1 (Eastern) – Friday 27 January to Thursday 6 April
  • Term 1 (Western) – Friday 3 February to Thursday 6 April
  • Autumn vacation – Monday 10 April to Friday 21 April
  • Term 2 – Monday 24 April to Friday 30 June
  • Winter vacation – Monday 3 July to Friday 14 July
  • Term 3 – Monday 17 July to Friday 22 September
  • Spring vacation – Monday 25 September to Friday 6 October
  • Term 4 – Monday 9 October to Tuesday 19 December
  • Summer vacation (Eastern) – Wednesday 20 December to Monday 29 January 2024
  • Summer vacation (Western) – Wednesday 20 December to Monday 5 February 2024

  • Term 1 (Eastern) – Tuesday 30 January to Friday 12 April
  • Term 1 (Western) – Tuesday 6 February to Friday 12 April
  • Autumn vacation – Monday 15 April to Friday 26 April
  • Term 2 – Monday 29 April to Friday 5 July
  • Winter vacation – Monday 8 July to Friday 19 July
  • Term 3 – Monday 22 July to Friday 27 September
  • Spring vacation – Monday 30 September to Friday 11 October
  • Term 4 – Monday 14 October to Friday 20 December
  • Summer vacation (Eastern) – Monday 23 December to Thursday 30 January 2025
  • Summer vacation (Western) – Monday 23 December to Thursday 6 February 2025

  • Term 1 (Eastern) – Friday 31 January to Friday 11 April
  • Term 1 (Western) – Friday 7 February to Friday 11 April
  • Autumn vacation – Monday 14 April to Thursday 24 April
  • Term 2 – Monday 28 April to Friday 4 July
  • Winter vacation – Monday 7 July to Friday 18 July
  • Term 3 – Monday 21 July to Friday 26 September
  • Spring vacation – Monday 29 September to Friday 10 October
  • Term 4 – Monday 13 October to Friday 19 December
  • Summer vacation (Eastern) – Monday 22 December to Monday 26 January 2026
  • Summer vacation (Western) – Monday 22 December to Monday 2 February 2026

2020 NSW term and vacation dates

  • Term 1 (Eastern) – Tuesday 28 January to Thursday 9 April
  • Term 1 (Western) – Tuesday 4 February to Thursday 9 April
  • Autumn vacation – Monday 13 April to Friday 24 April
  • Term 2 – Monday 27 April to Friday 3 July
  • Winter vacation – Monday 6 July to Friday 17 July
  • Term 3 – Monday 20 July to Friday 25 September
  • Spring vacation – Monday 28 September to Friday 9 October
  • Term 4 – Monday 12 October to Friday 18 December
  • Summer vacation (Eastern) – Monday 21 December to Tuesday 26 January 2021
  • Summer vacation (Western) – Monday 21 December to Tuesday 2 February 2021

2019 NSW term and vacation dates

  • Term 1 (Eastern division) – Tuesday 29 January to Friday 12 April
  • Term 1 (Western division) – Tuesday 5 February to Friday 12 April
  • Autumn vacation – Monday 15 April to Friday 26 April
  • Term 2 – Monday 29 April to Friday 5 July
  • Winter vacation – Monday 8 July to Friday 19 July
  • Term 3 – Monday 22 July to Friday 27 September
  • Spring vacation – Monday 30 September to Friday 11 October
  • Term 4 – Monday 14 October to Friday 20 December
  • Summer vacation (Eastern division) – Monday 23 December 2019 to Monday 27 January 2020
  • Summer vacation (Western division) – Monday 23 December 2019 to Monday 3 February 2020

2018 NSW term and vacation dates

  • Term 1 (Eastern) – Monday 29 January to Friday 13 April
  • Term 1 (Western) – Monday 5 February to Friday 13 April
  • Autumn vacation – Monday 16 April to Friday 27 April
  • Term 2 – Monday 30 April to Friday 6 July
  • Winter vacation – Monday 9 July to Friday 20 July
  • Term 3 – Monday 23 July to Friday 28 September
  • Spring vacation – Monday 1 October to Friday 12 October
  • Term 4 – Monday 15 October to Friday 21 December
  • Summer vacation (Eastern) – Monday 24 December to Monday 28 January 2019
  • Summer vacation (Western) – Monday 24 December to Monday 4 February 2019

2017 NSW term and vacation dates

  • Term 1 (Eastern) – Friday 27 January to Friday 7 April
  • Term 1 (Western) – Friday 3 February to Friday 7 April
  • Autumn vacation – Monday 10 April to Friday 21 April
  • Term 2 – Monday 24 April to Friday 30 June
  • Winter vacation – Monday 3 July to Friday 14 July
  • Term 3 – Monday 17 July to Friday 22 September
  • Spring vacation – Monday 25 September to Friday 6 October
  • Term 4 – Monday 9 October to Tuesday 19 December
  • Summer vacation (Eastern) – Wednesday 20 December to Friday 26 January 2018
  • Summer vacation (Western) – Wednesday 20 December to Friday 2 February 2018

2016 NSW term and vacation dates

  • Term 1 (Eastern) – Wednesday 27 January to Friday 8 April
  • Term 1 (Western) – Wednesday 3 February to Friday 8 April
  • Autumn vacation – Monday 11 April to Friday 22 April
  • Term 2 – Tuesday 26 April to Friday 1 July
  • Winter vacation – Monday 4 July to Friday 15 July
  • Term 3 – Monday 18 July to Friday 23 September
  • Spring vacation – Monday 26 September to Friday 7 October
  • Term 4 – Monday 10 October to Tuesday 20 December
  • Summer vacation (Eastern) – Wednesday 21 December to Thursday 26 January 2017
  • Summer vacation (Western) – Wednesday 21 December to Thursday 2 February 2017

Other states and territories

The Commonwealth education department has term dates for other states on their website.

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