Information about working in or operating early childhood education services including outside school hours care. Plus, information for parents and carers on the importance of early childhood education, choosing a service and transition to school.
Information about NSW public education, including the school finder, high school enrolment, school safety, selective schools and opportunity classes.
NSW Department of Education's information on curriculum taught in NSW schools, Aboriginal education and communities & personalised support.
The Wellbeing Framework supports schools to create learning environments that enable students to be healthy, happy, engaged and successful.
Information for parents and carers including learning and wellbeing resources, advice, study skills, a quick guide glossary, homework help, learning from home tools, support for additional needs and more.
The NSW Department of Education is committed to employing the best and brightest teachers who can teach and make a difference in NSW public schools.
Eastern division – Friday 28 January - Friday 8 April 2022
Western division – Friday 4 February - Friday 8 April 2022
Monday 11 April - Friday 22 April
Tuesday 26 April - Friday 1 July
Monday 4 July - Friday 15 July
Monday 18 July - Friday 23 September
Monday 26 September - Friday 7 October
Monday 10 October - Tuesday 20 December
Eastern division – Friday 27 January - Thursday 6 April 2023
Western division – Friday 3 February - Thursday 6 April 2023
Monday 10 April - Friday 21 April
Monday 24 April - Friday 30 June
Monday 3 July - Friday 14 July
Monday 17 July - Friday 22 September
Monday 25 September - Friday 6 October
Tuesday 9 October - Friday 19 December
Eastern division – Wednesday 20 December - Monday 29 January 2024
Western division – Wednesday 20 December - Monday 5 February 2024
*Check with your local school as some dates may change. Note: School speed zones apply on all school days, including school development days.
School development days are used by schools to improve the professional skills of staff and school leaders.
Schools in the Western division, also known as 'late start schools', receive additional vacation days at the start of each school year.
Key dates for the selective high school and opportunity class placement test, including application, entry offers and more.
Key dates for HSC 2021 from the NSW Education Standards Authority.
Key dates for NAPLAN, HSC, VALID and opportunity class and selective school placement.
Key dates for schools to register for the Validation of Assessment for Learning and Individual Development (VALID) science assessments.
Access NSW school term dates and school holidays from 2016 to 2025.
The Commonwealth education department has 2020 school term and vacation dates for other states in Australia.