Summer School Holidays

On this page an overview of the Australian summer school holidays by state for the coming years. The summer school holidays are in the period December - January. These are the longest Australian school holidays. During the summer holidays it's extremely hot in most parts of Australia. It is the busiest period at tourism destinations.

2018 Summer Holidays

Below all summer school holidays 2018, by state.

Summer School Holidays 2018 - All dates subject to errors and changes
Summer School HolidaysStart DateEnd DateWeek
Northern Territory (NT) Friday 14-12-2018 Monday 28-01-2019 51-4
REMARK: Applies to urban schools
Western Australia (WA) Friday 14-12-2018 Tuesday 01-02-2019 51-4
Northern Territory (NT) Monday 17-12-2018 Tuesday 29-01-2019 51-4
REMARK: Applies to remote schools
Queensland (QLD) Monday 17-12-2018 Monday 28-01-2019 51-4
REMARK: Year 10 & 11 ends: Friday 30 November.
Year 12 ends: Friday 16 November.
South Australia (SA) Monday 17-12-2018 Monday 28-01-2019 51-4
Tasmania (TAS) Monday 17-12-2018 Tuesday 05-02-2019 52-5
REMARK: Refer to individual college for student finish date.
Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Monday 24-12-2018 Monday 03-02-2019 52-5
REMARK: New students start school on the Monday of Term 1, with all continuing students returning on Tuesday.
New South Wales (NSW) Monday 24-12-2018 Tuesday 29-01-2019 51-4
REMARK: Eastern division
New South Wales (NSW) Monday 24-12-2018 Tuesday 05-02-2019 51-5
REMARK: Western division
Victoria (VIC) Monday 24-12-2018 Monday 28-01-2019 51-4

2019 Summer Holidays

Below all summer school holidays 2019, by state.

Summer School Holidays 2019 - All dates subject to errors and changes
Summer School HolidaysStart DateEnd DateWeek
Northern Territory (NT) Friday 13-12-2019 Friday 24-01-2020 51-4
REMARK: Applies to urban schools
Queensland (QLD) Monday 16-12-2019 Monday 27-01-2020 51-4
REMARK: Year 10 & 11 ends: Friday 29 November.
Year 12 ends: Friday 15 November.
Prep to Year 9 and Special schools: Friday 13 December
Northern Territory (NT) Monday 16-12-2019 Friday 24-01-2020 51-4
REMARK: Applies to remote schools
South Australia (SA) Monday 16-12-2019 Monday 27-01-2020 51-4
Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Friday 20-12-2019 Friday 31-01-2020 52-5
REMARK: New students start school on the Monday of Term 1, with all continuing students returning on Tuesday.
Western Australia (WA) Friday 20-12-2019 Sunday 02-02-2020 52-5
Tasmania (TAS) Friday 20-12-2019 Tuesday 04-02-2020 52-5
REMARK: Refer to individual college for student finish date.
New South Wales (NSW) Monday 23-12-2019 Monday 27-01-2020 51-4
REMARK: Eastern division
New South Wales (NSW) Monday 23-12-2019 Monday 03-02-2020 51-5
REMARK: Western division
Victoria (VIC) Monday 23-12-2019 Tuesday 28-01-2020 51-4

2020 Summer Holidays

Below all summer school holidays 2020, by state. At this moment Northern Territory has not yet published the dates for the summer holidays in 2020. We will publish them as soon as possible.

Summer School Holidays 2020 - All dates subject to errors and changes
Summer School HolidaysStart DateEnd DateWeek
Queensland (QLD) Monday 14-12-2020 Monday 25-01-2021 51-3
REMARK: Year 10 & 11 ends: Friday 27 November.
Year 12 ends: Friday 20 November.
Prep to Year 9 and Special schools: Friday 11 December
South Australia (SA) Monday 14-12-2020 Friday 29-01-2021 52-4
Western Australia (WA) Friday 18-12-2020 Sunday 31-01-2021 52-4
Tasmania (TAS) Friday 18-12-2020 Tuesday 02-02-2021 52-4
REMARK: Refer to individual college for student finish date.
Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Monday 21-12-2020 Friday 29-01-2021 52-4
REMARK: New students start school on the Monday of Term 1, with all continuing students returning on Tuesday.
New South Wales (NSW) Monday 21-12-2020 Tuesday 26-01-2021 51-4
REMARK: Eastern division
New South Wales (NSW) Monday 21-12-2020 Tuesday 02-02-2021 51-4
REMARK: Western division
Victoria (VIC) Monday 21-12-2020 Wednesday 27-01-2021 51-4
REMARK: Week 4 partially.