NSW school holidays

nsw public holidays and school holidays

New South Wales / NSW School Holidays 2021 to 2022

Term2021
Term 1Wednesday 27 Jan/3 Feb* to Thursday 1 April
Term 2Monday 19 April to Friday 25 June
Term 3Monday 12 July to Friday 17 September
Term 4Tuesday 5 October to Friday 17 December
Term2022
Term 1Friday 28 Jan/4 Feb* to Friday 8 April
Term 2Tuesday 26 April to Friday 1 July
Term 3Monday 18 July to Friday 23 September
Term 4Monday 10 October to Tuesday 20 December

*Eastern Division/Western Division schools

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School Development Days

On the following days, students do not attend school.

  • Eastern division – 28 January, 31 January 2022
  • Western division – 3 February, 4 February 2022
  • All schools – 26 April, 18 July, 20 December 2022
  • Eastern division – 27 January, 28 January 2021
  • Western division – 3 February, 4 February 2021
  • All schools – 19 April, 12 July, 17 December 2021
  • Eastern division – 28 January 2020
  • Western division – 4 February 2020
  • All schools – 27 April, 28 April, 20 July, 17 December, 18 December 2020

Official Information

Education New South Wales sets school holidays dates and policies. You can visit their website here.

Other Information

Western Division schools start the school year a week later than their counterparts. These are known as “late start schools”, and are located in the far western region of NSW.

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Previous New South Wales / NSW School Holidays and Term Dates

Term2020
Term 1Tuesday 28 Jan/4 Feb* to Thursday 9 April
Term 2Monday 27 April to Friday 3 July
Term 3Monday 20 July to Friday 25 September
Term 4Monday 12 October to Friday 18 December

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

NSW Public Holidays

NSW public holidays for 2020 – 2022 are listed here.