Australian School Calendar

The school year in Australia goes from late January until mid-December. It is divided into two half-year periods (semesters) with two terms each, the so-called High School Terms. Each term is approximately 10 weeks in duration. At the end of each term there are school holidays.

The school calendar below applies for state schools and may vary slightly for private schools. Students can only join at the start of a term. In exceptional cases, we can accept applications as close as six weeks before the start of a term.

School days are from Monday to Friday, usually from 9 am until 3 pm. Again, these times may vary at private schools.

All details may vary without notice
QueenslandTerm 1Term 2Term 3Term 4
201723.01. – 31.03.18.04. – 23.06.10.07. – 15.09.03.10. – 08.12. *
201822.01. – 29.03.16.04. – 29.06.16.07. – 21.09.08.10. – 14.12. *
South Australia
201730.01. – 13.04.01.05. – 07.07.24.07. – 29.09.16.10. – 15.12. *
201829.01. – 13.04.30.04. – 06.07.23.07. – 28.09.15.10. – 14.12. *
New South Wales
201730.01. – 07.04.26.04. – 30.06.18.07. – 22.09.09.10. – 15.12. *
201830.01. – 13.04.01.05. – 06.07.24.07. – 28.09.15.10. – 19.12. *
Victoria
201730.01. – 31.03.18.04. – 30.06.17.07. – 22.09.09.10. – 22.12. *
201829.01. – 29.03.16.04. – 29.06.16.07. – 21.09.08.10. – 21.12. *
Tasmania
201708.02. – 13.04.01.05. – 07.07.24.07. – 29.09.16.10. – 21.12. *
201805.02. – 13.04.30.04. – 06.07.23.07. – 28.09.15.10. – 20.12. *
Western Australia
201701.02. – 07.04.24.04. – 30.06.17.07. – 22.09.09.10. – 14.12. *
201831.01. – 13.04.30.04. – 29.06.16.07. – 21.09.08.10. – 13.12. *

* For Year 10 – 12, term 4 finishes 4 weeks earlier due to final examinations.

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