School Holidays 2015 and 2016

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Introduction

The dates of school terms and holidays in Australia are determined by the respective education departments of each state and territory. And, while each jurisdiction follows the same four-term-per-year model, the start and end date of each term can vary by more than a week from state to state.

A very popular school holiday period of the year for travel is the autumn break, which is between Term 1 and Term 2 and usually coincides with Easter. Equally popular for travel is the Christmas school holiday break that generally runs for 5-6 weeks – the longest break in the school calendar.

Australian Capital Territory (ACT)

School HolidaysStartsFinishes
Year 2015
Autumn Holidays
(Term Break)
13 April 2015
(Monday)
24 April 2015
(Friday)
Winter Holidays
(Semester Break)
6 July 2015
(Monday)
17 July 2015
(Friday)
Spring Holidays
(Term Break)
28 September 2015
(Monday)
9 October 2015
(Friday)
Summer Holidays21 December 2015
(Monday)
29 January 2016
(Friday)
Year 2016
Autumn Holidays
(Term Break)
11 April 2016
(Monday)
25 April 2016
(Monday)
Winter Holidays
(Semester Break)
4 July 2016
(Monday)
15 July 2016
(Friday)
Spring Holidays
(Term Break)
26 September 2016
(Monday)
7 October 2016
(Friday)
Summer Holidays19 December 2016
(Monday)
30 January 2017
(Monday)

New South Wales (NSW)

School HolidaysStartsFinishes
Year 2015
Autumn Holidays
(Term Break)
3 April 2015
(Friday)
17 April 2015
(Friday)
Winter Holidays
(Semester Break)
29 June 2015
(Monday)
10 July 2015
(Friday)
Spring Holidays
(Term Break)
21 September 2015
(Monday)
5 October 2015
(Monday)
Summer Holidays21 December 2015
(Monday)
26 January 2016
(Tuesday)
Year 2016
Autumn Holidays
(Term Break)
11 April 2016
(Monday)
26 April 2016
(Tuesday)
Winter Holidays
(Semester Break)
4 July 2016
(Monday)
18 July 2016
(Monday)
Spring Holidays
(Term Break)
26 September 2016
(Monday)
7 October 2016
(Friday)
Summer Holidays19 December 2016
(Monday)
January 2017

Northern Territory (NT)

School HolidaysStartsFinishes
Year 2015
Autumn Holidays
(Term Break)
6 April 2015
(Monday)
10 April 2015
(Friday)
Winter Holidays
(Semester Break)
22 June 2015
(Monday)
17 July 2015
(Friday)
Spring Holidays
(Term Break)
28 September 2015
(Monday)
2 October 2015
(Friday)
Summer HolidaysUrban Schools
11 December 2015
(Friday)
Remote Schools
14 December 2015
(Monday)
Urban Schools
22 January 2016
(Friday)
Remote Schools
26 December 2016
(Tuesday)
Year 2016
Autumn Holidays
(Term Break)
4 April 2016
(Monday)
8 April 2016
(Friday)
Winter Holidays
(Semester Break)
27 June 2016
(Monday)
22 July 2016
(Friday)
Spring Holidays
(Term Break)
3 October 2016
(Monday)
7 October 2016
(Friday)
Summer HolidaysUrban Schools
16 December 2016
(Friday)
Remote Schools
19 December 2016
(Monday)
Urban Schools
30 January 2017
(Monday)
Remote Schools
31 January 2017
(Tuesday)

Queensland (QLD)

School HolidaysStartsFinishes
Year 2015
Autumn Holidays
(Term Break)
3 April 2015
(Friday)
17 April 2015
(Friday)
Winter Holidays
(Semester Break)
29 June 2015
(Monday)
10 July 2015
(Friday)
Spring Holidays
(Term Break)
21 September 2015
(Monday)
5 October 2015
(Monday)
Summer Holidays14 December 2015
(Monday) *
22 January 2016
(Friday)
Year 2016
Autumn Holidays
(Term Break)
25 March 2016
(Friday)
8 April 2016
(Friday)
Winter Holidays
(Semester Break)
27 June 2016
(Monday)
8 July 2016
(Friday)
Spring Holidays
(Term Break)
19 September 2016
(Monday)
3 October 2016
(Monday)
Summer Holidays12 December 2016
(Monday) **
20 January 2017
(Friday)

Note:
* Year 10 and 12 finishing dates for 2015:
– Year 12 – Friday 20 November
– Year 10 & 11 – Friday 27 November 2015
** Year 10 and 12 finishing dates for 2016:
– Year 12 – Friday 18 November
– Year 10 & 11 – Friday 25 November 2016

South Australia (SA)

School HolidaysStartsFinishes
Year 2015
Autumn Holidays
(Term Break)
13 April 2015
(Monday)
24 April 2015
(Friday)
Winter Holidays
(Semester Break)
6 July 2015
(Monday)
17 July 2015
(Friday)
Spring Holidays
(Term Break)
28 September 2015
(Monday)
9 October 2015
(Friday)
Summer Holidays14 December 2015
(Monday)
29 January 2016
(Friday)
Year 2016
Autumn Holidays
(Term Break)
18 April 2016
(Monday)
29 April 2016
(Friday)
Winter Holidays
(Semester Break)
11 July 2016
(Monday)
22 July 2016
(Friday)
Spring Holidays
(Term Break)
3 October 2016
(Monday)
14 October 2016
(Friday)
Summer Holidays19 December 2016
(Monday)
27 January 2017
(Friday)

Tasmania (TAS)

School HolidaysStartsFinishes
Year 2015
Autumn Holidays
(Term Break)
3 April 2015
(Friday)
17 April 2015
(Friday)
Winter Holidays
(Semester Break)
6 July 2015
(Monday)
17 July 2015
(Friday)
Spring Holidays
(Term Break)
28 September 2015
(Monday)
9 October 2015
(Friday)
Summer Holidays18 December 2015
(Friday)
January 2016
Year 2016
Autumn Holidays
(Term Break)
11 April 2016
(Friday)
25 April 2016
(Monday)
Winter Holidays
(Semester Break)
4 July 2016
(Monday)
15 July 2016
(Friday)
Spring Holidays
(Term Break)
26 September 2016
(Monday)
7 October 2016
(Friday)
Summer Holidays22 December 2016
(Thursday)
7 February 2017
(Tuesday)

Victoria (VIC)

School HolidaysStartsFinishes
Year 2015
Autumn Holidays
(Term Break)
30 March 2015
(Monday)
10 April 2015
(Friday)
Winter Holidays
(Semester Break)
29 June 2015
(Monday)
10 July 2015
(Friday)
Spring Holidays
(Term Break)
21 September 2015
(Monday)
2 October 2015
(Friday)
Summer Holidays21 December 2015
(Monday)
27 January 2016
(Wednesday)
Year 2016
Autumn Holidays
(Term Break)
25 March 2016
(Friday)
8 April 2016
(Friday)
Winter Holidays
(Semester Break)
27 June 2016
(Monday)
8 July 2016
(Friday)
Spring Holidays
(Term Break)
19 September 2016
(Monday)
30 September 2016
(Friday)
Summer Holidays21 December 2016
(Wednesday)
31 January 2017
(Tuesday)

Western Australia (WA)

School HolidaysStartsFinishes
Year 2015
Autumn Holidays
(Term Break)
3 April 2015
(Monday)
17 April 2015
(Friday)
Winter Holidays
(Semester Break)
6 July 2015
(Monday)
17 July 2015
(Friday)
Spring Holidays
(Term Break)
28 September 2015
(Monday)
9 October 2015
(Friday)
Summer Holidays18 December 2015
(Friday)
29 January 2016
(Friday)
Year 2016
Autumn Holidays
(Term Break)
11 April 2016
(Monday)
25 April 2016
(Monday)
Winter Holidays
(Semester Break)
4 July 2016
(Monday)
15 July 2016
(Friday)
Spring Holidays
(Term Break)
26 September 2016
(Monday)
7 October 2016
(Friday)
Summer Holidays16 December 2016
(Friday)
31 January 2017
(Tuesday)